The 17th Annual International Conference on Central & Southwest Asia
Thursday, April 18-Friday, April 19, 2019
All Events Will Be Held at the University Center Theater, Third Floor, University Center Building, University of MontanaThursday, April 18, 2019
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Presenter: Ekta Gupta (Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Lucknow, India)
Presentation: The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent: Women and the Disharmony and Disfiguration of India
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Student Panel
Chair & Discussant: Dr. Ardi Kia (UM Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center)
Student Presenters: Chris Hanson, Sean Kitson, Isaac Mann, Kelcie Murphy, Jacob O’Neil
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Russia, United States, and the Middle East: A Panel Discussion
Chair & Discussant: Dr. Michael Mayer (UM Department of History)
Presenters: Dr. Robert Greene (Chair, UM Department of History); Robert Seidenschwarz (Montana World Affairs Council/Visiting Scholar, Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center)
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Keynote Presentation
Welcome Remarks: President Seth Bodnar, President, University of Montana
Janet Rose, Executive Director, Montana World Affairs Council
Chair & Discussant: Robert Seidenschwarz
Presenter: Will Todman (Associate Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies-Washington DC)
Presentation: The Ties That Bind: Family, Tribe, Nation, and the Rise of Individualism in the Arab World
Friday, April 19, 2019
10:30-11:30 AM
Presentation: From Factory of the World to Superpower: China’s Troubled Transition
A Conversation with Dexter Roberts, Award-winning Journalist and Speaker, Former China Bureau Chief at Bloomberg Businessweek
Presenters: Dexter Roberts & Robert Seidenschwarz
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Presentation: The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism in the United States, Europe and Beyond
Presenters: Bruce Barrett (Missoula Attorney/Visiting Scholar, Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center); Dr. Michael Mayer (UM Department of History)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Presentation: Centrality of Central Asia
Presenter: Dr. Ardi Kia (UM Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center)
2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Presentation: China, Central Asia & the Middle East
Chair: Professor Zhen Cao (UM Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures)
Presenters: Professor NIU Song; Professor QIAN Xuming; Professor ZHANG Yuan; Professor ZHAO Jun (Shanghai International Studies University) 

Sponsored by: Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center at the University of Montana, Shanghai International Studies University, Montana World Affairs Council, UM Department of History, Office of the Provost, University of Montana