Program Summary

Fall 2021 Chronological Program Summary

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


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


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 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 or sign in at noon

Thursday, October 14 – 12:00 p.m. – Virtual (link to be announced) – 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)

Wednesday, October 20 –12:00 p.m. – Virtual - Brown Bag Presentation – Painted Houses: Beekeeping in Slovenia - Presented by Dr. Jay Ebben, Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas - Register at 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


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 or sign in at noon

Tuesday, November 9 – 7:00 p.m. - Venue to be announced & 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.

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 or sgn in at noon