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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 on 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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Dr. Ivan Bialostosky, Professor of Geography at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN, will speak about Urban Sustainability and the Technopolitics of Order at UMD on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library 4th Floor Rotunda at UMD.

His lecture will focus on the intersection of environmentalism and social justice.

Learn more here...


See Dr. Jon Foley's Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Confronting Global Security: Facing the Challenges of Food Security and Environmental Sustainablity by clicking here...



Join us at 12 noon, on Thursday, April 24th, for brown bag lecture -

Midwestern Perspectives in Scandinavia

Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD

Bring your lunch and join us for this and the other lectures in this series.

Click here for information on the entire series.


The Alworth Institute's 2014 International Fellow is Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg, Founder and Former Chief of the Creative Economy Programme for the UNCTAD and Special Advisor to UNITAR. Ms. dos Santos Duisenberg will be the Alworth Institute giving lectures, guest speaking in classes, and meeting with faculty and community members.

Click here to read Ms. dos Santos-Duisenberg's bio, and here to get information about her public lectures. The lecture originally scheduled for Apriul 16th, City Planning and the Creative Urban Economy will now be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone - 222 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN. (Reception from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

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