T. Bram Elias & Stella Elias, Thursday, February 14th, 2019

“Immigration in the Era of Trump and Brexit” Watch this program! Professor Bram Elias joined the clinic in 2014 and has directed the Clinic’s immigration practice since 2015. He previously worked as an immigration attorney in private practice in downtown Iowa City, where his work focused on federal immigration law, removal defense, immigration-related family law […]

Blake Rupe, February, 6th, 2019

“Plastics in the Oceans” Watch this program        Blake is the Sustainable Water Development Program Coordinator in IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering. She comes to the College of Engineering after a background in startups and conservation.        Blake received her Master’s degree in International Studies and focused her research on the different […]

Chad Hart, Wednesday, August 29 2018

“Iowa’s Role in Agriculture and International trade: Why Tariffs and Trade Agreements Matter” 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 […]

Laura Kennedy, Thursday, March 22, 2018

“State of State: One Year into the Trump Administration” Watch this program! Laura Kennedy served almost four decades as a U.S. career diplomat. She spent much of her career working in or on the former Soviet Union and served in Geneva and Vienna (thrice) on multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation (conventional, nuclear and bio) as well […]

Jeff Biggers, Thursday, February 22, 2018

“RESISTANCE: Reclaiming an American Tradition ” Watch this program! Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award–winning author of several works of history, memoir, journalism, and theater, including The United States of Appalachia, praised by the Citizen Times as a “masterpiece of popular history”; State Out of the Union, selected by Publishers Weekly as a Top […]

Alle McNorton, Thursday, January 25, 2018

“Sui Generis, Kosovo, and Iowa’s Unique Relationship with this New Balkan State” Watch this program! Alle McNorton is a 3rd year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law. During the spring semester of 2017, she lived in Prishtina, Kosovo and worked in the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At Iowa […]

T.B. Bram Elias,Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“Immigration Hits Home: How New Immigration Policies Affect Iowa City and How Iowa City is Responding” Watch this program! Professor Bram Elias is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa’s College of Law and directs the Clinic’s immigration practice. Bram received his BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from The Queen’s […]

Andrea Cohen, Thursday, October 26, 2017

“The UN is Our Greatest Hope for the Future” Watch This Program! Andrea Cohen is a passionate human rights defender and supporter of the UN. She is Executive Director of the Iowa United Nations Association whose mission is to promote, educate about, and advocate for the entire United Nations system. Ms. Cohen attended the United […]

Douglas Jones, Thursday March 9, 2017

“The Election 2016: Was It Hacked?” Watch this program In the lead-up top the presidential election of 2016, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were quoted saying “the system is rigged.”  They meant very different things, but the as the election grew closer it became evident that hackers, probably Russian, were actively attempting to break […]