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Alworth Institute Program Summary

Spring 2015 Chronological Program Summary

(All events are at UMD unless noted otherwise; all are free and open to the public.)

January

Wednesday, January 28 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Special Event – Bullets, Bracelets, and Social Struggle: National Identity and Comic Books - Presented by Dr. Mitra Emad, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Sociology/Anthropology and Dr. David Beard, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Writing Studies. Moderated by Dr. Lawrance Bernabo, Assistant Professor, UMD Department of Communication
(co-sponsored by the Kathryn A. Martin Library)

Thursday, January 29 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag - Interning for the State Department: Cyprus, Germany and Kuwait - Presented by Josie Strom, Recent UMD graduate with a double major in English and International Studies, and Jared Strom, UMD senior, double majoring in International Studies & Human Resources Management

February

Thursday, February 5 - 7:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Enslaved Underwater Divers: Challenging Concepts of Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World – Presented by Dr. Kevin Dawson, Assistant Professor, University of California Merced
(co-sponsored by the UMD Department of History and the Alworth Institute)

*Wednesday*, February 11 - 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag – The Netherlands: A Tale of Two Cities... – Presented by Dr. David Gore, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Communication, and Dr. Ed Downs, Assistant Professor, UMD Department of Communication

Thursday, February 19 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Teaching on a Floating University: The Semester at Sea Fall 2014 Voyage – Presented by Dr. John Dahl, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Biology

Thursday, February 26 – 6:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center Ballroom – WorldQuest International Trivia Competition (Featured country: Germany)

March

Wednesday, March 4 – 7:00 p.m. – Montague 70 – International Lecture - The State of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Year Ahead - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence & Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Tuesday, March 24 – 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – KSC - Kirby Bus Hub – Special Event - World Water Day Celebration - Presented by the UMD Office of Sustainability and the Alworth Institute

Tuesday, March 24 – 6:00 p.m. – KSC - Griggs Center (room 201) – Special Event - Iranian New Year Celebration - Presented by Dr. Cindy M. Christian, Alworth Institute Director

Thursday, March 26 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Explore Chile – Presented by John Anderson and John Bergstrom, Duluth Residents & Adventure Travelers

April

Thursday, April 2 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Violence against Women in Italy – Presented by Susan Meyers, UMD Print Shop and Director of the North Central Windows Program in Superior, Wisconsin

Thursday, April 9 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder – Presented by Chanraksar Wat, UMD Graphic Design major and Alworth Institute Student Office Assistant, and Meng Lean, UMD Civil Engineering major

Thursday, April 16 – 12:00 p.m. – *Kirby Rafters* – Brown Bag – Why do you keep waving at everyone?': Cycling Poland's Szlak Orlich Gniazd (Trail of the Eagles' Nest)– Presented by Dr. John Hatcher, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Writing Studies

Thursday, April 23 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Shanghai, China: An Unlikely Jewish Refuge during WWII – Presented by Cindy Seiler, Duluth Community Member
(Co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

Thursday, April 30 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Discovering the Italian Deaf World in Siena, Italy – Presented by Dr. Nancy Diener, Assistant Professor, UMD Deaf Studies Program, and Dr. Mary Soltis, UMD American Sign Language (ASL) Lab Supervisor



Fall 2014 Chronological Program Summary


September

Monday, September 15 – 7:30 p.m. – Bohannon 90 – Special Event - Tres Vidas - Live music theatre (cello, piano and percussion), based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya and Alfonsina Storni (co-sponsor)

Thursday, September 25 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag - The State of Peace: Bosnia-Herzegovina Two Decades after the War - Presented by Dr. Karl Bahm, Professor of European History, and Dr. Haji Dokhanchi, Professor of Political Science, both at the University of Wisconsin-Superior

Tuesday, September 30 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon Hall 90 – Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture – Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change - Presented by Steve Curwood, Executive Producer and Host of National Public Radio's, Living on Earth. Keynote address in the Alworth Institute's year-long lecture series of the same title; with support from the UMD Office of Sustainability and the Environment & Sustainability Program)

October

Wednesday, October 1 - 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag – Art and Design in Sweden and Norway – Presented by Dr. Alison Aune, UMD Department of Art & Design, and Cheryl Reitan, Associate Director, UMD External Affairs

Thursday, October 2 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag - Hidden China of Inner Mongolia & Chinese Economy Tours – Presented by Dr. Nancy Luomala, UMD Graduate and Professor Emeritus, Art & Art History, Minnesota State University Mankato, and Xiaohong Wu, Minnesota State University Mankato Graduate

Tuesday, October 7 – 3:00 p.m. – Special Presentation – The Garden Room, Kirby Student Center - International Humanitarian Law: Born on the Battlefield – Presented by PJ Doyle, American Red Cross Volunteer

Thursday, October 9 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag - "That Note of Exile": Placing and Displacing Irish Literature – Presented by Dr. Krista Twu, Associate Professor and Chair, and Dr. Simon Kress, former Assistant Professor, both in UMD's Department of English

Wednesday, October 15 – 7:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture – Scotland: What Next? - Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate and former director

Thursday, October 16 – 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag - Tired of Florence? - Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate and former director

Tuesday, October 21 – 7:00 p.m. – Marshall Performing Arts Center – Theatre Event – Solitaire – Performed by Dr. Dalia Basiouny, Egyptian Writer, Performer, and Scholar (co-sponsor)

Wednesday, October 22 – 7:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture – Art & Revolution - Presented by Dr. Dalia Basiouny, Egyptian Writer, Performer, and Scholar

Thursday, October 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center (across from the UMD Bookstore) – United Nations Day Table (UN Quiz, Prizes and Information)

Wednesday, October 29 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon 90 – International Lecture – "Things Fall Apart": Crises in the Ukraine and the Greater Middle East - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Thursday, October 30 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag - Mapping in Belize: Perspectives on Culture and Conservation - Presented by Dr. Kate Carlson, Instructor, UMD Geography Department

November

Tuesday, November 4 - 7:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center 268 – Reading Group Discussion – New Slow City: Living Simply in the Planet's Fastest City by William Powers, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow (author will be present)

Wednesday, November 5 – 7:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture – New Actions to Fix the Climate Crisis: Solutions from around the Globe…and What You Can Do! - Presented by William Powers, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow (part of the year-long lecture series, Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change; with support from the UMD Office of Sustainability and the Environment & Sustainability Program)

Thursday, November 6 - 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag - Holocaust Memorials: Marketing, Commemoration or Both? - Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Associate Professor, Communication & Chair of the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee (co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

Friday, November 7 – 12:00 p.m. - Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Bauemler-Kaplan Holocaust Presentation – Kristallnacht – Presented by Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD History Professor (co-sponsor)

Sunday, November 9 – 1:00 p.m. – Weber Music Hall - Film Viewing & Discussion – Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today - Presented by Sandra Schulberg, Producer (co-sponsor)

Sunday, November 9 – 7:00 p.m. – Solon Campus Center 120 - Film Viewing & Discussion – Punches in Ponytails - Presented by Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Documentary Film Director (co-sponsored by the UMD Women's Action & Resource Center and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department)

Monday, November 10 – 12:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center Rafters – Film Viewing & Discussion – Seeds of Dissent - Presented by Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Documentary Film Director

Monday, November 10 – 7:00 p.m. – Montague 70 – Film Viewing & Discussion – In God's Land - Presented by Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Documentary Film Director

Thursday, November 13 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – East African Adventures: Tanzania – Presented by Immanueli Magomolla & John Anderson, Duluth Residents

Tuesday, November 18 & Wednesday, November 19 - International Education Week – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Center (across from the UMD Bookstore) - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Contest (UNESCO Quiz & Prizes)

Tuesday, November 18 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Special Brown Bag – Oh Morocco! Tales and Lessons from over two years in the Maghreb – Presented by Dr. David Wyrick, William L. McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor in Technology Development (co-sponsored by the International Education Office)

Thursday, November 20 – 12:00 p.m. – Griggs Center – Brown Bag – I Was in Italy, and I Spoke Italian: Territories of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - Presented by Dr. John Schwetman, Assistant Professor, UMD Department of English

December

Thursday, December 4 – 12:00 p.m. – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag – Argentina: Living in a Collapsing Economy – Presented by Savanna Ellena, UMD student and 2013 Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient



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