“Serving as ‘Secretary of State’ to America’s Tribal Nations”

By Kevin Washburn on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Kevin Washburn joined Iowa Law as its 18th dean on June 15, 2018.  Most recently he was a Regents Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and had served as its dean from June 2009 toContinue reading ““Serving as ‘Secretary of State’ to America’s Tribal Nations””

“Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India”

By Meena Khandelwal on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Meena Khandelwal is best known for her pioneering research on Hindu celibacy and monastic life that puts gender at the center. Her book Women in Ochre Robes (SUNY Press 2004) focuses on the everyday lives of women initiated into sannyasa-one of several traditionsContinue reading ““Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India””

“The Inevitable Pandemic of COVID-19”

By Dr. Hans House on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Hans House, MD, DTMH is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa and serves as the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine.   Dr. House attended medical school at USC and completed a combinedContinue reading ““The Inevitable Pandemic of COVID-19””

“African Elections as a Testing Ground: Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria and Kenya”

By Brian Ekdale on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Associate Professor Brian Ekdale studies media work within global digital cultures. His research looks at how and why people create media content in the digital era. He has a particular interest in media produced within and about Africa.Brian has professional experience as a software trainer, instructional technologist,Continue reading ““African Elections as a Testing Ground: Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria and Kenya””

“Overcoming the One Inch Barrier: Experiencing the World Through Foreign Film”

By Rebecca Fons on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Rebecca Fons is the Programming Director at FilmScene, Iowa City’s premiere art house theater, and also serves as the Development and Programming Director for the Iowa Theater – a multi-disciplinary film and performance center in her hometown of Winterset, IA. Rebecca was theContinue reading ““Overcoming the One Inch Barrier: Experiencing the World Through Foreign Film””

Executive Director Job Opening

Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Executive Director Half-Time Position The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Board of Directors invites applications for the half-time position of Executive Director. The ICFRC, based in Iowa City, seeks a dynamic, flexible, collaborative Executive Director to work with the ICFRC Board to plan, organize and coordinate programs, to workContinue reading “Executive Director Job Opening”

“How Climate Change is Changing International Politics”

By Rei Tang & Mark Conway on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Rei Tang is the program officer for climate change at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, where he oversees the climate team’s work to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Through policy dialogues,Continue reading ““How Climate Change is Changing International Politics””

“Europe’s Radical Right”

By Lisa Heineman on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Lisa Heineman has been at the UI since 1999 and teaches courses on Germany, Europe, gender, and human rights. Her research has examined gender, war, and memory; welfare states in comparative perspective; the significance of marital status for women; the eroticaContinue reading ““Europe’s Radical Right””

“The New Nuclear Landscape: What You Need to Know”

By Rachel Bronson, Thursday, January 16th, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Rachel Bronson is the president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She oversees the publishing programs, management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the Bulletin, Bronson served asContinue reading ““The New Nuclear Landscape: What You Need to Know””

“Climate and Culture Change: Archaeology at Castillejo del Bonete, Spain”

By Katina Lillios, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! Katina Lillios is an archaeologist and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Iowa. Katina has a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University and a BA in Archaeology and Art History from Boston University. She has taught atContinue reading ““Climate and Culture Change: Archaeology at Castillejo del Bonete, Spain””

“Discussion of U.S. Foreign Policy and Its Ties to Iowa”

By Abshir Omar, Thursday, December 5, 2019 Mr. Omar has a fascinating past as a refugee from Somalia, an activist for more inclusive politics, and now as Iowa Political Coordinator for a current presidential campaign. He looks forward to sharing his story, and will hold a discussion about U.S. Foreign Policy, its important ties toContinue reading ““Discussion of U.S. Foreign Policy and Its Ties to Iowa””

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

By Bo Xu, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! 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 theseContinue 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 Click Here to Watch This Program! 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 twoContinue 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””