Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 24th

“Young Entrepreneurs Fostering Transformative Changes in Africa” Watch this program Luana holds a degree in public relations and advertisements from the University of Istanbul. She currently works at Tiniguena, an NGO in Guinea-Bissau that works with biodiversity, where she assists with communication, youth, and civic duty. She hopes to start her own company and runContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 24th”

Lynda Barrow, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

“Religion in a Globalizing World” Lynda Barrow is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Coe College. She has been at Coe College since 1999, teaching a variety of courses on comparative and international politics. She received her Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary, and then wentContinue reading “Lynda Barrow, Wednesday, July 18, 2018”

Rubie Watson, Thursday, July 12, 2018

Watch this program! “Hollowing Out the Middle: Chinese and American Rural Depopulation”  Rubie Watson is a social anthropologist, now retired. She received her Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University. She is author of “Inequality among Brothers: Class and Kinship in South China” andContinue reading “Rubie Watson, Thursday, July 12, 2018”

Ashleigh Wallace & Eesha Patel, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

“Health Care for Underserved Populations in South India” Watch this program! Eesha Patel is a second year student at the College of Pharmacy. She was born in London, England and spent her formative years living in Nairobi, Kenya prior to moving to the United States. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the UniversityContinue reading “Ashleigh Wallace & Eesha Patel, Wednesday, May 2, 2018”

Roz Frank, Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“The Basque Country — Language, Culture, and Politics: A View from the Inside” Watch this program! Roslyn Frank obtained her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Post studies, she has used her credentials to serve the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, currently as a Professor Emeritus. HerContinue reading “Roz Frank, Wednesday, April 25, 2018”

Mark Kende, Thursday, April 19, 2018

“South African Politics & Their Constitution: 20 Years Plus After Apartheid” Watch this program! Mark Kende is the James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law at the Drake University Constitutional Law Center. He has served as a Professor of Law at the University of Montana in addition to serving as a Visiting Professor of Law atContinue reading “Mark Kende, Thursday, April 19, 2018”

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”

Elise Pizzi, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“Political Conflicts Among Ethnic Minorities in China” Watch this program! Elise Pizzi is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. Currently, she is teaching a graduate level course on Chinese Politics and an undergraduate course on Comparative Environmental Policy. Past courses she Elise taught at the University of Iowa concerned politicalContinue reading “Elise Pizzi, Wednesday, April 4, 2018”

Rachel Maggi, Daniel Valentin, Ashley Chong, Thursday, March 29, 2018

“Here and Abroad: Three  University of Iowa Seniors Speak to the Relevance of Their International Experiences ” Watch this program! As ICFRC interns, Maggi, Valentin, and Chong assist the organization in bringing local and international experts into Iowa City and witness how the professional world engages with global topics. Additionally, as International Studies students, theyContinue reading “Rachel Maggi, Daniel Valentin, Ashley Chong, Thursday, March 29, 2018”

Laura Kennedy, Thursday, March 22, 2018

“State of State: One Year into the Trump Administration” Watch this program! Laura Kennedy served almost four decades as a U.S. career diplomat. She spent much of her career working in or on the former Soviet Union and served in Geneva and Vienna (thrice) on multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation (conventional, nuclear and bio) as wellContinue reading “Laura Kennedy, Thursday, March 22, 2018”

David Miles, Thursday, March 8, 2018.

“An International Rocket Field School at the Andøya Space Center in Norway” Watch this program! In January 2018 two University of Iowa undergraduate students travelled to the Andøya Space Center in northern Norway to complete a week long sounding rocket field school called CaNoRock (Canada/Norway Sounding Rocket Program). CaNoRock uses student rocket activities as aContinue reading “David Miles, Thursday, March 8, 2018.”

Debora Matthews, Thursday, March 1, 2018

“Guarding Against Forgetting – Breaking the Silence: A Story of Political Awakening and Activist Archives in South Africa” Watch this program! Debora Matthews worked for seven years as Archival Coordinator in the Struggles for Justice Programme at the South African History Archive (SAHA), an independent activist and human rights archive in Johannesburg. SAHA is an independent humanContinue reading “Debora Matthews, Thursday, March 1, 2018”

Jeff Biggers, Thursday, February 22, 2018

“RESISTANCE: Reclaiming an American Tradition ” Watch this program! Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award–winning author of several works of history, memoir, journalism, and theater, including The United States of Appalachia, praised by the Citizen Times as a “masterpiece of popular history”; State Out of the Union, selected by Publishers Weekly as a TopContinue reading “Jeff Biggers, Thursday, February 22, 2018”

Dr. Gavin Slade, Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Good Governance? Prison Gangs and Informal Order in the Former Soviet Union ” Watch this program! Gavin Slade is a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, who works on questions of criminal justice reform in the former Soviet Union. He has worked at Ilia State University, Tbilisi and the University of Toronto. Directly prior toContinue reading “Dr. Gavin Slade, Thursday, February 15, 2018”

Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Thursday, February 8, 2018

“Stranger in a Strange Land: Personal and Philosophical Reflections of an EU National in Brexit-Referendum Britain” Watch this program! Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz (1978) was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She spent the majority of her childhood in southern Spain. After completing her high school education, she moved back to the Netherlands where she obtained her M.Sc. (MasterContinue reading “Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Thursday, February 8, 2018”

Alle McNorton, Thursday, January 25, 2018

“Sui Generis, Kosovo, and Iowa’s Unique Relationship with this New Balkan State” Watch this program! Alle McNorton is a 3rd year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law. During the spring semester of 2017, she lived in Prishtina, Kosovo and worked in the Republic of Kosovo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At IowaContinue reading “Alle McNorton, Thursday, January 25, 2018”

Jeff Murray, Thursday, January 18, 2018

“How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Uses Innovation to Accelerate Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries” Watch this program! Jeff Murray, M.D, is Deputy Director of Family Health in the Discovery and Translational Sciences for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, he is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics, andContinue reading “Jeff Murray, Thursday, January 18, 2018”

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 HealthContinue reading “Paul Greenough,Thursday, December 14, 2017”

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 atContinue reading “Mariano Magalhães and Elisa Klewinski,Wednesday, December 6, 2017”

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”