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-profileContinue reading “Menevis Cilizoglu, Thursday, February 28th, 2019”

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 aContinue reading “Keith Sahm, Wednesday, February 20th, 2019”

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 lawContinue reading “T. Bram Elias & Stella Elias, Thursday, February 14th, 2019”

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 differentContinue reading “Blake Rupe, February, 6th, 2019”

Dimy Doresca, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

“Trade and Small Businesses in Africa” Watch this program!        Dimy Doresca is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and an International Business Specialist and Consultant. He sits on the following boards and councils: Iowa District Export Council Department of Commerce, Engage Cuba Coalition, State of Iowa Council, National Association of Small BusinessContinue reading “Dimy Doresca, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019”

John Reitz, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

“The Chinese Model of Democracy is a Major Competitor to Liberal Democracy” Fluent in French and German, conversant in Dutch, Italian, and Spanish, and currently studying Chinese, Russian, Persian, and Turkish, as well as a variety of ancient languages, Professor Reitz’s love of foreign languages led him to focus his professional career on comparative lawContinue reading “John Reitz, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019”

Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

“How Mass Migration Is Changing Our Understanding of Language and Bilingualism” Watch this program! With people, languages, and cultures in motion everywhere, sociolinguists are learning to take mobility rather than territorial language community as its baseline assumption. Services, information, networking and communication run teeming across all frontiers. Nothing stays put. Language-oriented social scientists are embracingContinue reading “Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Wednesday, December 12th, 2018”

Don Gurnett, Thursday, December 6th, 2018

“The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond” Don Gurnett started his science career by working on spacecraft electronics design as a student employee in The University of Iowa Physics Department in 1959. After completing his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Iowa, he transferred to physics, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D.Continue reading “Don Gurnett, Thursday, December 6th, 2018”

Sunny Ho, Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

“A Multicultural Perspective to See Mental Health: Theories and Applications” Sunny Ho is a fourth year Ph.D candidate in Counseling Psychology Program. His research interests are social justice issues and multiculturalism in mental health settings, such as race/racism, class/classism, etc. In addition, he is interested in studying barriers and challenges Asian international individuals encounter inContinue reading “Sunny Ho, Wednesday, November 28th, 2018”

Chris Rossi, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

“The Migingo Dispute between Uganda and Kenya: What the world’s tiniest island tells us about international law and relations.”  Watch this program! Christopher Rossi directs Humanities Iowa and is an adjunct faculty member at the Iowa Law College. He has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and law degrees fromContinue reading “Chris Rossi, Wednesday, November 14th, 2018”

Monica Gordillo, Wednesday, November 7, 2018

“Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America”  Watch this program! Corporate social responsibility is an increasingly important and visible topic in the business world as evidenced by the many corporations that are adopting social responsibility actions into their business practices. One reason for this social developments is that companies have long been associating sustainability of businessContinue reading “Monica Gordillo, Wednesday, November 7, 2018”

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”

John Norris, Thursday, October 18th, 2018

“Political and Policy Obstacles to Feeding the World” Watch program John Norris has over three decades of political, policy and administrative experience at the highest levels of state and federal government on energy and agricultural issues. Prior to becoming a Partner and Co-Owner of the State Public Policy Group (SPPG) based in Des Moines, Iowa,Continue reading “John Norris, Thursday, October 18th, 2018”

Alisa Ganieva, Thursday, October 11, 2018

“Russian Artists vs. the Russian Government” Watch this program! What’s the current relationship between the Russian government and the country’s cultural figures and institutions? The case of the Russian PEN Centre illustrates a broader collapse of freedom of speech, and revisions of recent history have become normal. What aims are being pursued? And what willContinue reading “Alisa Ganieva, Thursday, October 11, 2018”

Robin W. Lovin, Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

“Religion and New Realities, Moscow, Kiev, and Shanghai” Watch this program Robin W. Lovin is a Visiting Scholar in Theology at Loyola University Chicago and University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of several books on religion and society, including Christian Faith and Public Choices: The Social Ethics ofContinue reading “Robin W. Lovin, Thursday, October 4th, 2018.”

Dr. Oleg Timofeyev, Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

“The Golden Age of Russian Guitar” Watch their program! Oleg Vitalyevich Timofeyev, is an American musicologist and musician of Russian origin, specializing in lute and Russian guitar. He is best known for his pioneering work in the discovery, promotion, interpretation, and authentic performance of the repertoire for the 19th- and 20th-century Russian seven-string guitar. TimofeyevContinue reading “Dr. Oleg Timofeyev, Tuesday, September 25th, 2018”

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

“Palliative Care is Everyone’s Business : Community Participation in Healthcare” Watch this program! Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, a native of India, is both a palliative care physician and an anesthesiologist. He studied palliative care at Trivandrum Medical College and anesthesiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Dr. Rajagopal held the position as ProfessorContinue reading “Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, Tuesday, September 18th, 2018”

Peter Chanthanakone,Wedensday, September 12, 2018

“Creating Alternative Worlds in Animation” Watch this program! Peter Chanthanakone is an award winning director and producer specializing in 3D animated short films. He has won numerous film festival awards and his works has been selected in major film festivals around the world such as Germany, France, Austria, Canada, China, Belgium, S. Korea, Pakistan, India,Continue reading “Peter Chanthanakone,Wedensday, September 12, 2018”

Dr. John Canady, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

“Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries” Watch this program! John Canady, a native of Jefferson, Iowa, received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Grinnell College in 1980. Following graduation John enrolled in the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Canady completed two residencies, the first in Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, was completed inContinue reading “Dr. John Canady, Wednesday, September 5th, 2018”

Chad Hart, Wednesday, August 29 2018

“Iowa’s Role in Agriculture and International trade: Why Tariffs and Trade Agreements Matter” 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 andContinue reading “Chad Hart, Wednesday, August 29 2018”