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Program Summary

Alworth Institute

Spring 2019 Chronological Program Summary

(as January 23, 2019)

All events are at UMD unless noted otherwise; are free and open to the public.

 The theme for this academic year is 
Contemporary Challenges for News Media across the Globe

 

January

Thursday, January 24 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Why Poland?  – Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Chair, Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee and Associate Professor, UMD Department of Communication (Co-sponsored by the UMD  Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee and the Office of International Programs and Services) 

February

Wednesday, February 6 – 4:30 p.m. - Bohannon Hall 90 – Panel Remarks and Discussion - Journalistic Challenges around the World - Presented by Dr. John Hatcher, Associate Professor of Journalism, Dr. Jennifer E. Moore, Assistant Professor of Journalism, and Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Associate Professor of Communication, all from the UMD Department of Communication (rescheduled from January 30th)

Thursday, February 14 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag Presentation - Wroclaw: Urban Transformations – Presented by Dr. William Henderson, International Associate and former director, Alworth Institute

Wednesday, February 20 - 7:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lecture - Italy and the Limits of Populism – Presented by Dr. William Henderson, International Associate and former director, Alworth Institute

Thursday, February 28 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Kirby Student Center Ballroom - Special Event - International Trivia Competition - WorldQuest - Team-based with dinner and door prizes ($5 for students; $15 for others; contact the Alworth Institute for information and registration)

March

This event is CANCELLED - It will not be rescheduled for Spring 2019.  Monday, March 4 - 7:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture - Enemies of the People:How Attacks on Journalism Threaten Press Freedom Globally - Presented by Dr, Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Thursday, March 21 - 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag Presentation - The Netherlands in Springtime: Tulips, Windmills, and Amsterdam - Presented by Dr. Denny Falk, Distinguished Global Professor Emeritus, UMD Department of Social Work

Monday, March 25 - 4:30 p.m. - Cina Hall 308 - Information Session on Internships and Careers in the US State Department - Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired US Foreign Service Officer and the Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Wednesday, March 27 – 7:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lecture – Democracy and the Formation of Public Opinion in the New Tech Era – Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired US Foreign Service Officer and the Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Thursday, March 28 – 12:00 p.m. – Life Science 175 – International Brown Bag - Life in Argentina's Biggest City – Presented by Allie Morsette, UMD Psychology and Hispanic Studies Junior, T2018 recipient of the Alworth Institute’s Study Abroad Scholarship

April

Thursday, April 4 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag Presentation – Uniting the World Through Soccer: My Experience Volunteering at FIFA World Cup Russia – Presented by Christopher Pascone, International Website Editor for Russian Soccer Club FC Zenit and Marketing Operations Department Volunteer for 2018 FIFA World  Cup St. Petersburg, Russia

Monday, April 8 – 7:00 p.m. – Solon Campus Center 120 – International Lecture - Voices under Pressure: How the World’s Authoritarians are closing the Space for Free Expression - Presented by Summer Lopez, Senior Director, Free Expression Programs, Pen America

Thursday, April 11 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag Presentation – Apologizing for the Troubled Past of Canadian Residential Schools:        The Case of Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire's “The Secret Path.” – Presented by Dr. David Beard, UMD Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies and Dr. John Moffatt, Ron and Jane Graham Centre for the Study of Communication/ School of Professional Development, University of Saskatchewan, (via Skype)