Mount Vernon Canyon Club invites the community to participate in select events throughout the year. The club enjoys sharing the beauty of our mountain and city views with our neighbors.
Wellness Forum Presentations ~ Open to the community
The cost is $20 including buffet dinner, tax, and gratuity.
Wednesday, April 25th ~ With Buffet Dinner, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
April Topic: Flammulated Owls And Our Local Ecosystem
April Speaker: Max Ciaglo and Ross Calhoun
Flammulated Owls are common in the mountain forests of the western United States but are rarely seen due to their small size and nocturnal nature. Recent studies have made great leaps in our understanding of this owl's life history, but more research is needed to understand the needs of the species in the context of human development and climate change. Speakers Max Ciaglo and Ross Calhoun are based in Boulder. They both majored in ecology and began working with Dr. Brian Linkhart on his demographic study of the Flammulated Owl, the longest-running and most extensive study of the species to date. Over the next four years, the duo continued to pursue their fervor for ornithological field work by establishing their own independent project studying the migration of the Flammulated Owl. Max and Ross, are currently working with UC Denver to complete their study.
These Forums are open to the community. A minimum of 15 people is required to hold the event. To register, call Mount Vernon at 303.526.0616.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council Monthly Lectures
Tuesday, April 17th ~ Optional Dinner 6:00 pm, Lecture 7:00 pm
April Topic: Escaping the Khmer Rouge...and The Rest Of The Story
April Speaker: Sophal Ear, Ph.D.
Sophal Ear, Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor of Diplomacy & World Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles where he teaches international political economy, international development, international security, and Asian security. Previously, he taught contemporary theories of political economy, Asian political economy, and how to rebuild countries after wars at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and international development policy at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
He is the author of Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2013, http://amzn.to/UXhoWc) and co-author of The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resources Quest is Reshaping the World (Routledge, 2013, http://amzn.to/WkxCEf). He wrote and narrated the award-winning documentary film "The End/Beginning: Cambodia" based on his 2009 TED Talk and has appeared in several other documentaries. In 2015 he was named a 40 Under 40 Inspiring Professor by NerdWallet and in 2016 won the Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Achievement Award for Extraordinary Leadership in Public Service by the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program. A graduate of Princeton and Berkeley, he moved to the United States from France as a Cambodian refugee at the age of 10.
Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club prior to the program at 6 pm. The inclusive dinner price is $23.00. Call the Country Club for reservations at 303.526.0616.