“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””

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”

Dimy Doresca, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

“Trade and Small Businesses in Africa” Watch this program!        Dimy Doresca is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and an International Business Specialist and Consultant. He sits on the following boards and councils: Iowa District Export Council Department of Commerce, Engage Cuba Coalition, State of Iowa Council, National Association of Small BusinessContinue reading “Dimy Doresca, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019”

Chris Rossi, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

“The Migingo Dispute between Uganda and Kenya: What the world’s tiniest island tells us about international law and relations.”  Watch this program! Christopher Rossi directs Humanities Iowa and is an adjunct faculty member at the Iowa Law College. He has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and law degrees fromContinue reading “Chris Rossi, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018”

Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 24th

“Young Entrepreneurs Fostering Transformative Changes in Africa” Watch this program Luana holds a degree in public relations and advertisements from the University of Istanbul. She currently works at Tiniguena, an NGO in Guinea-Bissau that works with biodiversity, where she assists with communication, youth, and civic duty. She hopes to start her own company and runContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 24th”

Mark Kende, Thursday, April 19, 2018

“South African Politics & Their Constitution: 20 Years Plus After Apartheid” Watch this program! Mark Kende is the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law at the Drake University Constitutional Law Center. He has served as a Professor of Law at the University of Montana in addition to serving as a Visiting Professor of Law atContinue reading “Mark Kende, Thursday, April 19, 2018”

Debora Matthews, Thursday, March 1, 2018

“Guarding Against Forgetting – Breaking the Silence: A Story of Political Awakening and Activist Archives in South Africa” Watch this program! Debora Matthews worked for seven years as Archival Coordinator in the Struggles for Justice Programme at the South African History Archive (SAHA), an independent activist and human rights archive in Johannesburg. SAHA is an independent humanContinue reading “Debora Matthews, Thursday, March 1, 2018”

Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday July 11, 2017

“Young Entrepreneurs Challenging the Political and Economic African Status Quo: How and Why?” Watch this program The U.S. State Department’s  Mandela Washington Fellowship, started in 2014 as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative created by President Obama, empowers young people from Sub-Saharan Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. This year the FellowshipContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday July 11, 2017”

zp dala, Thursday October 20, 2016

“Sister Wives: Female Comrades in South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggles” Watch this program South Africa’s long struggle to transcend Apartheid has been widely documented, both pre- and post-democracy (1994), with an enduring focus on figures such as the late Dr. Nelson Mandela and the late Dr. Walter Sisulu. Less well-known are the stories of the womenContinue reading “zp dala, Thursday October 20, 2016”

Christopher D. Roy, Thursday September 1, 2016

“Continuity and Change in the Political and Cultural Life of a Small West African Country” Watch this program The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council presents an expert in the field of African art, Professor Christopher Roy. In his myriad of adventures throughout the past 45 years in Burkina Faso, he has observed a multitude ofContinue reading “Christopher D. Roy, Thursday September 1, 2016”

Mandela Washington Fellows: Tochukwu Ikpegbu, Ameth Diallo, and Stephennette Taylor, Tuesday July 12, 2016

“China’s Emerging Influence in Africa” Watch this program The U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship, started in 2014 as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative created by President Obama, empowers young people from Sub-Saharan Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. This year the Fellowship is providing 1,000 young ambassadors with the opportunityContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows: Tochukwu Ikpegbu, Ameth Diallo, and Stephennette Taylor, Tuesday July 12, 2016”

Theodore Powers, Tuesday April 19, 2016

“Milestone Breakthroughs in the Fight Against AIDS in South Africa” Watch this program Theodore Powers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Iowa and Research Associate with the Human Economy Program at the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on the politics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in post-apartheid SouthContinue reading “Theodore Powers, Tuesday April 19, 2016”

Craig Just, Tuesday March 29, 2016

“Rural Water Sustainability: Good Intentions Revisited” Watch this program In April 2009, Dr. Craig Just addressed the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council with his talk titled “To Hell With Good Intentions?: Reflections on the Consequences of ‘Saving the World’”. Since then, Dr. Just has continued his work in developing countries, focused mostly on sustainable waterContinue reading “Craig Just, Tuesday March 29, 2016”

Melissa Tully, Thursday March 3, 2016

“We Are One Kenya: Representations of the Nation, Leadership & Identity on Reality TV” Watch this program Melissa Tully studies digital media technologies, international communication with a focus on media in developing countries, and philanthropy and nonprofit communication. Tully has conducted research in Kenya, Ghana, and Burundi. Generally, her research focuses on the use ofContinue reading “Melissa Tully, Thursday March 3, 2016”

Carol Moss, Wednesday February 3, 2016

“Dissemination of the National Cervical Cancer Screening Program in the Guercif Province, Morocco: A Community Approach” Watch this program Carol Moss is a Research Associate in the UI Department of Family Medicine and a recent graduate of the UI College of Public Health (MS, Epidemiology) with a Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies. She isContinue reading “Carol Moss, Wednesday February 3, 2016”

Ron McMullen, Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 “Elephants, Ivory & Yao Ming” Watch this program Africa’s remaining elephants are being machine-gunned so China’s burgeoning middle class can buy ivory knick-knacks for their living rooms.  Can 7’6” former center of the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming, save the day? Ambassador McMullen will explore the fate of Africa’s elephants in the hands of a former NBAContinue reading “Ron McMullen, Wednesday, December 3, 2014”