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Picture of Flags sticking out of the globe-- Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

All the scheduled Spring 2019 programs are updated.  Click program links to the left for specific programs, or the Program Summary for a chronological listing.  There are more events to come so check back for updates.   

The 2018-2019 Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture scheduled for today, Monday, March 4, 2019 is CANCELLED!  It will be rescheduled.

NOTE: If the UMD campus is closed due to weather conditions, any scheduled Alworth Institute events are cancelled.

The Alworth Institute was established in 1987 by the Alworth family to  commemorate the life and interests of Royal D. Alworth,  Jr. The Institute aims to  engage students, staff and  the wider public in open  discussion, for educational,  social and democratic  purposes, of a wide range of  international issues and of  their domestic implications.

The objectives of the Alworth Institute are to:

  • promote knowledge and understanding of both topical, and enduring, international and global issues among students, staff and the community served by UMD;
  • provide accessible seminars, public lectures and conferences on international issues in ways likely to promote international understanding, enhance democratic discussion, negotiation and reconciliation;
  • articulate international issues and any domestic implications in ways that help further discussion nationally and locally;
  • act as a shared community resource, on issues relating to international studies, with the wider community served by UMD.