Mariola Espinosa ,Wednesday, April 11, 2018

“Surviving Hurricanes in  Puerto Rico” Watch this program! Mariola Espinosa is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Iowa and an Associate Professor Adjunct in the Section of the History of Medicine at Yale University. She is a historian of medicine and public health in the Caribbean and Latin America. Her current research looks atContinue reading “Mariola Espinosa ,Wednesday, April 11, 2018”

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 articlesContinue reading “Sara Mitchell ,Thursday, November 30, 2017”

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,Continue reading “Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Thursday, September 28, 2017”

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.Continue reading “Greg Carmichael, Wednesday, September 20, 2017”

H.S. Udaykumar & Jerry Anthony, Thursday April 13, 2017

“Women’s Health and the Environment: Going Up in Smoke” Watch this program About one-third of the planet’s people use wood every day for fuel. Jerry Anthony and Udaykumar, along with colleagues across the University of Iowa, have been researching causes and consequences of firewood use in the developing world. This talk will focus on theContinue reading “H.S. Udaykumar & Jerry Anthony, Thursday April 13, 2017”

Blake Rupe, Thursday March 2, 2017

“Health, Wealth, and Waste: Social Entrepreneurship in Global Health and Beyond” Watch this program Each person in the U.S., on average, creates 4.6 pounds of waste each day. What happens to that waste? It affects everything we do in several ways, ranging from human health to environmental wellness. This lecture will define the social andContinue reading “Blake Rupe, Thursday March 2, 2017”

Maria Filippone, Thursday February 9, 2017

“Gaza: To Exist is to Resist” Watch this program Gaza, often referred to as the Gaza Strip, is a narrow piece of land approximately 24 miles long and four to seven miles wide. This home to 1.85 million persons is bound by a border closure by Egypt to the south, Israel to the west, andContinue reading “Maria Filippone, Thursday February 9, 2017”

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”

Jim Leach, Thursday December 15, 2016

“Post-Election Perspectives for International Relations” Watch this program James A. Leach joined the Iowa College of Law after serving most recently as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Leach is best known for his 30 years of service as a representative in Congress where he chaired the Banking and Financial Services Committee,Continue reading “Jim Leach, Thursday December 15, 2016”

Moe Shakally, Thursday December 1, 2016

“Bullets and Bombs: The Background Music for an Average Day in Damascus, Syria” Watch this program As the Syrian civil war continues, the average Syrian person is dehumanized to a number, a casualty, or a cost on a neighboring state. While the media has mainly been focused on the outflow of refugees, little is knownContinue reading “Moe Shakally, Thursday December 1, 2016”

Janice Weiner, Wednesday November 16, 2016

“The Sad State of Turkish Democracy: Why We Should Care” Watch this program Just a few short years ago, Turkey was viewed as an anchor of stability in the Middle East, a situation that is now changing rapidly. Following coups in 1960, 1971, and 1980, a new constitution designed to bring democracy and stability wasContinue reading “Janice Weiner, Wednesday November 16, 2016”

Janet Lyness, Liz Dupuich, David Gonzales, and Andy Rich, Thursday November 10, 2016

“Murder to Justice—Iowa to China: A Cross-National Collaboration” Watch this program “Tong Shao, a Chinese student, attending Iowa State University, was murdered in September 2014.  Her body was found on September 26, 2014 in Iowa City where her boyfriend, Xiangnan Li, lived.  The police investigation lead to the Johnson County Attorney’s Office obtaining an arrestContinue reading “Janet Lyness, Liz Dupuich, David Gonzales, and Andy Rich, Thursday November 10, 2016”

Michael Zmolek, Thursday November 3, 2016

“Seven Myths About Immigration” Watch this program Immigration flows and their regional impacts are increasingly taking center stage in global politics. With mainstream journalism focusing more on the reaction to immigration than on its causes, the result is that immigrants are widely vilified as (potential) criminals or even ‘rapists’, or more specifically as people whoContinue reading “Michael Zmolek, Thursday November 3, 2016”

zp dala, Thursday October 20, 2016

“Sister Wives: Female Comrades in South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggles” Watch this program South Africa’s long struggle to transcend Apartheid has been widely documented, both pre- and post-democracy (1994), with an enduring focus on figures such as the late Dr. Nelson Mandela and the late Dr. Walter Sisulu. Less well-known are the stories of the womenContinue reading “zp dala, Thursday October 20, 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”

Janine di Giovanni, Thursday September 29, 2016

“The Human Face of Middle East Refugee Crisis” Watch this program Janine di Giovanni, Middle East Editor of Newsweek, contributing editor of Vanity Fair and contributor to The New York Times and The Guardian, is one of Europe’s most respected and experienced reporters, with vast experience covering war and conflict. Her reporting has been called “established, accomplishedContinue reading “Janine di Giovanni, Thursday September 29, 2016”

Wenfang Tang, Tuesday August 23, 2016

“Chinese Political Culture and Authoritarian Regime Resiliency” Watch this program Traditionalism. Communism. Liberalism. All these values and more are evident in current Chinese political culture, but with the coming of China’s political modernization or lack thereof the cohesion of these ideologies will forever change the future of China and her global influence. ICFRC presents a master ofContinue reading “Wenfang Tang, Tuesday August 23, 2016”

Mandela Washington Fellows: Tochukwu Ikpegbu, Ameth Diallo, and Stephennette Taylor, Tuesday July 12, 2016

“China’s Emerging Influence in Africa” 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 is providing 1,000 young ambassadors with the opportunityContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows: Tochukwu Ikpegbu, Ameth Diallo, and Stephennette Taylor, Tuesday July 12, 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”