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Program Summary

Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Spring 2020 Chronological Program Summary

(as January 28, 2020)

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

January

Thursday, January 30 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda –  Brown Bag Presentation - History of Community Health through Art & Culture in Italy! – Presented by Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., MCHES, UMD Department of Applied Human Sciences: Public Health and Lisa Vogelsang, Ph.D. UMD International Programs and Services 

February

Thursday, February 13 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - A Trip Down Under: New Zealand and Australia – Presented by Dr. Denny Falk, UMD Distinguished Global Professor Emeritus

Thursday, February 20 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – The Repurposing of Culturally Significant Sites from the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires in Southeast Europe – Presented by Timothy French, Adjunct Instructor of History, Lord Fairfax Community College & UMD Graduate

Thursday, February 20 - 7:00 p.m. - Chemistry 200 - International Lecture - Trump v. the Ayatollah: Origins of the American Conflict with Iran - Presented by Dr. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

March

Thursday, March 19 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Family Wedding in Uganda: Traditional Culture Meets Modernity – Presented by Ann Gumpper, Scenic designer, decorative painter, and color consultant, and Mark Harvey, Associate Professor Lighting Design and Department Head, UMD Theatre Department  

Thursday, March 26 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - The Story of the Holocaust in Poland - Presented by Dr. Natalie Belsky, Assistant Professor, UMD Department of History, and Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Communication and Chair of the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee (Cosponsored by the UMD Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

Friday, March 27 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - The Aesthetics of Remembrance: Documentary Films on Persecution and Political Incarceration during Spain’s Dictatorship – Presented by Dr. Maureen Tobin-Stanley, Professor of Hispanic Studies, UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures (Cosponsored by the UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures)

Monday, March 30 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Special Event - Before and After Graduation: On Languages and the Real World - Presentation by Dr. Michael Doyle, Professor of Spanish, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Cosponsored by the UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures)

April

Thursday, April 2 – 12:00 p.m.  – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Living La Vida Matizada: Participatory Video Making with a Creative Indigenous Community in the Ecuadorian Andes – Presented by Dr. David Syring,  Presented by Dr. David Syring, Professor and Associate Department Head, UMD Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology

Thursday, April 9 - 12:00 p.m.  – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - ¿Qué está pasando?: A Briefing of Contemporary Politics in Spain  - Presented by Dr. Jennifer Brady, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Interim Department Head, UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures

Wednesday, April 15 - 6:00 p.m. - Humanities 480 - Special Event - The Power of the Past to Shape the Present: Winnie the Bear and the Gimli Viking - A Dialogue between Tracy Whalen and Andrew McGillivray, both from the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, University of Winnipeg, and chaired by Þórdís Edda Jóhannesdótti Manuscript Department, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies,(Cosponsored by the UMD College of Liberal Arts)

Wednesday, April 15 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - The Power of the Past to Shape the Present:The Power of the Icelandic Sagas for Today - Presented by Þórdís Edda Jóhannesdóttir,  Manuscript Department, The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, Andrew McGillivray, Assistant Professor and Tracy Whalen, Associate Professor, both from the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, University of Winnipeg

 NOTEInformation is forthcoming about lectures by Thomas Hanson, retired Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence (March 2020) and Dr. Gaynor Johnson, Professor of International History, University of Kent