Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

“Africa’s Future Opportunities” Register HERE! 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 construction of […]

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 Business […]

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 run […]

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 Fellowship […]

Quinn Hejlik, Julia Julstrom-Agoyo, Daniel Goering, Tuesday July 21, 2015

 “2015-2016 Fulbright Scholars Discuss Their Plans” Watch this program  The Fulbright award is one of the most prestigious academic award in the world. Established to increase global perspective between the US and other countries via exchange of students, through an exclusive application process those awarded represent the best international scholars. This year the University of Iowa had […]

Prof. Lyombe Eko, October 2, 2013

“Google This: The Great Firewall of China” Watch the program here. Google and other American global information technology companies are caught between two worlds. They are tethered to their American umbilical cords-networks, servers, business models, and legal frameworks-and yet have to live with the realities of lucrative markets like China, whose culture of freedom of expression […]

Prof. Fred Solt, September 26, 2013

“Economic Inequality and Democratic Performance Around the World” Watch the program here. Over the past three decades, economic inequality has risen in many democracies around the world.  As the rich grow richer relative to everyone else, do they also grow relatively more powerful, undermining democracy’s promise of political equality?  Patterns of political attitudes, behavior, and […]

Chuck Peters, September 17, 2013

“Transforming a Local Business with Global Connections” Watch the program here. In an ever-globalizing world, maintaining a small, local business is increasingly difficult. Companies need to expand and use their global connections while remaining grounded within their communities. Chuck Peters, CEO and President of the Gazette Company, will discuss the variety of international initiatives the […]

Dean Sarah Gardial, July 18, 2013

“Developing a Global Mindset: Successes and Opportunities at the UI Tippie College of Business” Watch the program here. More than ever before, today’s business students are graduating into a global economy. In addition to the challenges of technology and the global movement of goods and services, students must also be able to work – sometimes virtually, sometimes face-to-face […]

Diana Rus, February 12, 2013

“Romanian Reflections on the EU” Watch the program here. In February 1992 the Maastricht Treaty laid the groundwork for what would soon become the European Union. From the very beginning, the EU rapidly became one of the largest and most influential intergovernmental unions in the world, and in 2013, twenty years on from its establishment, […]

Greg Churchill, October 17. 2012

“Ten Realities of Doing Business Globally” Watch the program here. Gregory S. Churchill is the Executive Vice President of Rockwell Collins International and Service Solutions, an organization that combines all of Rockwell Collins’ International and Service operations into one entity. He will be sharing a high level overview of some basic, but very real, truths […]