Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

“Africa’s Future Opportunities” Watch this program! Ernest Lefu Atem is an award-winning agri-tech entrepreneur born into a family of growers who co-founded an agro-hub to assist farmer access to the marketplace. He has worked in over 300 communities and made an impact with over 61,000 farmers across West and Central Africa. Ernest champions the constructionContinue reading “Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday, July 23, 2019”

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”

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”

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.”

Steve Schulz, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

      “Travel Bans: Uncertainties and Real World Consequences” Watch this program! Steve Schulz is the Senior Director for the Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility organization at Rockwell-Collins.  His responsibilities include all recruiting efforts across the globe, foreign national employee strategy, contract labor, relocation, mobility, short and long-term assignments, K-12 STEM efforts, and external diversity partnerships.  SteveContinue reading “Steve Schulz, Wednesday, October 4, 2017”

Greg Carmichael, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“Current Environmental Challenges” Watch this program Gregory R. Carmichael is the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa and he is the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.  Greg also serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Engineering.Continue reading “Greg Carmichael, Wednesday, September 20, 2017”

Zubair Shafiq, Thursday December 8, 2016

“Tracking and Surveillance in the Online Advertising Ecosystem” Watch this program A large fraction of services on the Internet are supported using online ads. Websites such as Google and Facebook rely on online advertising to support free services such as search, email, social networking, video, etc. In this talk, Zubair will highlight a new tussle inContinue reading “Zubair Shafiq, Thursday December 8, 2016”

Adam Bobrow, Wednesday May 11, 2016

“U.S.—China Cyber Agreement: Is It Enough of a Good Thing?” Watch this program Cybertheft is a popular issue. I will offer my reflections on the continued need for concrete action to match the rhetoric of the norm against cybertheft. Informed observers have not yet detected a decline in the intrusions from China focused on U.S.Continue reading “Adam Bobrow, Wednesday May 11, 2016”

Melissa Tully, Thursday March 3, 2016

“We Are One Kenya: Representations of the Nation, Leadership & Identity on Reality TV” Watch this program Melissa Tully studies digital media technologies, international communication with a focus on media in developing countries, and philanthropy and nonprofit communication. Tully has conducted research in Kenya, Ghana, and Burundi. Generally, her research focuses on the use ofContinue reading “Melissa Tully, Thursday March 3, 2016”

Eric Tate, Thursday October 8, 2015

“Monsoon Harvests: Water Sustainability & Rainwater Harvesting in South India” Watch this program Rainwater harvesting, a “soft path” approach towards water management, is increasingly recognized as a key strategy for combating food insecurity and water scarcity.  This presentation uses the South India as a case study to explore the social, economic, and environmental dimensions ofContinue reading “Eric Tate, Thursday October 8, 2015”

Nick Grossman, April 2, 2014

“The Future of Drones and Unmanned Systems” Watch this program here. In the last few decades, semi-autonomous killer machines have migrated from science fiction to a central role in real-world international relations.  The United States utilizes unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as “drones,” to strike targets both in and outside of military contexts.  Though theContinue reading “Nick Grossman, April 2, 2014”

Gregory Carmichael, March 27, 2014

“The Globalization of Air Pollution: Implications for Our Air, Water, and Food Quality” Watch this program here. Gregory R. Carmichael, is the Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa.  He is internationally known for work on international air pollution concerns. Carmichael’s studies have led to greater understanding of problems related toContinue reading “Gregory Carmichael, March 27, 2014”

Isabel Barbuzza, March 13, 2014

“Lithium and the Green Car: Social and Environmental Changes in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia”  Watch this program here. As energy hungry nations search for fossil-fuel alternatives, some look to lithium as a source for electricity. Bolivia’s salt desert, Salar de Uyuni, is 100 times the size of the famed Bonnevile Salt Flats of Utah andContinue reading “Isabel Barbuzza, March 13, 2014”

Robert Libra, February 27, 2014

“Fracking for Energy: Promises, Perils, Perceptions” Watch the program here. The technology called Hydraulic Fracturing – often termed “Fracking” – refers to the high-pressure injection of water and other materials deep underground to break rock and release hydrocarbons. Fracking has led to a boom in the production of natural gas and oil, but has alsoContinue reading “Robert Libra, February 27, 2014”

Prof. Lyombe Eko, October 2, 2013

“Google This: The Great Firewall of China” Watch the program here. Google and other American global information technology companies are caught between two worlds. They are tethered to their American umbilical cords-networks, servers, business models, and legal frameworks-and yet have to live with the realities of lucrative markets like China, whose culture of freedom of expressionContinue reading “Prof. Lyombe Eko, October 2, 2013”

Chuck Peters, September 17, 2013

“Transforming a Local Business with Global Connections” Watch the program here. In an ever-globalizing world, maintaining a small, local business is increasingly difficult. Companies need to expand and use their global connections while remaining grounded within their communities. Chuck Peters, CEO and President of the Gazette Company, will discuss the variety of international initiatives theContinue reading “Chuck Peters, September 17, 2013”

Prof. Ron McMullen, April 17, 2013

“WikiLeaks and its Impact on U.S. Diplomacy” Watch the program here. In early 2010, WikiLeaks, a non-profit whistleblower organization, began releasing classified U.S. diplomatic cables. By the end of 2011, over 250,000 cables had been leaked, constituting the largest security breach in U.S. State Department history. The cables were widely disseminated and provoked significant criticismContinue reading “Prof. Ron McMullen, April 17, 2013”

Dr. Karim Abdel-Malek, March 5, 2013

“SANTOS: The Virtual Soldier” Watch the program here. Santos® is a computer program developed over the past 10 years by a large team of researchers at the Virtual Soldier Research Center at the University of Iowa. It is a human simulator that aids in the reduction of load for the US Marines, tests new equipment,Continue reading “Dr. Karim Abdel-Malek, March 5, 2013”

Greg Churchill, October 17. 2012

“Ten Realities of Doing Business Globally” Watch the program here. Gregory S. Churchill is the Executive Vice President of Rockwell Collins International and Service Solutions, an organization that combines all of Rockwell Collins’ International and Service operations into one entity. He will be sharing a high level overview of some basic, but very real, truthsContinue reading “Greg Churchill, October 17. 2012”