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Alworth Institute International Fellowship

The Alworth Institute is now accepting application for the 2017 International Fellowship. Of particular interest are individuals from Brazil and Turkey. For more information please contact us at 218-726-7753 or at alworth1@d.umn.edu.

About the Fellowship

The Alworth Institute International Fellowship is part of the process of internationalizing the academic experience at UMD. Areas of interest include international issues broadly defined. The Fellow will be in residence at the University of Minnesota Duluth for a period no greater than four weeks. Duties attached to the Fellowship include providing a series of at least three public lectures on a chosen topic; undertaking a number of class visits or related activities involving students and faculty; and, contributing entries drawn from the public lectures to the weblog on the Alworth Institute website.

The Fellow should be interested, throughout, in meeting faculty and students at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The hope is that the Fellow may also use the time at the University to develop useful and ongoing professional contacts.

The prospective Fellow must be able to communicate in English at a level adequate to the performance of the duties associated with the International Fellowship. The prospective Fellow is also encouraged to use visuals in the public lectures.

The Fellowship will come with accommodation, tourist travel costs and an honorarium of $2500. The Fellow must have health insurance that covers the time period spent in the U.S. or purchase health coverage for the four weeks from the scheme approved by the University of Minnesota. A J1 visa is required. The staff of the Alworth Institute will assist the Fellow in completing the necessary paperwork and steps to obtain the visa.

The International Fellowship is a non-employee Visiting Scholar position and carries no commitment, direct or implied, for employment at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Those interested in the Fellowship should provide the Institute, via e-mail, a current vita and a summary of proposed lectures.

2014 Fellow: Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg

Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg is a well-known economist for her pioneering policy-oriented research on the creative economy and its development dimension. After nearly 30 years at the United Nations in Geneva, she recently retired as Founder and Chief of the Creative Economy Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD. She directed and is the main co-author of the UN Creative Economy Reports of 2008 and 2010, and set-up the UNCTAD Global Database on Creative Economy providing world trade statistics for creative products. Edna has been pro-active in shaping the global policy and research agenda around the creative economy, providing policy advice to governments and institutions in many countries. She articulated intergovernmental policy debates and promoted synergy, partnerships and networking among governments, private sector, practitioners and academia.

At present, she is Vice-President of the International Federation of Multimedia (FIAM) and Special Advisor at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). She collaborates with universities, gives lectures and provide advisory services to governments and institutions. Her academic background is in economics and business administration from the university of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Master degrees in international trade and development from the Sorbonne university in Paris, and in international economic and diplomatic relations from the International Institute of the National School of Public Administration (ENA) in Paris, France. Visiting scholar at the School of Mines of Colorado, United States. Edna is an eminent expert and lecturer (in four idioms) in the fields of the creative economy, international trade and inclusive and sustainable development.

While at the Alworth Institute, she gave three public lectures (click here for information on these lectures), and she worked with students and faculty involved in the new Cultural Entrepreneurship Program housed in the College of Liberal Arts at UMD. She also met with UMD faculty, as well as Duluth community members and city officials to offer her expertise on economic growth through creative and sustainable industries.

Videos of two of the three lectures can be viewed on YouTube:

Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Global Comparison

Creative Economy Report - 2010: The United Nations Perspective

Past Fellows

(2011-2012) – David Storey, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Geography, Institute of Science and the Environment, University of Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom

(2009-2010) – Oktay F. Tanrisever, PhD, Associate Professor, Chairperson of MSc. Program in Eurasian Studies, Vice-Chairperson of the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey

(2008-2009) – Marek Wróblewski, PhD, Lecturer in International Relations, Institute of International Studies, International Economic Relations Section, University of Wroclaw, Poland

(2007-2008) - Elżbieta Stadtmüller, PhD, Professor of International Relations , Research Director of the Institute of International Studies, Head of European Studies, University of Wroclaw, Poland