“COVID-19 and Atrocity Prevention: Factors for Risk and Resilience”

By Kelsey Paul Shantz & Jessica Kline on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Kelsey Paul Shantz is program officer for mass violence and atrocities at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, where she supports the center’s work to build resilience to the worst kinds of violence by building global networks and providing policy leaders, government representatives,Continue reading ““COVID-19 and Atrocity Prevention: Factors for Risk and Resilience””

“Teaching and Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa City”

By Peter Gerlach on Wednesday, April 2020 Dr. Peter Gerlach is Summer Institute Coordinator at the International Writing Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Iowa. He received his BA and MA degrees in English from Ripon College and the University of Northern Colorado, respectively. After serving in the US PeaceContinue reading ““Teaching and Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa City””

“Coronavirus Response in South Africa”

By Jackie Curnick on Thursday, April 30, 2020 A link to join the online program will be sent to the email address you provide with your registration. The program will also be streamed live on the ICFRC Facebook Page! As projections and fears rise about how COVID-19 will impact sub-saharan Africa, South Africa has institutedContinue reading ““Coronavirus Response in South Africa””

“Can Youth Reduce Their Risk of Joining a Gang If Their Families Are Stronger? A 4-Year U.S. Government-Funded Project in Honduras Says Yes”

By Robyn Braverman on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Robyn Braverman is a proven leader with more than 30 years of experience in international development. She has worked directly in a developing country context, including in Honduras, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, and Cuba, for more than 20Continue reading ““Can Youth Reduce Their Risk of Joining a Gang If Their Families Are Stronger? A 4-Year U.S. Government-Funded Project in Honduras Says Yes””

“Scaling Up Our World View in the Face of COVID-19”

By Janice Weiner on Thursday, April 16, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Janice Weiner is a graduate of Iowa City West, Princeton University and Stanford Law School. She practiced law before joining the U.S. State Department in 1987. Her postings included East Berlin, Turkey, Belgium, Poland, Canada, Mexico, as Consul General in Düsseldorf,Continue reading ““Scaling Up Our World View in the Face of COVID-19””

“Observations from Afar: Recent Elections in Taiwan and Implications”

By Dave Wu on Thursday, April 9, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Dave was born in Taiwan, and grew up in Canada.  Dave’s professional training was focused on Engineering and Business Management – Ph.D. in Mechanical  Engineering from the University of Toronto, and Master of Business Administration from the Arizona State University.  HeContinue reading ““Observations from Afar: Recent Elections in Taiwan and Implications””

“The Inevitable Pandemic of COVID-19”

By Dr. Hans House on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Hans House, MD, DTMH is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa and serves as the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine.   Dr. House attended medical school at USC and completed a combinedContinue reading ““The Inevitable Pandemic of COVID-19””

“African Elections as a Testing Ground: Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria and Kenya”

By Brian Ekdale on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Associate Professor Brian Ekdale studies media work within global digital cultures. His research looks at how and why people create media content in the digital era. He has a particular interest in media produced within and about Africa.Brian has professional experience as a software trainer, instructional technologist,Continue reading ““African Elections as a Testing Ground: Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria and Kenya””

“Overcoming the One Inch Barrier: Experiencing the World Through Foreign Film”

By Rebecca Fons on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Rebecca Fons is the Programming Director at FilmScene, Iowa City’s premiere art house theater, and also serves as the Development and Programming Director for the Iowa Theater – a multi-disciplinary film and performance center in her hometown of Winterset, IA. Rebecca was theContinue reading ““Overcoming the One Inch Barrier: Experiencing the World Through Foreign Film””

“How Climate Change is Changing International Politics”

By Rei Tang & Mark Conway on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Rei Tang is the program officer for climate change at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, where he oversees the climate team’s work to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Through policy dialogues,Continue reading ““How Climate Change is Changing International Politics””

“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””

“The New Nuclear Landscape: What You Need to Know”

By Rachel Bronson, Thursday, January 16th, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Rachel Bronson is the president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She oversees the publishing programs, management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the Bulletin, Bronson served asContinue reading ““The New Nuclear Landscape: What You Need to Know””

“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””

“China’s Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia: Interests and Challenges”

By Bo Xu, Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! As a great power on both the regional and global levels, China’s foreign policy has unique impact on Northeast Asian affairs. What is Beijing seeking through its policy toward Northeast Asian states? What does it mean for the Sino-U.S. relationship? This presentation will provide an overview of theseContinue reading ““China’s Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia: Interests and Challenges””

“An Australian’s Perspective on U.S. Politics”

Chloe Angyal, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! Chloe Angyal is a journalist from Sydney, Australia, living in the Iowa City Area. She is currently a Contributing Editor at MarieClaire.com. Prior to January 2019, Angyal was the founding Deputy Opinion Editor at HuffPost.com. Before launching the Opinion section, she spent twoContinue reading ““An Australian’s Perspective on U.S. Politics””

“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””

“What Should We Know About Russia and Its Foreign Policy?”

By Bill Reisinger, Thursday, October 24, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! William M. Reisinger is Professor of Political Science at The University of Iowa.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1985.  His research concerns politics in the former communist states, especially Russia.  HisContinue reading ““What Should We Know About Russia and Its Foreign Policy?””

“The United Nations and Human Rights”

By Debra DeLaet, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! Debra L. DeLaet is Professor of Political Science at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She serves as the David E. Maxwell Distinguished Professor of International Affairs. Her major research interests are in the area of human rights, global health and gender issuesContinue reading ““The United Nations and Human Rights””

“The Crowd-Chinese Contemporary Theater”

By Nick Yu, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! 喻荣军, or Nick Yu, joins us this fall from the People’s Republic of China. His professional titles include: Artistic Director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Artistic Director of the Shanghai International Comedy Festival, and Co-director of the Shanghai Performing Arts Group. Yu hasContinue reading ““The Crowd-Chinese Contemporary Theater””

“Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border”

By Yolanda Rivera, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 Watch This Program! Yolanda Rivera received her BA in Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania before pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas in El Paso. Yolanda worked as a 5th/6th grade teacher at the American Institute of Monterrey in Monterrey, Texas before movingContinue reading ““Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border””