Program Summary

Fall 2021 Chronological Program Summary

(Events may be in-person, virtual or both. Please check each event for details.)

September

Wednesday, September 1 – 4:00 p.m. – Montague Hall 203 – Special Event – Internship and Careers with the US State Department – Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired US Foreign Service Officer and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

October

Tuesday, October 5 – 12:00 PM – Virtual – Brown Bag Presentation – Chocolate in Trinidad Presented by Dr. Steven Stenberg, P.E., UMD Department of Chemical Engineering - Register at https://z.umn.edu/TrinidadF21 or sign in at noon

Thursday, October 7 – 12:00 PM - Virtual - Brown Bag Presentation - Our Cultural Filters Construct Our World View – Presented by Dr. Chang'aa Mweti, UMD Department of Education - Register at https://z.umn.edu/StorytellingF21 or sign in at noon

Thursday, October 14 – 12:00 p.m. – Virtual – Brown Bag Presentation – Zedes: A New Form of Colonialism in Honduras – Presented by Associates of the Witness for Peace Midwest. Solidarity Collective (Co-sponsored by UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of World Languages and Literatures) - Register at https://z.umn.edu/ZedesF21 or sign in at noon

Wednesday, October 20 –12:00 p.m. – Virtual - Brown Bag Presentation – How I Wrote a Book about Slovenia - Presented by Dr. Jay Ebben, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas - Register at https://z.umn.edu/SloveniaF21 or sign in at noon

Thursday, October 21 – 7:00 p.m. – Weber Music Hall (in person event) – Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Memorial Lecture - China’s Global Ambitions: What are they and what do they mean for the United States? – Presented by Dr. Carla Freeman, Senior Expert, China, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. - Live Streaming at https://youtu.be/ma6cXB_s9I0

November

Thursday, November 4 – 12:00 p.m. - Virtual – Brown Bag Presentation - Diwali: The Indian Festival of Light – Presented by Dr. Devaleena Das, Assistant Professor, UMD Studies in Justice, Culture, & Social Change - Register at https://z.umn.edu/DiwaliF21 or sign in at noon

Tuesday, November 9 – (Start time has changed to 8:00 p.m.) 7:00 p.m. - Chemistry 200 (in person event) & Virtual – International Lecture –Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power - Presented by Dr. Aparna Pande, Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia,  Hudson Institute, Washington D.C. - Register at https://z.umn.edu/PandeF21 or sign in at 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, November 11 - 12:00 p.m. - Virtual - Brown Bag Presentation –Virtual Internships and the Realities of Diplomacy Online - Presented by Erin Cain, UMD Political Science and Philosophy Student (minor in German Studies) - Register at https://z.umn.edu/InternshipsF21 or sgn in at noon

Spring 2022 Chronological Program Summary

Thursday, February 24 – 7:00 p.m. - Bohannon 90 (in person event) & Virtual (link to be announced) – International Lecture – Africa in the Global System - Presented by Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. 

Tuesday, April 12 - 7:00 p.m. - Bohannon 90 (in person event) & Virtual (link to be announced) - International Lecture - The United States and the World Outside Our Borders: Challenges, Opportunities, and Fateful Contradictions - Presented by Thomas Hanson, UMD Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence and Retired Foreign Service Officer, US State Department