News and Items of Interest

NOTE: You can view many of the Alworth Institute lectures and talks at its YouTube Channel. Currently, the channel features:

Irreconcilable Differences: Russia’s War Against Ukraine and the Question of Sovereignty

The lecture was presented at UMD on September 29, 2022 by Markian Dobczansky, Associate Director of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI).


Public Humanities and Placemaking in Contemporary Spain

Dr. Jennifer Brady, Associate Professor of Spanish in the UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures presnted this international noon talk on October 6, 2022. 


Weapon of Choice: US Sanctions and the Future of the Global Economy

Thomas Hanson, retired Foregin Service Officer for the US State Department and the Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence presented on October 17, 2022.


Elizabeth Truss (Former UK Prime Minister): How the Wheels Came Off!

Presented by Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Assoiciate and former director on November 15, 2022. 


Riga: A Modern, Vibrant City Grappling with a Complicated Wartime Past

This International Noon Talk was given by Dr. Natalie Belsky,  Assistant Professor of History in the UMD Department of History, Political Science and International Studies.