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Alworth Center for Peace and Justice

2013-2014 Lecture Series: Is America Still 'Indispensable?'

Brazil, Russia, India, China and other emerging powers are challenging the traditional dominance of America and the West.  What's more, there now are numerous entities that wield global power through a web of networks outside traditional diplomatic channels.  Many believe that, for the first time in history, the world truly will be interdependent and without a clear center of gravity.

Others agree with Madeleine Albright who believes that America will continue to be the "indispensable nation" for decades to come. 

This season's lecture series is devoted to examining the global landscape and articulating America's role in a changing world with many new power players.


Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.


Video Archive

To watch the videos from the past Peace and Justice lectures, please visit our video archive page.


The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice seeks to bridge social and political barriers to bring together people of all ages and philosophies to work toward the common goals of peace and justice. The College of St. Scholastica is proud to offer this important resource as a service to our region. The public is invited to participate in Center activities and to utilize the resource center. Suggestions for future events are welcome.

The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice is funded in part by the Manitou Fund, the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and Reader Weekly.

These lectures also have received special support from the DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation and from Mary C. Van Evera in memory of William P. Van Evera, former trustee of the College.

The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of The College of St. Scholastica or the co-sponsors of the series.

For more information call (218) 723-5940