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The Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies (The Alworth Institute) was established in 1987 by the Alworth family to commemorate the life and interests of Royal D. Alworth, Jr. In line with those interests, the Alworth Institute aims to engage students, staff and the wider public in open discussion, for educational, social and democratic purposes, of a wide range of international issues and of their domestic implications.

The objectives of the Alworth Institute are to:

  • promote knowledge and understanding of both topical, and enduring, international and global issues amongst students, staff and the community served by UMD;
  • provide accessible seminars, public lectures and conferences on international issues in ways likely to promote international understanding, enhance democratic discussion, negotiation and reconciliation;
  • articulate international issues and any domestic implications in ways that help further discussion nationally and locally;
  • act as a shared community resource, on issues relating to international studies, with the wider community served by UMD.
  • Directory


    Christian, Cindy


    Hanson, Thomas

    Diplomat in Residence

    Henderson, William

    International Associate

    Falk, Dennis


    Arthur, John


    Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies Advisory Board (2014-2015)

    Mr. Royal D. Alworth, III (’92)
    Professor Ajit K. Das (’04)
    Helena E. Jackson (’07)
    Matthew R. Thibodeau (’08)
    Emily Alworth(’15)
    Markus Müller(’15)
    Thomas Homan(’15)

    Ex-Officio members:
    UMD Chancellor - Lendley Black
    UMD Executive Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs - Andrea Schokker
    UMD Dean of the College of Liberal Arts - Susan Maher
    UMD President of the Student Association or designee

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