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Fall 2018 Chronological Program Summary

(as of January 24, 2018)

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

 The theme for this academic year is Make Diplomacy Great Again?

 

January

Monday, January 22 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Ballroom – Supported Event – Kathryn A. Martin Library “Reading Without Walls” Program Keynote Lecture - We Need Diverse Books - Presented by Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and national spokesperson for the Reading Without Walls Program – the Alworth Institute will have an information table at the event

Thursday, January 25 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Morocco: Reflections on a Unique Model for Undergraduate Research Abroad – Presented by Dr. Ryan Goei, UMD Associate Professor of Communication and Director of University Honors, and Dr. Dana Lindaman, Associate Professor of French Studies in UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures

Monday, January 29 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon Hall 90 – Supported Event – Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day - Lecture - My Memories of Fascism: A Childhood in Hitler’s Germany - Presented by Mrs. Leonore Baeumler, Founder of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee

February

Thursday, February 1 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon Hall 90 – International Lecture - Iran: Images, Myths and Complicated Realities – Presented by Jeremy Iggers, Publisher, GlobalTwinCities.com

Thursday, February 8 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag Presentation - My Time in Montpellier – Presented by Megan Resch, 2016 recipient of the Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship and UMD student with a triple major in Statistics, Mathematics, and French Studies

(CANCELLED) Thursday, February 15 - 12:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center Rafters – Brown Bag Presentation - Why Taiwan?  Celebrating Learning Chinese with an Astonishing Island of Markets, Food, Temples, and Great Geography – Presented by Dr. Gordon Levine, Retired Assistant Professor, UMD Department of Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies

Thursday, February 22 – 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

Thursday, March 1 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Along the Saxon Shore in Kent (UK): England’s Historic Frontline - Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate and former director

Wednesday, March 14 – 6:00 p.m. –Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture - Europe 2018: A New Deal in the Works: Is there a Macron Effect?  - Presented by Mr. Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France, Chicago (Co-sponsored by the UMD French Program, Department of World Languages and Literatures)

Thursday, March 15 - 7:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture - CEDAW & Human Rights: Eliminating Discrimination Against Women Locally and Globally - Presented by Dr. Ellen Kennedy, founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Feminist Action Collective Duluth, League of Women Voters Duluth and UMD Women's Action and Resource Center - WRAC)

 Monday, March 19 – 7:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Supported Event – UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library Lecture – Exploring Laponia . . . A Cultural Landscape of Global Significance – Presented by Dr. Thomas Beery, Assistant Extension Professor, UMD Minnesota Sea Grant (rescheduled from February 12, 2018)

Wednesday, March 21 – 7:00 p.m. – Solon Campus Center 120 – International Lecture US/Russian Relations and the Role of Cultural Diplomacy – Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and retired Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department, and Dr. Vladimir von Tsurikov, Director, The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis

Thursday, March 22 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation -Living like a Kiwi:  Studying Abroad in New Zealand – Presented by Rachel Wachtler, 2017 recipient of the Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship and a UMD Journalism and Environment & Sustainability major

Wednesday, March 28 - 7:00 p.m. -   Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lecture - The History of Self-Determination in the International System - Presented by Dr. Bradley Simpson, Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Thursday, March 29 – 12:30 p.m. –  Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - In the Heart of Ethiopia: Journey to the Monastic Order of the Disciples of Estifanos – Presented by Steffan A. Spencer MA, PhD, UMD Department of History

April

Tuesday, April 3 - 7:00 p.m. - Montague Hall 70 – International Lecture - Persistent Turmoil in the Middle East: America's Perennial Policy Dilemma - Presented by Ambassador Stephen A. Seche, former US Ambassador to Yemen (2007-2010) and Executive Vice President of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington

Wednesday, April 4 - 7:00 p.m. - Solon Campus Center 120 – International Lecture - Yemen: The Forgotten War - Presented by Ambassador Stephen A. Seche, former US Ambassador to Yemen (2007-2010) and Executive Vice President of the Arab Gulf States Institute, Washington DC

Thursday, April 5 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Incarceration in the Desert: An Examination of the Gila River Japanese -American Internment Camp during WWII - Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Chair of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee and Associate Professor, Department of Communication (Co-sponsored by the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

Tuesday, April 10 – 7:00 p.m. – Solon Campus Center 120 – International Lecture - The Moral Limits of Proportionality in War – Presented by Dr. Joshua Andresen, Senior Lecturer in National Security and Foreign Relations Law, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Thursday, April 12 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Discovering Modern Rwanda, The Gem of Africa  - Presented by Tom Voelk, award-winning journalist who has worked for The New York Times, NBC News Channel, KING Television and WCCO Television

Wednesday – April 18 – 7:00 p.m. – Solon Campus Center 120 - Supported Event – Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee Program - Japanese Internment Camps During WWII – Presented by Janet Carlson and John Matsunga, Members of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League

Thursday, April 19 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Finland 100 - Northland – Presented by Ira “Mimmu” Salmela, KUMD Interim Station Manager and Director of Development

Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 p.m. - Bohannon Hall 90 – Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture - Understanding China's Diplomatic Transformation – Presented by Dr. Qingmin Zhang, Center for International & Strategic Studies, Peking University