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Alworth Institute International Lecture Series

Past Alworth International Lectures: Fall & Spring 2012


Fall 2012 Lectures


Higher Education in Iraqi Kurdistan
Presented by Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ali Abdulla, President, University of Raparin, Sulaimani-Rania, Iraq
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 -12:00 p.m. - Griggs Center, KSC, UMD

A Potential Solution to Poverty in African Villages by NRRI-UMD Technology 
Presented by Dr. Donald Fosnacht, Director, Center for Applied Research and Technology Development, NRRI; Ismaila Oumar Kane, Minister of Rural Development, Islamic Republic of Mauritania; and, Peter P. Strzok, Founder and President, Agency to Facilitate the Growth of Rural Organizations (AFGRO).
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 70, UMD
(Co-sponsored by NRRI and AFGRO)

My Turkish Missile Crisis: A Memoir from the Frontline of October 1962
Books will be sold at the event.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – Weber Hall, UMD

Dr. Maiolo will also answer questions about his book on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:00 PM - Griggs Center, UMD

American Diplomacy & the 2012 Election
Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence, and Dr. Paul Sharp, Professor, UMD Political Science Department
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD

The Dutch Healthcare System: A Model for the U.S.?
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Schultz, UMD Department of Economics & Director of the Health Care Management Program, and Dr. Kim Dauner, UMD Management Studies & Health Care Management Program
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 70, UMD

This event was co-sponsored by the UMD College of Liberal Arts, UMD's Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, and UMD's Women's Resource and Action Center.

David Cameron: Political Lightweight or Serious Contender
Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD


Spring 2012 Lectures

“A New Middle East? The Arab Spring and its Aftermath"
Presented by Thomas Hanson, Former Career U.S. Foreign Service Officer & Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence. Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:00 PM - Montague Hall 70, UMD. Hanson will also meet with students interested in careers in the US Foreign Service at 4:30 PM on Monday, February 27, 2012 in Solon Campus Center 22 in UMD Career Services.

Obama & American Diplomacy
Presented by Thomas Hanson, Former Career U.S. Foreign Service Officer & Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence, and Dr. Paul Sharp, Professor, UMD Political Science Department. Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7:00 PM - Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Women Rising up for Peace and Justice: Mighty Be Our Powers
Film Screening of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell"
Introduction of the film and discussion following will be led by Doris Parker, Executive Director of Liberian Women's Initiatives of Minnesota (LiWIM). Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:30 PM - Teatro Zuccone (222 Superior St., Duluth, MN) (Reception from 6:30-7:00 PM; program follows)

Doris Parker will also be the Keynote Speaker at the International Women's Day Celebration and Luncheon at the Griggs Center at UMD on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM For more information about the luncheon, contact 726-6292 or 726-8444 or e-mail wrac@d.umn.edu

These two events are co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute, League of Women Voters Duluth, UMD Women's Resource and Action Center, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, and UMD Women's Studies Department

Counteracting Modern Threats and Challenges: Terrorism and Human Trafficking
Presented by Kirill Boychenko and Tajik Sohail Habib, 2011-2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows. Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:00 PM - Montague Hall 70

Sisterhood of War – Minnesota Women in Vietnam
Presented by Kim Heikkila, Adjunct Instructor, History Department, St. Catherine University, and author of the book "Sisterhood of War – Minnesota Women in Vietnam"
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 7:00 PM - Montague Hall 70

This event is co-sponsored by the Alworth Institute, and UMD's History, Women's Studies, and Writing Studies Departments

Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture:
India and her Neighbors: The Foreign Policy Projections & Strategic Partnerships of a Rising Power
Presented by Dr. Anuradha Chenoy, Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Roots and Challenges of Insurgency in India
Presented by Drs. Anuradha & Kamal Chenoy, Professors, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Thursday, April 5, 2012 – 4:30 PM – Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Geographies of Nationalism
Presented by Dr. David Storey, Senior Lecturer, Geography, University of Worcester, and 2012 Alworth Institute International Fellow. Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Alworth Institute UMD Alumni Lecture:
New Political Realities in Hungary
Presented by Katie Evans, Program Specialist, Center for German & European Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:30 PM - Library 4th Floor Rotunda

National Heritage and Place Promotion
Presented by Dr. David Storey, Senior Lecturer, Geography, University of Worcester, and 2012 Alworth Institute International Fellow. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 4:30 PM – Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Confessions of a War Criminal
Presented by Dr. James Dawes, Chair and Professor , English Department, Macalester College. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 4:00 PM – Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Transferring National Allegiance: Sport & Identity
Presented by Dr. David Storey, Senior Lecturer, Geography, University of Worcester, and 2012 Alworth Institute International Fellow. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Bohannon Hall 90

Alworth International Lecture Archives