The Montana World Affairs Council’s 2021 Academic WorldQuest program is a four-day virtual international affairs event that provides students with the opportunity to engage with global experts, including Ambassadors, international thought leaders, policy experts and practitioners. These experts cover a wide range of topics, including Montana’s role in the global economy, global conservation efforts, and current events.
In the Student to Student Global Conversation, participants meet with students from around the world through live video chats. Using interactive web-based technology, participants have met with Congolese, Japanese and Honduran students.
The WorldQuest on Thursday is limited to Montana students, but the online, interactive sessions are open to all participants.
Montana World Affairs Council - Interactive Session Schedule March 1-3, 2021
All session are free of charge
All times are MST (EST -2 hrs)
Monday, March 1st 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: University of Montana Campus Tour with Q & A with President Bodnar 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM: Country in Focus: Uzbekistan with Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen (ret.) 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM: U.S. Foreign Service in the 21st Century with Ambassador Deborah McCarthy (ret.) Tuesday, March 2nd 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM: Montana State University Campus Tour with Q & A with President Cruzado 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM: Student to Student Global Conversation with Egypt. Open for live streaming only. 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM: Arab Spring with Ambassador Anne Patterson to Egypt (ret.), Ambassador Gerald Feierstein to Yemen (ret.) and Ambassador Gordon Gray (ret.) to Tunisia 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM: Exploring Peace in a World of Conflict with Ambassador Hesham Youssef Wednesday, March 3rd 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM: “Looking at a Post-Pandemic Economy”- Brian Brown, Marketing President for First Interstate Bank Billings, Brigitta Miranda-Freer, Executive Director for Montana World Trade Center, and Joanna Shelton, former Deputy Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 10:30 AM- 11:45 PM: Global Protests: Hong Kong with Ambassador Kurt Tong
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