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Alworth Institute Program Summary

Fall 2014 Chronological Program Summary

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

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 – Please register by calling 218-726-7753 or by sending an e-mail to alworth1@d.umn.edu.

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 Peterson 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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