“The Crowd-Chinese Contemporary Theater”

By Nick Yu, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 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 has had over 60 of his original […]

“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 moving […]

“Dispatches in Development: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education. Case Study-eSwatini”

By Will Coghill-Behrends, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Watch This Program! Will is Co-Director of the Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education with a particular focus on Global Community Education Initiatives, a new effort to internationalize in the College of Education. He was a classroom teacher of German in Iowa City, and […]

“Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture”

By Chad Hart, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Watch This Program! Chad Hart is an extension economist and associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. Chad is a native of southwest Missouri, growing up on a rural homestead near Stark City, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa State […]

“Whither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?”

By Amy Erica Smith, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Watch This Program! Amy Erica Smith is an associate professor of political science and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor at Iowa State University. Her research examines politics at the citizen level. She investigates how people around the world understand, interact with, and shape their democratic and […]

“Challenges of International Experiences and Entrepreneurship”

Watch This Program! By Pol Herrmann, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Pol Herrmann is the Bob and Kay Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University ISU). Pol has a Civil Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic National School in Quito, Ecuador; a Master’s degree in […]

“Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas, or Why Does Landlocked Bolivia Maintain a Navy?”

by Chris Rossi, Wed. Aug 28, 2019 Watch this program! Christopher Rossi is Director of Humanities Iowa and is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Iowa Law College. Chris has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and law degrees from the University of London and the University of Iowa. Chris worked on […]

Dan Caplan and University of Iowa Students, Thursday, May 9th, 2019

“University of Iowa Students’ Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India” Watch this program! Dr. Caplan participates in intramural dental practice and studies outcomes related to endodontic treatment; decision-making in endodontics; relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests. He has put together numerous global research programs for University of […]

Adam Knight, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

“The Need for International Voices in American Theater”  Adam Knight, Producing Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre, will speak about his activities bringing international plays to the American theatre. In particular, his work developing Russian and Georgian works in translation and his association with Red Lab Productions, an international collective dedicated to cultural diplomacy through performance. […]

University of Iowa Fulbright Student Awardees, April 25th, 2019

University of Iowa Fulbright Student Awardees Discuss Their Future Assignments Watch this program Jeffrey Clark Bio: Jeff was born in Virginia on December 6, 1996, to a Korean mother and an American father. He did not speak Korean growing up, but he traveled to South Korea from 2017-2018 through a University of Iowa study abroad […]

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 has […]

Chris Buresh, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

“Update on the Current Condition in Haiti”           Chris Buresh works as an ambassador to Haiti through the Haiti Community Health Initiative (CHI). He specifically continues to invest healthcare resources into the rural community of Arcahaie, Hiati, with 5 medical and 2 surgical trips per year along with a CHI staff […]

Jonathan Carlson, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

“The End of Multilateralism and the Post-WWII International Order?” Watch this program! For nearly 75 years, the United States has championed a world order based on multilateral cooperation and the rule of law. While U.S. policies have never matched U.S. rhetoric over that time period, it would be fair to say that the United States […]

Edith Parker, Thursday, March 28th, 2019

“Public Health is Global Health” Watch this program!           Nationally recognized expert in community-based participatory behavior Dr. Edith Parker promotes innovative ideas to improve major social determinants of health and health disparities. She is a renowned researcher in community-based participatory analysis, which emphasizes the active involvement of community members in all […]

Gabriele Villarini, Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

“Flooding and Rainfall Associated with Tropical Cyclones” Watch this program!           Rainfall associated with landfalling tropical cyclones plays a crucial role in terms of rainfall extremes and climatology in many areas of the world, from the tropics to the mid-latitudes. The flooding caused by these storms have been responsible for significant […]

Danielle N. Lussier, Thursday, March 7th, 2019

“Political Elites in Putin’s Russia: Ideology, Foreign Policy and Public Support” Watch this program!           Danielle N. Lussier uses thought-provoking analysis on why democracy succeeds in some countries but not others, such as comparing the post-transition experiences of two cases of contemporary democratization: Russia and Indonesia. Following authoritarian regimes, democracy eroded […]

Menevis Cilizoglu, Thursday, February 28th, 2019

“Imposition and Termination of Economic sanctions: Their Domestic and Economic Effects” Watch this program!          Just over the last year, sanctions on Iran and North Korea led to troubling economic and humanitarian consequences. Professor Menevis Cilizoglu researches the results of sanctions imposed on such countries. She draws from current events, researching high-profile […]

Keith Sahm, Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

“Saving the World’s Coral Reefs” Watch this video!           For over the last 20 years, Keith has been in a managerial role of Sunset House in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. He is an accomplished diver, strategist, hotelier & marketer. Offering a rare blend of creative and operational strengths, he is a […]

T. Bram Elias & Stella Elias, Thursday, February 14th, 2019

“Immigration in the Era of Trump and Brexit” Watch this program! Professor Bram Elias joined the clinic in 2014 and has directed the Clinic’s immigration practice since 2015. He previously worked as an immigration attorney in private practice in downtown Iowa City, where his work focused on federal immigration law, removal defense, immigration-related family law […]

Blake Rupe, February, 6th, 2019

“Plastics in the Oceans” Watch this program        Blake is the Sustainable Water Development Program Coordinator in IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering. She comes to the College of Engineering after a background in startups and conservation.        Blake received her Master’s degree in International Studies and focused her research on the different […]