Events Calendar

Spring 2020

When: 12:00pm-1:15pm on the dates listed below

Where: The Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

DateSpeakerTopic / Title
Thursday, January 16 Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists   “The New Nuclear Landscape: What You Need to Know”
Wednesday, January 29Lisa Heineman, Professor of History and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa“Europe’s Radical Right”
Wednesday, February 5Rei Tang & Mark Conway, Climate Change Program Officers at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security  Tentatively: “A Global Look at Climate Change” 
Tuesday, February 11Rebecca Fons, Programming Director at FilmScene, Co-Founder of Destroy Your Art  “Overcoming the One Inch Barrier: Experiencing the World Through Foreign Film”
Tuesday, February 18Brian Ekdale, Associate Professor of Social Media and Global Digital Cultures, University of Iowa  “African Elections as a Testing Ground: Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria and Kenya”


Wednesday, February 26
Dr. Hans House, MD, DTMH. Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa“The Inevitable Pandemic of COVID-19”
Tuesday, March 3Meena Khandelwal, Associate Professor of Feminist Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Iowa“Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India”
Wednesday, March 11Kevin Washburn, UI Dean of Law; former Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Dept of the Interior under Obama“Serving as ‘Secretary of State’ to America’s Tribal Nations”
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Wednesday, March 25Stratis Giannakouros, Director of the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, University of Iowa“Solving the Planet’s Grand Challenges: The Role of Sustainability in the 21st century Public Research University”
Wednesday, April 1Alyssa Park, Associate Professor and Honors Director of Modern Korean History, University of Iowa“‘Illegal’ Korean Migrants: Illuminating Relations Between Northern Korea, Russia, and China in History”
Wednesday, April 8Craig Just, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa“Community Development in Nicaragua”
Wednesday, April 15International Business Spring 2020 class, with Professor Erin Johnson, UI Tippie College of BusinessTentatively: (Global Exposure without leaving Iowa City)
Wednesday, April 22Carly Nichols, Assistant Professor of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and Global Health Studies Program, UITentatively: (Gender Issues in India)
Tuesday, April 28Claire Fox, Professor and Chair, English Department, University of Iowa“Small-town Hospitality in the Latinx Midwest: Migration, Culture, and Activism”
Wednesday, May 6Peter Gross, Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism & Electronic Media, University of Tennessee KnoxvilleTentatively: (Information Warfare in Eastern Europe)
Wednesday, May 20Peter Gerlach, Summer Institute Coordinator with the International Writing Program, Adjunct Professor at UI“Teaching and Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa City”
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