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Members of the community are invited to consider “The World Beyond Our Borders” during next week’s Alworth Peace and Justice lecture. Timothy Lorek and Andra Chastain will host “21st Century Dispatches from Latin America” on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s series is offered in collaboration with the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Lorek is an assistant professor at The College of St. Scholastica, teaches courses on Latin American history and politics, world history, and environmental studies and is currently completing a book manuscript dealing with environmental issues in Colombia. Chastain specializes in modern Latin America with a focus on Chile and is an assistant professor at Washington State University.

Tom Morgan, director of the Alworth Center for Peace and Justice, described “The World Beyond Our Borders” as the most ambitious lecture series he has coordinated to date. By presenting a series of points of view that are not American, he hopes attendees can begin to see themselves in a wider context and understand the human story in a bigger way.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Attendees have the option to attend the lecture in person at the College’s Mitchell Auditorium or to stream via Zoom webinar. Register to participate virtually here: Alworth Peace and Justice Lecture Series with Timothy Lorek and Andra Chastain.

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 Center is funded in part by the Manitou Fund, the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and Reader Weekly.

St. Scholastica is a 109-year-old private, independent college founded in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. It is nationally recognized for quality and value. The College has been included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best National Universities list and is among the state’s Top Performers on Social Mobility. The College is also ranked as a “Best Midwestern college” by Princeton Review, “Best College for Your Money” by Money magazine and Top Colleges for 2021 by Forbes. Learn more at

Alworth Peace and Justice Lecture Series Speakers Timothy Lorek and Andra Chastain.
Speakers Timothy Lorek and Andra Chastain