Program Summary

Spring 2023 Chronological Program Summary

(as of March 24, 2023)

January 

Wednesday, January 25 – 12:00 pm – KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lunch Talk –War & Drought: Norway’s Role in the 2022 European Energy Crisis – Presented by Dr. Afton Clarke-Sather, Associate Professor, Geography, UMD

February 

Thursday, February 2 – 12:00 pm – KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lunch Talk Stories about the Beauty and Diversity of Morocco - Presented by UMD Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, February 8 – 7:00 pm – KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda – International Lecture – The Struggle for Democracy in Iran – Presented by Dr. Khalil Dokhanchi, Professor, Political Science, Department of Social Inquiry

Thursday, February 9 – 12:00 pm –  International Lunch Talk – Virtual via Zoom - Tutoring Without Borders – Helping to Educate Kids in Time of War– Presented by Dr. Michael Waxman, Professor, Natural Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin Superior and co-founder, Tutoring without Borders - Register before or sign in at z.umn.edu/TutoringS23

Thursday, February 16 – 7:00 pm – WorldQuest – International Trivia Competition – played virtually via Kahoot! – Griggs Center will be available for teams that want to gather on campus – Register by February 13 at z.umn.edu/WorldQuest2023 – there is no charge to play

March

Thursday, March 2 – 12:00 pm – KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda International Lunch Talk - The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra – Presented by Alex Messenger, Communication Specialist, UMD Marketing & Public Relations, and author of book by the same title

Thursday, March 16 - 12:00 pm - International Lunch Talk - Virtual via Zoom - Summer 2022 Legal Internship in Bangkok - Presented by James (Jay) Segee-Wright, Second-year law student at the University of Wisconsin Law School - Register before or sign in at z.umn.edu/BangkokS23

Monday, March 20 - 4:30 pm - Cina Hall 214 - Information Session - Internships and Careers with the US State Department - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in residence and retired Foreign Service Officer, US State Department

Tuesday, March 21 - 7:00 pm - KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lecture - The US and China: History, Current Tensions, Future Prospects - Presented by Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in residence and retired Foreign Service Officer with the US State Department

Wednesday, March 22 - 12:00 pm - Kirby Plaza 312 and virtually via Zoom - Co-sponsored Event - The Cost of Colonialism: A Global Health Crisis for Trans and Queer Communities - A Conversation with Dr. Mehrub Moiz Awan, Doctor of Medicine; Dr. Jeremy Youde, Dean of UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and, Dr. Devaleena Das, Associate Professor of UMD Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies – Register or sign in at https://umn.zoom.us/j/97435252367?pwd=aVoxOFNLOElBbGNIb09LSmg4VGNnUT09 (Passcode: ZC3K4P) (Sponsored by the UMD Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program) 

Wednesday, March 22 - 5:30 pm - Griggs Center - Special Event - Breaking Barriers: How to Acquire and Maintain Multiple Languages - Presented by Nathan Paul, UMD Alum with majors in Communication and Political Science

Thursday, March 23 - 12:00 pm - KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda International Lunch Talk - My Life in China: Study, Work, Lockdown, and a Heavy Metal Band - Presented by Nathan Paul, UMD Alum wiht majors in Communication and Political Science

April 

Monday, April 3 - 12:00 pm - KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda International Lunch Talk - The Battle for Thermopylae between Modern Historians and the International Far Right - Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Rop, Associate Professor of History, UMD (Co-sponsored by the UMD History Program)

Monday, April 10 - 6:30 pm - Virtual via Zoom - International Lecture - International Legal Perspectives on the Environmental Dimensions of the War in Ukraine - Presented by Carl Bruch, Director of International Programs, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and founding President, Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPAx); and, Carroll Muffett, CEO and President of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) - Register or sign in at z.umn.edu/EnvironmentWarS23

Thursday, April 13 - 12:00 pm -  KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda- International Lunch Talk -The Irish Origins of North American Catholic Education – Presented by Dr. Elizabethada Wright, Professor, Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies

Wednesday, April 19  - 7:00 pm - Virtual via Zoom - International Lecture - NATO and Russia’s War in Ukraine - Presented by Dr. Alexandra Chinchilla, Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University - register or sign in at z.umn.edu/NATOS23

Thursday, April 20 - 12:00 pm -  KAM Library 4th Floor Rotunda - International Lunch Talk - My Adventures Living and Learning in Costa Rica - Presented by Britta Swanson, UMD student studying Cultural Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Geography, & Spanish, and the 2022 Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient