The Civic Mission of Schools at Home and Abroad

Dr. Thomas Goutierre

Afghanistan: At a Crossroad

Dr. Goutierre serves as the Dean of International Studies and Programs, the Senior Officer for Global Engagement, and the Director of the Center for Afghan Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to assuming his present position in 1974, Mr. Gouttierre lived and worked for nearly 10 years in Afghanistan, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, a Fulbright fellow, Executive Director of the Fulbright Foundation, and Head Coach of the Afghan National Basketball Team. He was also seconded by the U.S. State Department to serve as Senior Political Affairs Officer on the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Afghanistan in 1996 and 1997. His publications include numerous articles about Afghanistan society, culture, and politics. He serves as an internationally recognized authority on Central Asia’s cultures and conflicts, appearing in news articles and broadcasts worldwide.

Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

Thursday, June 26th, 8am-2pm

UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6401 Dodge Street Omaha, Nebraska

Attendees may park in lots D and E which can be accessed through University Drive North

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:25 Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:15 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Goutierre

9:20-10:05 Break-out Session 1

10:10-10:25 Visit Vendors

10:30-11:15 Break-out Session 2

11:20 Lunch, Business Meeting, Awards

12:00-12:45 Break-out Session 3

12:50-1:35 Break-out Session 4

1:40 Closing Thoughts and Door Prizes

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