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Special & Co-sponsored Events

Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Special Events

The Alworth Institute co-sponsors events or hosts occasional programs that do not fit into its other categories of programs. 

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - Cina Hall 316 - Information Session: Internships with the US State Department - Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired US Foreign Service Officer and the Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence - Hanson will discuss internships with the US State Department as well as the application process.  Internships are completed in countries around the world as well as in Washington, DC. Individuals may request a one on one meeting with Hanson from Monday afternoon (9/9/19) through Wednesday morning (9/11/19) by emailing a request to

September 23 to September 26, 2019 - Events celebrating UMD's Public History Program.  Contact David Woodward at or at 218-726-8417.  Featured guest is James Curry, PhD, Public Historian for the city of Dublin, Ireland.  

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - Singer Rehearsal Hall  - Brazil and its Piano Repertoire: Fiction and Confluence of National Identity and Individual Freedom - Presented by Germano Mayer, Professor of Piano at the Federal University of Pelotas (Brazil) - Professor Mayer will discuss the ways in which classical piano music has been affected by Brazilian music.  He will illustrate by playing pieces on the piano.