Events Calendar

Fall 2019

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

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

DateSpeakerTopic / Title
Tuesday, July 9Alberto Puliafito, Editor, Co-Founder, “Slow News” and Giovanni Zagni, Editor-in-Chief, “Pagella”“Disinformation in Social Media: Building Trust with Audiences and Promoting Ethical Journalism”
Tuesday, July 23Mandela Washington Fellows: Tendayi Mushonga, Phyllis Kyomuhendo, Ernest Atem, Valeria Adatia“Africa’s Future Opportunities”
Wednesday, August 28Chris Rossi, Adjunct Faculty, UI College of Law; Director, Iowa Humanities“Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas, or Why Does Landlocked Bolivia Maintain a Navy?”
Wednesday, September 4Pol Herrmann, John & Deborah Ganoe Professor in Business; Chair, Department of Management, College of Business, ISU“Challenges of International Experiences and Entrepreneurship”
Wednesday, September 11Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor; Associate Professor, Political Science, ISU“Whither Democracy in Brazil
and Venezuela?”
Wednesday, September 18Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics; Extension Economist / Corps Markets Specialist, ISU“Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture”
Tuesday, September 24Will Coghill-Behrends, PhD, Director of Global Education Initiatives, College of Education, ISU“Dispatches in Development: Global Teacher Education Programs. Case Study: eSwatini”
Wednesday, October 2Yolanda Rivera, Immigration Lawyer, IC Compassion, Iowa City, IA“Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border”
Tuesday, October 8Nick Yu, International Writing Program Speaker, Artist Director in the Dramatic Arts, China“The Crowd – Chinese Contemporary Theater”
Wednesday, October 16Debra DeLaet, Professor, Political Science, University of Iowa“The United Nations and Human Rights”
Thursday, October 24Bill Reisinger, Professor, Political Science, University of Iowa“What Should We Know About Russia and Its Foreign Policy?”
Wednesday, October 30Brenda Longfellow, Associate Professor, Head of Art History Division, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa“Female Patrons in Ancient Pompeii”
Wednesday, November 6Lisa Heineman, Professor, Department of History, University of Iowa“Europe’s Radical Right”
Tuesday, November 12Chloe Angyal“An Australian’s Perspective on U.S. Politics”
Tuesday, November 19Bo Xu, Associate Professor of Northeast Asian Studies, Jilin University “China’s Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia: Interests and Challenges”
Wednesday, December 4Claire Fox, Professor, Chair, English Department, University of Iowa“Small-Town Hospitality in the Latinx Midwest: Migration, Culture, and Activism”
Wednesday, December 11Katina Lillios, Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Iowa“Climate and Culture Change: Archeology at Castillejo del Bonete, Spain”
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