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 […]

Alberto Puliafito & Giovanni Zagni, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

“Disinformation in Social Media; Building Trust with Audiences & Promoting Ethical Journalism” 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 regularly covered warnings about […]

Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

“How Mass Migration Is Changing Our Understanding of Language and Bilingualism” Watch this program! With people, languages, and cultures in motion everywhere, sociolinguists are learning to take mobility rather than territorial language community as its baseline assumption. Services, information, networking and communication run teeming across all frontiers. Nothing stays put. Language-oriented social scientists are embracing […]

Don Gurnett, Thursday, December 6th, 2018

“The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond” Don Gurnett started his science career by working on spacecraft electronics design as a student employee in The University of Iowa Physics Department in 1959. After completing his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Iowa, he transferred to physics, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. […]

Sunny Ho, Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

“A Multicultural Perspective to See Mental Health: Theories and Applications” Sunny Ho is a fourth year Ph.D candidate in Counseling Psychology Program. His research interests are social justice issues and multiculturalism in mental health settings, such as race/racism, class/classism, etc. In addition, he is interested in studying barriers and challenges Asian international individuals encounter in […]

Jeff Murray, Thursday, January 18, 2018

“How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Uses Innovation to Accelerate Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries” Watch this program! Jeff Murray, M.D, is Deputy Director of Family Health in the Discovery and Translational Sciences for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, he is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, and […]

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 […]

2016 Fulbright Student Awardees: Sarah Lucas, Lauren Darby, Amanda Kloser, Destinee Gwee, Wednesday July 20, 2016

“Fulbright Scholars Discuss Their Assignments” Watch this program Sarah Lucas is a Ph.D. candidate travelling to study and research in Hungary on Bartók’s First Piano Concerto using manuscripts, letters, scores and newspapers found only in the Bartók Archive an d Széchényi Library. She will use her research to better understand patterns of cultural exchange between […]

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 […]

Robin Hemley, July 22, 2014

“Exporting American Universities, MOOC’s and Yale in Singapore” Watch this program here Exporting American universities—including the University of Iowa and others through MOOC’s—holds considerable fascination today. Robin Hemley will talk about his newest employer, Yale—NUS, Singapore’s first liberal arts college. He will share his thoughts and experiences with this new and exciting venture. Robin Hemley […]

Nicholas Colangelo, June 24, 2014

“International is the Benchmark of a College Education” Watch this program here The mark of a major college of education is the vibrancy of its international aspect. This includes international students, international faculty, international partnerships, and international program offerings. Nicholas Colangelo will discuss what the UI College of Education is doing in terms of international […]

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 […]

Dr. Paul Greenough, April 4, 2013

“The Rise, Fall & Rise of International Studies on College Campuses” Watch the program here. The international landscape is one of constant change. Universities and scholars must adapt to meet the challenges of this ever-shifting international scene. Dr. Greenough will address changes and trends in the development of international studies programs. Dr. Paul Greenough is […]

Chaden Djalali, February 26, 2013

“Education Under Fire In Iran” Watch the program here. Members of  the Baha’i Faith in Iran have been the victims of relentless religious persecution. After the 1979 Revolution, the new Islamic government fired Bahá’í professors from all universities and expelled Bahá’í students. In response to these serious violations of human rights, the Baha’i community established the Baha’i Institute […]

Ramaswami (Balu) Balasubramaniam, October 5, 2012

“Living with Indigenous People” Watch the program here. Dr. Balasubramaniam (Balu) is the founder of one of India’s largest development organizations, the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, and has lived and worked with the indigenous people in the forests of the state of Karnataka, India. He will be sharing his experiences of the last 25 years […]

Sally Mason, August 28, 2012

“The University of Iowa as a Global Institution” Watch the program here. President Mason, fresh from a UI recruitment trip to several cities in China and Taiwan, lectured the audience on the importance of expanding international ties between students and universities – as well as how much the UI has done in that arena.”International education and the […]