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International Lecture Series


In addition to the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture, forums and conferences, the Institute provides a series of international lectures by local, national and international authorities on subjects of timely interest. The Alworth Institute draws not only upon the rich store of local academics with expertise in a variety of areas, but also visiting international faculty.

Spring 2013 International Lecture Series

Monday, February 11 - 5:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 70, UMD – International Lecture – UMD Veterans’ Perspectives: Service in Iraq & Afghanistan - Presented by UMD Students and Members of the Veterans’ Club (co-sponsored by the UMD Veteran’s Club)

Wednesday, February 27 - 6:00 p.m. – Life Sciences 185, UMD – Film & Discussion – POV (Point of View) Documentary Film Screening:  The Reckoning:  The Battle for the International Criminal Court Discussion led by Presented by Dr. Jeremy Youde, UMD Associate Professor of Political Science will lead a discussion after the film (co-sponsored by the UMD Civic Engagement Office)

Friday, March 1 - 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80, UMD – International Lecture - The German Healthcare System -Presented by Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, Senator Tony Lourey, Representative Tom Huntley (additional UMD sponsors of the Alworth Institute’s year-long series of Comparative Healthcare Systems - College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Labovitz School Health Management Program, Office of Civic Engagement and the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center)

Thursday, March 7 - 7:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – International Lecture - Obama’s Second Term: Issues and Challenges Ahead - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence & retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Wednesday, March 13 7:00 p.m. Montague Hall 80 - International Lecture - The Use of Torture: Separating the Facts from Hollywood Fiction Presented by Brad Robideau, Media Relations Manager for The Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis

Thursday, March 14 12:00 p.m. Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lecture - Confucianism and Traditional Values of the Chinese Family Presented by Dr. Hairong Feng, Assistant Professor, UMD Communication Department. (co-sponsored by the UMD Confucius Institute)

Wednesday, March 27 - 6:00 p.m. – Malosky Stadium Club Room - “Director’s Choice” Event – Nowruz:  The Iranian Celebration of a New Day - Presented by Dr. Cindy Christian, Director of the UMD Alworth Institute – Reservations Required - $30 per person - call (218) 726-7493 or email alworth1@d.umn.edu

Wednesday, April 3 - 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80, UMD – International Lecture – Healthy Comparisons: What’s to Learn from Canada, eh?-Presented by Dr. Antonia Maioni, Department of Political Science and Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (additional UMD sponsors of the Alworth Institute’s year-long series of Comparative Healthcare Systems - College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Labovitz School Health Management Program, Office of Civic Engagement and the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center)

Thursday, April 4 - 7:30 p.m. – Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica – International  Lecture – Poverty and the World’s Water Supply - Presented by Maude Barlow, Canadian author and human rights activist - Barlow will also be speaking at UMD while visiting Duluth, details TBA) (co-sponsored with St. Scholastica’s Alworth Center for Peace and Justice)

Wednesday, April 10 - 7:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda, UMD – International Lecture – A World View of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) in Higher Education - Presented by Jim Riehl, Dean, UMD Swenson College of Science and Engineering & 3M McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair

Wednesday, April 24 - 7:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 80, UMD – International Lecture – follow-up to discuss the implications for the U.S. of the comparative healthcare series - Healthcare Access & Coverage in Our Community:  Understanding Health Insurance Coverage in the New State Exchange Model - Presented by Dr. Jennifer Schultz, UMD Department of Economics & Director of the Health Care Management Program; Dr. Kim Dauner, UMD Management Studies & Health Care Management Program; Jessica Crowley, Coordinator of the Health Care Access Office; and other local health care experts (additional UMD sponsors of the Alworth Institute’s year-long series of Comparative Healthcare Systems - College of Liberal Arts, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth, Labovitz School Health Management Program, Office of Civic Engagement and the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center)

**In addition, the 2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from the University of Minnesota Law School will give a lecture on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Details to be announced.** 


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