Deena Mansour http://mtpr.org en Cambodia Connections and Internationalizing Montana Youth http://mtpr.org/post/cambodia-connections-and-internationalizing-montana-youth <p>Last week, my family hosted a gathering at our home for friends both old and new.&nbsp; I hadn’t seen our friend Joe in a while, and he asked how things were at the Mansfield Center.&nbsp; Ironically, on that day, we were welcoming home two Missoula professionals returning from working with youth in Cambodia, and sending off 20 Montana high school students and two teachers for a program in Cambodia.&nbsp; Things could not be better, on a day when we had such tangible expressions of our work to promote global understanding.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:27:20 +0000 Deena Mansour 21062 at http://mtpr.org Shaping Global Opinions by Sharing Montana with the World http://mtpr.org/post/shaping-global-opinions-sharing-montana-world <p>Prior to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, John Steinbeck decided he was out of touch with America.&nbsp; He took his French poodle Charley on a cross-country road trip, documenting his adventures in his book, <em>Travels with Charley in Search of America</em>. Steinbeck wrote rapturously of Montana, saying, “…I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love….Montana has a spell on me. It is grandeur and warmth….Of all the states, it is my favorite, and my love….”</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:57:46 +0000 Deena Mansour 19718 at http://mtpr.org Montana’s Role in Global Sports Diplomacy http://mtpr.org/post/montana-s-role-global-sports-diplomacy <p align="center"><strong>Montana’s Role in Global Sports Diplomacy</strong></p><p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p align="center"><strong>Deena Mansour</strong></p><p align="center"><strong>Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:21:25 +0000 Deena Mansour 15803 at http://mtpr.org Economic Empowerment Program Supports Montanans Competing Globally http://mtpr.org/post/economic-empowerment-program-supports-montanans-competing-globally <p>In today’s Missoulian, reporter Martin Kidston tells the story of Ngo Ha, a Vietnamese professional currently in the U.S. on a Department of State program. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:04:47 +0000 Deena Mansour 14589 at http://mtpr.org Fostering Engagement with Laos While Promoting Human Rights http://mtpr.org/post/fostering-engagement-laos-while-promoting-human-rights <p>The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center of The University of Montana pursues a dual mission:&nbsp; to foster mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and Asia, as well as to foster ethics in public affairs.&nbsp; Over the past thirty years, we have developed a number of programs in support of this vision -- always with the spirit of Mike Mansfield as the driving force in our carefully designed programming.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:59:39 +0000 Deena Mansour 4430 at http://mtpr.org