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This event occurred on
January 25, 2020
Montezuma, New Mexico
United States

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State Rte 65
Montezuma, New Mexico, NM 87731
United States
Event type:
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Davin Alhany

Student at UWC USA from Indonesia.

Ghita Sahbi

Student at UWC USA from Morocco.

Jonathan Yeung

Student at UWC USA from Hong Kong.

Michelle Otero

Michelle Otero is the Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and the author of Malinche’s Daughter. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, on the Modern Love Podcast, NPR’s Code Switch, and in New Mexico Magazine, Shenandoah, and The Best of Brevity Anthology. Originally from Deming, New Mexico, she holds a B.A. in History from Harvard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She is a member of Macondo Writer’s Workshop and a founding member of Albuquerque’s TIASO Artist Collective.

Tacarra Lake

Tacarra is the Program Officer for Education at the Santa Fe Council on International Relations. Raised in Los Lunas, just south of Albuquerque, Tacarra attended the University of New Mexico and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies. She spent two years living in the Balkans, studying post-conflict reconstruction, particularly the Bosnian education system. In 2017, she earned a Master of Arts degree in global studies from Missouri State University, where her research focused on "education in emergencies" and she volunteered as an English teacher for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. At the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Tacarra is excited to work with local Santa Fe high school students and introduce them to the exciting world of international affairs.

Todd Greentree

Todd Greentree is a scholar and a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He has served in five wars, beginning in El Salvador in the early 1980s, and most recently in Afghanistan. His bachelor’s degree is from the University of California Santa Cruz, his master’s in international studies is from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and he received his doctorate in history from Oxford University. Dr. Greentree has taught Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College and was a Visiting Scholar in the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at SAIS. Currently, he is a Research Associate with the Changing Character of War Centre at Oxford and teaches in the Global and National Security Program at the University of New Mexico. He is a contributing author at War on the Rocks, recently published “Strategic Failure in Afghanistan” in the current issue of The Journal of Strategic Studies, and his current writing project is The Blood of Others, a book about the wars at the end of the Cold War. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Zoe O'Sullivan

Student at UWC USA from Ireland and the Netherlands.

Organizing team