F656 Fall 2019 The Wild Beauty of Montenegro
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Nov. 7–Nov. 14
Instructor: Margaret Uyehara
This course will disclose the wild beauty of Montenegro (Black Mountain or “Crna Gora” in Serbo-Croatian), a country in Europe’s Balkans region rich in history, culture, and stunning scenery. A former Yugoslav republic, Montenegro regained its independence in 2006. It is the newest member of NATO and is on a firm path to join the European Union. The course will explore Montenegro’s rugged geography, complicated history, dynamic political system, and its economic challenges and potential. Also included will be information about visiting the Tara River gorge (the second deepest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon), as well as the Bay of Kotor (often called Europe’s southernmost fjord) and several lesser known gems.
Margaret Uyehara was the US Ambassador to Montenegro 2015—2018, when Montenegro became NATO’s 29th member. During her 35-year foreign service career, she served in Africa, Asia, and Europe. She has a BA in political science from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and did graduate studies at Georgetown University.