Program Summary

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Fall 2018 Chronological Program Summary

(as of September 4, 2018)

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

 

September 

Monday, September 10 – 5:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda – Special Event - Songs and Stories of Resistance – Performed by Daira Qui ones, Colombian Storyteller, Singer, Songwriter, and Peace-builder (Co-sponsored by UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures and the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

Thursday, September 13 – 7:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda – International Lecture - Armenia’s Foreign Policy Explained – Presented by Vahe Gabrielyan, PhD, Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia and former Armenian Ambassador to the United Kingdom 

Friday, September 14  – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - The Armenian Genocide and its Implications- Presented by Vahe Gabrielyan, PhD, Director of the Diplomatic School of Armenia and Former Armenian Ambassador to the United Kingdom (Co-sponsored by the UMD Genocide, Holocaust and Human Rights Center) 

Monday, September 17 – 12:00 p.m. – Kirby Rafters – Constitution Day Lecture – Special Event - The State of the Free Press – Presented by Professor Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Law and Ethics, Hubbard School of Journalism, University of Minnesota (Sponsored by the UMD College of Liberal Arts Change Team)

Thursday, September 20 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Political Polarization and Reshuffling in Contemporary Spain – Presented Dr. Jennifer Brady, Associate Professor, UMD World Languages and Cultures

Thursday, September 27 - 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – ‘We do not commemorate perpetrators’: The Politics of Commemoration and the May 4th Dodenherdenking (Remembrance Day) in the Netherlands - Presented by Jazmine Contreras, Graduate Teaching Fellow at UMD and PhD candidate, History Department, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

October

Thursday, October 11 –12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - “The Hole in the Wall”: Literature Meets Architecture in Ernest Hemingway's Paris - Presented by Presented by Dr. John Schwetman, Associate Professor of English, UMD Department of English, Linguistics and Writing Studies

 Thursday, October 18 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Immigration: Humane Solutions for Inhumane Policies– Presented by Shawn Wentz and Lyn Clark Pegg, members of the April 2018 Witness for Peace delegation to Mexico

 Thursday, October 18 – 7:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda – International Lecture - The End of Pax Americana - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

November

Thursday, November 1 – 7:00 p.m. – Room TBA – Panel Remarks and Discussion - Modern 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

Thursday, November 15 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Why is Everyone Going to Portugal? – Presented by Janet Pribyl, Assistant Director/Career Counselor, UMD Career and Internship Services Assistant Director/Career Counselor and Karin Robbins, retired UMD International Student Advisor

Thursday, November 29 - 2:00 p.m. - Kirby Student Center Rafters – Brown Bag Presentation - Traveling in Taiwan and China: Celebrate Learning Chinese with Astonishing Markets, Temples, Transportation and Great Geography - Presented by Dr. Gordon Levine, retired Assistant Professor, UMD Department of Geography