Program Summary

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Spring 2017 Chronological Program Summary

(as of 02/02/17)

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

 The theme for this academic year is US Foreign Policy: Can We Beat the Odds in a Risky Game?

February

 Wednesday, February 1 – 7:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture – Turkey’s Democratic Challenges Old and New – Presented by Dr. Bihter Tomen, Visiting Assistant Professor, UMD Department of Political Science.

 Thursday, February 9 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Central Asia: The Frontlines of the ‘New Great Game’ - Presented by Nathan Paul, UMD Political Science and Communication Alum

 Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Special Event – WorldQuest International Trivia Competition – Team-based with dinner and door prizes ($5 for students; $15 for others; contact the Alworth Institute for information and registration)

 March

Thursday, March 16 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Bavaria to Budapest - A Danube River Tour through Germany, Austria, and Hungary – Presented by Janet Pribyl, Assistant Director & Career Counselor Career & Internship Services

Thursday, March 30 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – A Trip to  Germany: The Rewards of Hosting and International High School Student – Presented by Jodi Carlson Grebinoski, UMD Associate Librarian  

Also in March – Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence, will speak on China.  Date and time to be determined.

April

Thursday, April 13 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Refugees and Social Justice – Presented by 2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Wednesday, April 19 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - History of the Jewish Diaspora – Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, UMD Communication Professor and Chair of the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee (Co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

Thursday, April 20 – 7:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Update on Rania, Kurdistan - Presented by Sister Cities Delegation to Rania

The Alworth Institute will also hold a lecture on the ethics of drone use, U.S. and Russian relations, and a special dinner, presentation and film on Ireland. Details will be announced when available