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  • Dr. Harry Lehmann, from Germany's Federal Environment Agency, listens to a question from an audience member at an Alworth Institute forum on the possibility of a carbon-neutral Germany (October 19, 2013).
  • Dan Mullins, International Development Specialist with CARE and the WWF in Africa, speaks to a UMD audience about development and sustainability in Africa (November 5, 2013).
  • UMD student, Idella Sylvah, will pose a question to Dan Mullins, an International Development Specialist with CARE and the WWF in Africa, about women's role in development.
  • Members of Duluth's Echoes of Peace Choir discussed their March 2013 trip to Rania, Kurdistan in Iraq. Pictured are choir members Trisha O'Keefe and Wendy Ruhnke, as well as choir director, Sara Thomsen (November 21, 2013).
  • Jolane and John Sunstrom (center), Duluth community members, with Alworth Institute Advisory Board members, Mike Jaros (left) and Dr. Ajit Das, after presenting a Martha B. Alworth International Brown Bag on hiking in Nepal (March 6, 2014).
  • Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and former US State Department Foreign Service Officer, speaks rising tension between the US and Asia (March 12, 2014).
  • Edna dos-Santos Duisenberg, 2014 Alworth Institute International Fellow with Royal and Karen Alworth, after her lecture on Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Global Comparison (April 3, 2014).
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On Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thomas Hanson, former Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department, will be speaking on careers and internship opportunities with the State Department. All students and interested community members are welcome.


Steve Curwood, Executive Producer and Host of National Public Radio's Living on Earth,presented the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture and keynote address for the series, Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change to over 165 students, faculty, staff and community members.

Mr. Curwood's lecture will air on KUMD (check back for exact date and time). Click here for more information...



Join us Oct. 2, 2014 at 12 Noon for:

Martha B. Alworth International Brown Bag - Hidden China of Inner Mongolia & Chinese Economy Tours

Bring your lunch and and your curiosity!

Click here for updated information.


Ms. dos Santos-Duisenberg presented three public lectures. You can view two of these lectures and read her bio by clicking here.

The Alworth Institute's 2014 International Fellow was Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg, Founder and Former Chief of the Creative Economy Programme for the UNCTAD and Special Advisor to UNITAR.

This program was funded in part by the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. Other sponsors included the UMD College of Liberal Arts Cultural Entrepreneurship Program, the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Excellence Fund, the Commission for Women and the Office of Sustainability.

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