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Program Summary

Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Fall 2019 Chronological Program Summary

(as August 29, 2019)

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

  

September

Monday, September 9 – 4:00 p.m. – Cina Hall 316 – Information Session – Internships with the U.S. State Department – Led by Thomas Hanson, Retired Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department and the Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence 

Thursday, September 12 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Women Reclaiming Lives: Social, Economic and Environmental Justice in Oaxaca, Mexico”– Presented by Dr. Carol Wallace, UMD Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies and Allyson Hilgeman, UMD Cultural Entrepreneurship Student

Wednesday, September 18 – 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 70 – Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture – Globalization: The Cause of and Solution to Global Health Crises – Presented by Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Jeremy Youde (Youde’s most recent book, Globalization and Health, will be sold at the event.)

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED AND WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED Thursday, September 19 - 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Climate Change and Social Policy – Presented by Dr. Jiansheng Qu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, September 25 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Trip of a Lifetime: Africa – Presented by Sue Brockopp, Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, UMD Department of Communication

September 23 to September 26, 2019 - Events celebrating UMD's Public History Program - Contact David Woodward at dwoodwa1@d.umn.edu or at 218-726-8417 - Featured guest is James Curry, PhD, Public Historian for the city of Dublin, Ireland

October

Tuesday, October 1 – 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. – Griggs Center – International Lecture – Restorative Justice & Peacemaking: Creating Glimmers of Hope in the Global Community – Presented by Dr. Mark Umbreit,  Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking,  School of Social Work, University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Refreshments served before the lecture - (Co-sponsored by UMD College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology)

Thursday, October 3 –  12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation Exploring Jewish Life in Poland & Uncovering an Entangled History – 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, and UMD students from the May Session 2019 Study Abroad trip to Poland (Co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

Friday, October 4 – 12:00 p.m. – Griggs Center – Brown Bag Presentation – Eradicating Peace: The Other Side of the Colombian War on Drugs – Presented by Leider Valencia, Colombian National Coordinator of the Growers of Coca, Poppy, and Marijuana (COCCAM) (Co-sponsored by the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Witness for Peace – Upper Midwest)

Thursday, October 10 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag Presentation - The State and Society in Morocco – Presented by Dr. Meriem El Haitami, Dr. Hamza Tayebi, and Dr. Badr Guennoun, all from the International University of Rabat (Co-sponsored by the UMD College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Extension, University of Minnesota Twin Cities GPA Alliance and Institute for Global Studies, and University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Liberal Arts)

Friday, October 11 – 12:00 p.m. – Singer Rehearsal Hall - Supported Event - Brazil and its Piano Repertoire: Fiction and Confluence of National Identity and Individual Freedom - Presented by Germano Mayer, Professor of Piano at the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil (Co-sponsored by the UMD School of Fine Arts: Department of Music and the College of Liberal Arts: Department of World Languages and Cultures)

Tuesday, October 15 – 7:00 p.m. – Room TBA - International Lecture - The Difficult Road to Peace in the Middle East and Afghanistan: Challenges Ahead – Presented by Ambassador Rolf Willy Hansen, former Consul-General, Minneapolis, and Norwegian Ambassador to Syria

Thursday, October 17 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Finnish Folk Traditions and the Compositional Styles of Jean Sibelius's Piano Music – Presented by Dr. Asami Hagiwara, Assistant Professor, Piano, UMD School of Fine Arts

Monday, October 28 – 7:00 p.m. - Life Science 185 – International Lecture - Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World - Presented by Todd Miller, Independent Journalist and Author (Miller’s most recent book, titled the same as this lecture, will be sold at the event.)  (Co-sponsored by the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

Thursday, October 31 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation - Art and Heritage in Urban Renewal: The Seaside Town of Folkestone, UK – Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate and former Director of the Alworth Institute

November

Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 p.m. – Room TBA – International Lecture - Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson: "An Enigma Wrapped in a Whoopee Cushion" – Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate and former Director of the Alworth Institute

Friday, November 8 – 12:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Reflections on the Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall  - Presented by Michael Furchert, former East Berliner, Pianist and Ceramic Artist

Wednesday, November 13 – 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)

Thursday, November 14 – 12:00 p.m. – Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag Presentation – Travelling the Silk Road – Jill and Koresh Lakhan, Duluth community members