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Echoes of Peace Choir members will talk about their trip to Iraq on November 21.


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A UNESCO World Heritage Sites Contest will be held on November 12.

Alworth Institute Offers a Profusion of Dynamic Presentations

Each year the Alworth Institute offers dozens of international lectures, presentation, and activities for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and the community. Since 1987 it has been creating a space for the public discussion of a wide range of international issues. Its formal name is the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, and was established by the Duluth Alworth family to commemorate the life and interests of Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Alworth Institute website.

Below is the list of November and December, 2013 activities.

November

Tuesday, November 5, 7 pm – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture
The World We Will Live – 2025

Presented by Dan Mullins, manager, Africa Coastal Program, CARE-WWF Alliance. This event is part of the Alworth Institute’s lecture series on Confronting Global Modernity: The Challenge of Sustainability.

Thursday, November 7, 7:30 pm
Mitchell Auditorium, St. Scholastica – Martha B. Alworth Memorial Lecture
The End of American Exceptionalism
Presented by Andrew Bacevich, professor, Boston University. This event is sponsored by the CSS Alworth Peace and Justice Center with the support of the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, UMD.

Monday, November 11, 12 noon – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Special Brown Bag for International Education Week
Art and Artists in Växjö, Stockholm and Oslo
Presented by Alison Aune, professor, UMD School of Fine Arts, and Cheryl Reitan, associate director, UMD Department of External Affairs. The event is co-sponsored by the UMD International Education Office.  

November 12, 10 am to 2 pm - Kirby Student Center Table
International Education - UNESCO World Heritage Sites Contest
Focus will be on natural sites.

Thursday, November 14, 12 noon – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag
Exploration of English Wind Band Music
Presented by Mark Whitlock, professor and director of bands, UMD Department of Music.

Thursday, November 14, 7 pm – Kirby Student Center 351 – Reading Group Discussion
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra.
The group will discuss this novel about the Chechen wars.

Thursday, November 21, 12 noon – Library 4th Floor Rotunda – Brown Bag
Echoes of Peace from Duluth to Iraq
Presented by Trisha O’Keefe, UMD Office of Cultural Diversity; Paula Pedersen, UMD Chancellor's Office; Wendy Ruhnke and Sara Thomsen, all members of the Duluth Echoes of Peace Choir.

Thursday, November 21, 7 pm - Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture
Coffee and Sustainability: Good to the Last Drop
Presented by Hugh Smeltekop, director general, The Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa (UAC-CP) or the College, Bolivia. This event is part of the Alworth Institute’s lecture series on Confronting Global Modernity: The Challenge of Sustainability.


December

Wednesday, December 4, 7 pm – Montague Hall 80 – International Lecture
Global Warming and the Forests of the Lake Superior Region
Presented by John Pastor, professor, UMD Department of Biology. This event is part of the Alworth Institute’s lecture series on Confronting Global Modernity: The Challenge of Sustainability.

Thursday, December 5, 12 noon – Library 4th Floor Rotunda - Brown Bag
Finland: First Impressions
Presented by Gesa Zinn, associate professor of German, UMD Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


Alworth Institute website


Cheryl Reitan, October, 2013.

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