“Europe’s Radical Right”

By Lisa Heineman on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Lisa Heineman has been at the UI since 1999 and teaches courses on Germany, Europe, gender, and human rights. Her research has examined gender, war, and memory; welfare states in comparative perspective; the significance of marital status for women; the eroticaContinue reading ““Europe’s Radical Right””

“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””

Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019

“The Relationship Between Mental Health Access and International Human Rights Standards” Watch this program Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp will earn her MSW from the UI School of Social Work in May with an emphasis in access to mental health resources and creative mental health interventions. She also earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She hasContinue reading “Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019”

Joelle Adda, Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

“The New Challenges Facing the European Union”  Watch this program! The immigration crisis has really changed the European Union in ways that were probably not foreseeable just a few years ago, and it is generating significant political effects. One major effect has been the rise of “illiberal democracies”, and more generally a redistribution of theContinue reading “Joelle Adda, Tuesday, October 30th, 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”

David Miles, Thursday, March 8, 2018.

“An International Rocket Field School at the Andøya Space Center in Norway” Watch this program! In January 2018 two University of Iowa undergraduate students travelled to the Andøya Space Center in northern Norway to complete a week long sounding rocket field school called CaNoRock (Canada/Norway Sounding Rocket Program). CaNoRock uses student rocket activities as aContinue reading “David Miles, Thursday, March 8, 2018.”

Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Thursday, February 8, 2018

“Stranger in a Strange Land: Personal and Philosophical Reflections of an EU National in Brexit-Referendum Britain” Watch this program! Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz (1978) was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She spent the majority of her childhood in southern Spain. After completing her high school education, she moved back to the Netherlands where she obtained her M.Sc. (MasterContinue reading “Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Thursday, February 8, 2018”

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 IowaContinue reading “Alle McNorton, Thursday, January 25, 2018”

Elizabeth Onasch, Wednesday January, 18th, 2017

“Excluded by Definition: Representations of Immigrants in the French Civic Integration” Watch this program France established the “Reception and Integration Contract” for non-European migrants in the context of a perceived crisis of integration and a rise in right-wing populism. While the official purpose of this civic integration program is to facilitate migrants’ entry into societyContinue reading “Elizabeth Onasch, Wednesday January, 18th, 2017”

Valon Murtezaj, Friday October 14, 2016

“U.S.-Kosovo Relations” Valon Murtezaj was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo in March 2016. Dr. Murtezaj was appointed to this position after a long and successful, professional and academic, experience. Before being appointed to this position, Murtezaj was Principal Advisor for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff to theContinue reading “Valon Murtezaj, Friday October 14, 2016”

H. Glenn Penny, Wednesday October 5, 2016

“German Iowa & the Global Midwest: How to Do Global History Locally” Watch this program German immigrants consistently accounted for the largest number of foreign-born people in Iowa from the 1850s through the 1970s. While today we focus on recent immigrants from Latin America and Southeast Asia, our state remains deeply impacted by an earlierContinue reading “H. Glenn Penny, Wednesday October 5, 2016”

Marina Zaloznaya & Bill Reisinger, Wednesday September 14, 2016

“Everyday Corruption in Russia & Ukraine; Who, Why and With What Consequences?” Watch this program Zaloznaya and Reisinger have conducted first-of-their-kind surveys that reveal how Russian and Ukrainian citizens interact with a variety of officials and how often corruption plays a part. They will share their findings about which patterns emerge and why they matterContinue reading “Marina Zaloznaya & Bill Reisinger, Wednesday September 14, 2016”

Katherine Ryken, Tuesday March 22, 2016

“The Role of Physicians in Combating the Aftermath of Mass Rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina” Watch this program Katherine Ryken is a third year medical student in the Carver College of Medicine with plans to pursue a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, with a focus on global health and human rights. Katie was the Fulbright Scholar to Bosnia-Herzegovina forContinue reading “Katherine Ryken, Tuesday March 22, 2016”

Victoria Morozov, Tuesday February 23, 2016

“Moldova’s Legacies for its Children & Families” Watch this program Victoria Morozov is the founder of The Moldova Project, a charitable trust organization that reaches out to Moldova’s most underprivileged and abused youth and offers resources and opportunity. A fierce advocate for the poor, Morozov has devoted her life to advocacy and serves as liaisonContinue reading “Victoria Morozov, Tuesday February 23, 2016”

Janice Weiner, Wednesday December 9, 2015

“The Collapse of the Berlin Wall; The Reunification of East & West Germany” Watch this program Janice G. Weiner was a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly 26 years.  She then worked for two years as professional issues and policy adviser for the American Foreign Service Association.  Her first Foreign Service assignmentContinue reading “Janice Weiner, Wednesday December 9, 2015”

Andrey Sazonov, Wednesday September 16, 2015

 “Ramzan Kadyrov, Leader of Chechnya: Putin’s Frenemy?” Watch this program Ramzan Kadyrov is currently serving as a head of the Chechen Republic and is notorious for being the most prominent and controversial figure in the North Caucasus region of Russia and for having a very close relationship with Vladimir Putin. Over the years Chechen leaderContinue reading “Andrey Sazonov, Wednesday September 16, 2015”

Anne Villamil, Tuesday August 25, 2015

“Implications of the Conflict between Greece & the EU” Watch this program Greece’s financial woes dominate headlines across the globe, with images of angry citizens and protests across the Internet. Greece has requested a third bail out from the European Union and its creditors. How did Greece get to be in this crisis? What stepsContinue reading “Anne Villamil, Tuesday August 25, 2015”

Colleen Theisen, Thursday July 16, 2015

“The International Magic of Chef Szathmary” Watch this program When describing his life in 1985, famed chef, entrepreneur, writer, entertainer, and bibliophile Louis Szathmary began by saying, “I can’t recall a time I did not have books around me. My family in Hungary was rich in books, not money.” Arriving in the U.S. in 1951Continue reading “Colleen Theisen, Thursday July 16, 2015”

Valerie Bunce, Thursday, April 23, 2015

“Putin’s Game in Ukraine” Watch this program Why did Russia invade and annex Crimea last year and then aid and abet popular rebellion in eastern Ukraine?  The answer is that political changes in Ukraine were a “perfect storm” for Russia, whether we look at the threats to Russian security posed by Ukraine’s desire to joinContinue reading “Valerie Bunce, Thursday, April 23, 2015”