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Alworth Institute Program Summary

Spring 2016 Chronological Program Summary

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

(Programs that are starred are part of the 2015-2016 series Global Migration: Challenges for People, States & the World and are offered in collaboration with the UMD Office of Cultural Diversity)

February

*Wednesday, February 10 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – KSC Ballroom – Special Event – Refugee for 30 Minutes – exhibit of refugee information and experiences - Presented by UWS Political Science Students in collaboration with the Northland Chapter of the Red Cross

Thursday, February 18 – 12:00 p.m. – KSC Rafters – Brown Bag Presentation – Revisit TAIWAN with Levine as He Returns after Five Decades: A Nostalgic & Renewing Visit - Presented by Dr. Gordon Levine, retired UMD Professor of Geography

Thursday, February 25 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Special Event – WorldQuest Trivia Competition – Team-based with dinner and door prizes - $5 for students; $15 for others – contact the Alworth Institute for information and registration

March

Thursday, March 3 – KSC Rafters - 12:00 p.m. – Brown Bag Presentation – Peeking into China: A Personal Reflection on Teaching in a Dalian High School – Presented by Jolane Sundstrom, Duluth Public School teacher, and John Sundstrom, retired Duluth Community Education Coordinator

Thursday, March 17 – 12:00 p.m. – KSC Rafters – Brown Bag Presentation – You can Travel to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day (well, sort of) – Presented by Carol Michealson and Deborah Good, retired UMD staff members; Molly Larson and Cindy Christian, UMD staff members; and, Colleen Greene, retired elementary school teacher

*Monday, March 21 – 7:00 p.m. – Education 50 - Alworth Book Club – Discussion of the book, Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario – Nazario will not be present but will speak at UMD on April 5th (see below)

Tuesday, March 22 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Griggs Center - Special Event - Global Café Duluth: Festivals Around the World– Refreshments, Food and Activities

Wednesday, March 23 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon Hall 90 – International Lecture – A World Disrupted: Five Global Challenges that will Shape our Future - Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired U.S. State Department Official and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Thursday, March 24 – 12:00 p.m. – KSC Rafters – Brown Bag Presentation – Cultural Heritage Sustainability: The Saami & Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe – Presented by Rachel Phelps, UMD Alumna

*Monday, March 28 - 12:00 p.m. – KSC Rafters – Brown Bag Presentation – Notes from a Missing Person: Poems from the Korean Adoptee Diaspora - Presented by Dr. Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Associate Professor, English, and Program Director of Race and Ethnic Studies, St. Olaf College

*Wednesday, March 30 – 7:00 p.m. - Bohannon Hall 90 – International Lecture – Turkey and the Syrian Refugee Crisis - Presented by Dr. Cigdem Benem, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston College

Thursday, March 31 – 12:00 p.m. – KSC Garden Room – Brown Bag Presentation - Resistance and Remembrance: Copenhagen, L'viv, Krakow & Warsaw – Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Chair, Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Committee, and Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD Professor of History (Co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee)

April

Monday, April 4 - 12:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 208 – Brown Bag Presentation – Creating Hope and Opportunity in Guatemala – Presented by Kallie Sandell, US Vision Team Manager, Common Hope

*Tuesday, April 5 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon Hall 90 – Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture - Enrique's Journey & America's Immigration Dilemma - Presented by Sonia Nazario, Projects reporter, Los Angeles Times, and author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Enrique's Journey. (Supported by the Latino/Chicana Student Association and Hispanic Studies/Latin American Studies, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.)

Wednesday, April 13 – 7:00 p.m. - Solon Campus Center 120 – International Lecture - Jim Larkin, Jack Carney, and the Chicago Irish Worker newspaper (1917) - Presented by James Curry, Research Scholar, Moore Institute and History Department, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the 2016 Alworth Institute International Fellow

Thursday, April 14 – 12:00 p.m. - Life Science 175 – Brown Bag Presentation – Myanmar: Two Generations Later – Presented by Dr. Jerry Hembd, UWS Professor of Business and Economics

*Monday, April 18 – 7:00 p.m. – Griggs Center – International Lecture – Human Rights and the Immigration and Refugee Experience – Presented by 2016 FellowsHuman Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School

Thursday, April 21 – 12:00 p.m. – KSC Garden Room – Brown Bag Presentation - Colonialism in the Dirt?: Transnational Encounters in Sri Lanka and the Dominican Republic - Presented by Dr. Pat Farrell, UMD Professor of Geography

Tuesday, April 26 – 7:00 p.m. - Solon Campus Center 120 – International Lecture - Virginia Hyvarinen, Jack Carney, and the Duluth Truth newspaper (1917-20) - Presented by James Curry, Research Scholar, Moore Institute and History Department, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the 2016 Alworth Institute International Fellow

May

*Wednesday, May 4 – 7:00 PM – Kirby Student Center 355-357 – Alworth Book Club – Discussion of the book, Inadmissible, by Tamer Elsayed – Memoir about an Egyptian immigrant to the U.S.



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