“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””

“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””

“Serving as ‘Secretary of State’ to America’s Tribal Nations”

By Kevin Washburn on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Kevin Washburn joined Iowa Law as its 18th dean on June 15, 2018.  Most recently he was a Regents Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and had served as its dean from June 2009 toContinue reading ““Serving as ‘Secretary of State’ to America’s Tribal Nations””

“Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India”

By Meena Khandelwal on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Meena Khandelwal is best known for her pioneering research on Hindu celibacy and monastic life that puts gender at the center. Her book Women in Ochre Robes (SUNY Press 2004) focuses on the everyday lives of women initiated into sannyasa-one of several traditionsContinue reading ““Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India””

“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””