“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””

“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””

“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””

“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””

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”

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”

Josh Schamberger, Wednesday , October 24th, 2018

“Bringing International Sports Competitions to Our Community; Diplomacy, Logistics, and Challenges” Watch this program! Within the past 5 years, the Iowa City/Coralville area has become a hub of international sporting events. Wrestling has been on of the biggest draws. In 2012, the U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team Trials held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena smashed the attendance recordContinue reading “Josh Schamberger, Wednesday , October 24th, 2018”

Robin W. Lovin, Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

“Religion and New Realities, Moscow, Kiev, and Shanghai” Watch this program Robin W. Lovin is a Visiting Scholar in Theology at Loyola University Chicago and University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of several books on religion and society, including Christian Faith and Public Choices: The Social Ethics ofContinue reading “Robin W. Lovin, Thursday, October 4th, 2018.”

Dr. Oleg Timofeyev, Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

“The Golden Age of Russian Guitar” Watch their program! Oleg Vitalyevich Timofeyev, is an American musicologist and musician of Russian origin, specializing in lute and Russian guitar. He is best known for his pioneering work in the discovery, promotion, interpretation, and authentic performance of the repertoire for the 19th- and 20th-century Russian seven-string guitar. TimofeyevContinue reading “Dr. Oleg Timofeyev, Tuesday, September 25th, 2018”

Peter Chanthanakone,Wedensday, September 12, 2018

“Creating Alternative Worlds in Animation” Watch this program! Peter Chanthanakone is an award winning director and producer specializing in 3D animated short films. He has won numerous film festival awards and his works has been selected in major film festivals around the world such as Germany, France, Austria, Canada, China, Belgium, S. Korea, Pakistan, India,Continue reading “Peter Chanthanakone,Wedensday, September 12, 2018”

Kevin Kelley,Thursday, May 10, 2018

Watch this program! “Reaching Out to the World Through Non-Fiction Film” Kevin Kelley has been a documentary filmmaker for over three decades. His work has been honored with two regional EMMY Awards, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards and Three New York Festivals World Medal. His work has been screened at The International Documentary Film FestivalContinue reading “Kevin Kelley,Thursday, May 10, 2018”

Roz Frank, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“The Basque Country — Language, Culture, and Politics: A View from the Inside” Watch this program! Roslyn Frank obtained her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Post studies, she has used her credentials to serve the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, currently as a Professor Emeritus. HerContinue reading “Roz Frank, Wednesday, April 25, 2018”

Jonathan Hollander, Thursday September 7, 2017

 “Dance Diplomacy” Watch this program Jonathan is one of the world’s outstanding choreographers, a man committed to international cultural exchange and social activism through dance. He is the Founder of Battery Dance and Dancing to Connect. Jonathan Hollander is the founder of Battery Dance, a group that teaches, performs, and advocates for the area ofContinue reading “Jonathan Hollander, Thursday September 7, 2017”

Monica Correia, Wednesday May 3, 2017

“Exploring the World of 3D Design” Watch this program Monica Correia will discuss the art of designing and detail the many sources of inspiration for her work. Themes will include the intersection of art, technology, and nature. Monica will demonstrate the power that organic forms have to evoke emotions and express the ephemeral qualities ofContinue reading “Monica Correia, Wednesday May 3, 2017”

James “Woody” Watson, Thursday April 20, 2017

“Culinary Nationalism: Fighting with Food” Watch this program James Watson was one of the first students to study Chinese at the University of Iowa, earning a B.A. in 1965, and received his Ph.D. in 1972 at UC Berkeley. He was, until his retirement in 2011, Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology atContinue reading “James “Woody” Watson, Thursday April 20, 2017″

Masa Yamamoto, Thursday March 23, 2017

“Bushido (Samurai Spirit) in Modern Japanese Culture, Sports, and Military” Watch this program Masamichi “Masa” Yamamoto is a lawyer qualified in New York, an Adjunct Lecturer of Keio University Law School in Japan, and a former Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission of Japan. He is currently enrolled in the S.J.D. programContinue reading “Masa Yamamoto, Thursday March 23, 2017”

Tama Baldwin, Wednesday February 22, 2017

“Landscape in the Anthropocene: The High Arctic in the Time of Climate Change”  Watch this program Tama will speak about the landscapes experienced though her work, which includes a book about wilderness civilizations, a collection of photographs of the far northern biome, as well as bodies of work on the absence of natural darkness andContinue reading “Tama Baldwin, Wednesday February 22, 2017”

Corey Creekmur, Wednesday February 15, 2017

“The Invisibility of Popular Indian Cinema in America” Watch this program Why is what is often identified as the “world’s largest cinema” virtually unknown in the United States?  This presentation will consider some of the circumstances that have allowed popular Indian cinema (somewhat controversially labeled as “Bollywood”) to be neglected or invisible in America, despiteContinue reading “Corey Creekmur, Wednesday February 15, 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”

Anna Barker & John Kenyon, Wednesday September 21, 2016

“Celebrating the City of Literature” Watch this program Iowa City is the only “City of Literature” in the United States, and the Iowa City Book Festival will celebrate books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped earn that designation. The oldest creative writing program in the country, and is regarded asContinue reading “Anna Barker & John Kenyon, Wednesday September 21, 2016”