“China’s Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia: Interests and Challenges”

By Bo Xu, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Click Here to Register! As a great power on both the regional and global levels, China’s foreign policy has unique impact on Northeast Asian affairs. What is Beijing seeking through its policy toward Northeast Asian states? What does it mean for the Sino-U.S. relationship? This presentation will provide an overview of these issues andContinue reading ““China’s Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia: Interests and Challenges””

“An Australian’s Perspective on U.S. Politics”

Chloe Angyal, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Chloe Angyal is a journalist from Sydney, Australia, living in the Iowa City Area. She is currently a Contributing Editor at MarieClaire.com. Prior to January 2019, Angyal was the founding Deputy Opinion Editor at HuffPost.com. Before launching the Opinion section, she spent two years as HuffPosts’s Senior Front PageContinue reading ““An Australian’s Perspective on U.S. Politics””

“Bread and Circuses: The Female Patrons of Ancient Pompeii”

By Brenda Longfellow, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! Brenda Longfellow is an associate professor and Head of the Art History division at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan, and her research is focused on the art and architecture ofContinue reading ““Bread and Circuses: The Female Patrons of Ancient Pompeii””

“What Should We Know About Russia and Its Foreign Policy?”

By Bill Reisinger, Thursday, October 24, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! William M. Reisinger is Professor of Political Science at The University of Iowa.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1985.  His research concerns politics in the former communist states, especially Russia.  HisContinue reading ““What Should We Know About Russia and Its Foreign Policy?””

“The United Nations and Human Rights”

By Debra DeLaet, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! Debra L. DeLaet is Professor of Political Science at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She serves as the David E. Maxwell Distinguished Professor of International Affairs. Her major research interests are in the area of human rights, global health and gender issuesContinue reading ““The United Nations and Human Rights””

“The Crowd-Chinese Contemporary Theater”

By Nick Yu, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! 喻荣军, or Nick Yu, joins us this fall from the People’s Republic of China. His professional titles include: Artistic Director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Artistic Director of the Shanghai International Comedy Festival, and Co-director of the Shanghai Performing Arts Group. Yu hasContinue reading ““The Crowd-Chinese Contemporary Theater””

“Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border”

By Yolanda Rivera, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 Watch This Program! Yolanda Rivera received her BA in Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania before pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas in El Paso. Yolanda worked as a 5th/6th grade teacher at the American Institute of Monterrey in Monterrey, Texas before movingContinue reading ““Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border””

“Dispatches in Development: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education. Case Study-eSwatini”

By Will Coghill-Behrends, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Watch This Program! Will is Co-Director of the Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education with a particular focus on Global Community Education Initiatives, a new effort to internationalize in the College of Education. He was a classroom teacher of German in Iowa City, andContinue reading ““Dispatches in Development: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education. Case Study-eSwatini””

“Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture”

By Chad Hart, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Watch This Program! Chad Hart is an extension economist and associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. Chad is a native of southwest Missouri, growing up on a rural homestead near Stark City, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa StateContinue reading ““Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture””

“Whither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?”

By Amy Erica Smith, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Watch This Program! Amy Erica Smith is an associate professor of political science and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor at Iowa State University. Her research examines politics at the citizen level. She investigates how people around the world understand, interact with, and shape their democratic andContinue reading ““Whither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?””

“Challenges of International Experiences and Entrepreneurship”

Watch This Program! By Pol Herrmann, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Pol Herrmann is the Bob and Kay Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University ISU). Pol has a Civil Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic National School in Quito, Ecuador; a Master’s degree inContinue reading ““Challenges of International Experiences and Entrepreneurship””

“Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas, or Why Does Landlocked Bolivia Maintain a Navy?”

by Chris Rossi, Wed. Aug 28, 2019 Watch this program! Christopher Rossi is Director of Humanities Iowa and is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Iowa Law College. Chris has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and law degrees from the University of London and the University of Iowa. Chris worked onContinue reading ““Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas, or Why Does Landlocked Bolivia Maintain a Navy?””

Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

“Africa’s Future Opportunities” Watch this program! Ernest Lefu Atem is an award-winning agri-tech entrepreneur born into a family of growers who co-founded an agro-hub to assist farmer access to the marketplace. He has worked in over 300 communities and made an impact with over 61,000 farmers across West and Central Africa. Ernest champions the constructionContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 23, 2019”

Alberto Puliafito & Giovanni Zagni, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

“Disinformation in Social Media; Building Trust with Audiences & Promoting Ethical Journalism” Watch this program! Disinformation was a hot topic in European and U.S. media and policy circles in the run-up to Italy’s January – March 2018 election season and through the three-month government formation. During the first half of 2018, the Italian media regularlyContinue reading “Alberto Puliafito & Giovanni Zagni, Tuesday, July 9, 2019”

Dan Caplan and University of Iowa Students, Thursday, May 9th, 2019

“University of Iowa Students’ Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India” Watch this program! Dr. Caplan participates in intramural dental practice and studies outcomes related to endodontic treatment; decision-making in endodontics; relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests. He has put together numerous global research programs for University ofContinue reading “Dan Caplan and University of Iowa Students, Thursday, May 9th, 2019”

Adam Knight, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

“The Need for International Voices in American Theater”  Adam Knight, Producing Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre, will speak about his activities bringing international plays to the American theatre. In particular, his work developing Russian and Georgian works in translation and his association with Red Lab Productions, an international collective dedicated to cultural diplomacy through performance.Continue reading “Adam Knight, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019”

University of Iowa Fulbright Student Awardees, April 25th, 2019

University of Iowa Fulbright Student Awardees Discuss Their Future Assignments Watch this program Jeffrey Clark Bio: Jeff was born in Virginia on December 6, 1996, to a Korean mother and an American father. He did not speak Korean growing up, but he traveled to South Korea from 2017-2018 through a University of Iowa study abroadContinue reading “University of Iowa Fulbright Student Awardees, April 25th, 2019”

Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019

“The Relationship Between Mental Health Access and International Human Rights Standards” Watch this program Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp will earn her MSW from the UI School of Social Work in May with an emphasis in access to mental health resources and creative mental health interventions. She also earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She hasContinue reading “Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019”

Chris Buresh, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

“Update on the Current Condition in Haiti”           Chris Buresh works as an ambassador to Haiti through the Haiti Community Health Initiative (CHI). He specifically continues to invest healthcare resources into the rural community of Arcahaie, Hiati, with 5 medical and 2 surgical trips per year along with a CHI staffContinue reading “Chris Buresh, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019”

Jonathan Carlson, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

“The End of Multilateralism and the Post-WWII International Order?” Watch this program! For nearly 75 years, the United States has championed a world order based on multilateral cooperation and the rule of law. While U.S. policies have never matched U.S. rhetoric over that time period, it would be fair to say that the United StatesContinue reading “Jonathan Carlson, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019”