Memorial Lecture

Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture

This annual lecture, named in honor of the late Royal D. Alworth, Jr.'s life and interests, is designed to raise public understanding of a significant international topic.

The Memorial Lecture for the 2020-2021 academic year has not yet been scheduled. 

Dr. Jeremy Youde, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Jeremy Youde

Dr. Jeremy Youde, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts presented the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture,Globalization: The Cause of and Solution to Global Health Crises, on September 19, 2020. You can watch that presentation at the UMD Alworth Institute YouTube site here

Jeremy Youde joined the College of Liberal Arts as Dean in July 2019.  From 2016 to 2019, Youde was an associate professor in the Department of International Relations in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. During his tenure there, he served as Deputy Director (Education) for the Coral Bell School, Interim Head of the Department of International Relations, and Acting Associate Dean (Education) for the College of Asia and the Pacific. Before going to Australia, Youde was a member of the Department of Political Science at UMD from 2008 to 2016. He earned tenure at UMD in 2012 and served as department head for 3-1/2 years. He previously held appointments at Grinnell College and San Diego State University.

 An internationally-recognized expert on global health politics, Youde is the author of five books, co-editor of three volumes, and the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has also written for outlets like World Politics Review and Duck of Minerva, and he has appeared in Slate, Vox, Nature, ABC Radio National, Science, Sky News, and Gizmodo. He is a member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance and is the current chair of the Global Health Section of the International Studies Association.

Youde earned his BA in political science and global development studies from Grinnell College and his MA and PhD in political science from the University of Iowa.