Paul Greenough,Thursday, December 14, 2017

“Chasing Urban Crows in India: A Fool’s Errand to Mend an Environmental Crisis? ” Watch this program! Paul R. Greenough is Emeritus Professor of Modern Indian History and of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa. He was the Director of the University’s South Asian Studies Program and co-director of the Global Health […]

Mariano Magalhães and Elisa Klewinski,Wednesday, December 6, 2017

“The Economic and Political Challenges Confronting Brazil ” Watch this program! Dr. Mariano Magalhães is a professor of Political Science at Augustana College, where he teaches courses that focus primarily on the consolidation and quality of democracy in the developing world, with a special emphasis on Latin America. Dr. Magalhães was a Fulbright Scholar at […]

Sara Mitchell ,Thursday, November 30, 2017

“Patterns of Maritime Conflicts, 1900-2010” Watch this program! Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. She has authored five books, the most recent being What Do We Know About Civil Wars? and has edited several special journal issues and published more than forty journal articles […]

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 […]

Elizabeth Menninga, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“Mediation to End Civil Wars: Assembling the Dream Team” Watch this program! Elizabeth Menninga is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015, specializing in International Relations and Political Methodology. Her research […]

America Colemenares, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“Venezuela in Crisis” Watch this program! America Colmenares is a native of Caracas, Venezuela.  She moved to the United States in 1989 to study English and graduated from Augustana College in 1997 with a B.A. in Communications, Political Sciences, and Spanish and Literature.  In 2001, America graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters […]

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 […]

Juan R.I. Cole, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“The New Arabs: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East” Watch This Program! Juan R. I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. in History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University, his M.A. in Arabic Studies / History from American University in […]

Karen Wachsmuth, Thursday, October 12, 2017

 “Why the Japanese School Year Begins in Cherry Blossom Time” Watch this program! Karen Wachsmuth will share her recent experiences as a Fulbright International Education Administrator awardee to Japan. While in the country, she met with Ministry of Education officials, top-level university administrators, professors, high school teachers, guidance counselors, students, and job placement agencies. She […]

Steve Schulz, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      “Travel Bans: Uncertainties and Real World Consequences” Watch this program! Steve Schulz is the Senior Director for the Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility organization at Rockwell-Collins.  His responsibilities include all recruiting efforts across the globe, foreign national employee strategy, contract labor, relocation, mobility, short and long-term assignments, K-12 STEM efforts, and external diversity partnerships.  Steve […]

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Thursday, September 28, 2017

“To Leave in the Afternoon: Inheriting the Language of a Civil War” Watch This Program Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali-Italian novelist, performer, teacher and social activist. Her two novels, Madre piccola [Little Mother, Indiana UP 2011] and Il Comandante del fiume [The Commander of the River] tell stories of the Somali civil war and its refugees in Italy. In 2006, […]

Greg Carmichael, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“Current Environmental Challenges” Watch this program Gregory R. Carmichael is the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa and he is the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.  Greg also serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Engineering. […]

Ted Powers, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“Public Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa: HIV/AIDS, Primary Care & Social Inequality” Watch this program Ted Powers is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on the dynamics of health, politics, and social inequality in post-apartheid South Africa. Ted received his B.A. in Political Science (2001) at Bates College in Maine as well as his Master’s […]

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 of […]

Hans House, Thursday August 31, 2017

“Avian Flue H7N9 and the Risk of the Next Great Pandemic” Watch this program Hans House is Professor, and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa.  He received his undergraduate degree, Cum Laude, in Marine Biology from University of Southern California.  He then received his MD degree from USC […]

Peter Damiano, Thursday August 24, 2017

“Health Care- Lessons from Abroad” Watch this program Presentation slides can be downloaded here! Dr. Damiano received his BS from the University of Iowa in 1982, and his DDS from Iowa in 1986. He received his MPH from the University of California in 1990. Dr. Damiano joined the UI College of Dentistry in 1990. In […]