“COVID-19 and Atrocity Prevention: Factors for Risk and Resilience”

By Kelsey Paul Shantz & Jessica Kline on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Click Here to Register! 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! Kelsey Paul Shantz is program officer for mass violenceContinue reading ““COVID-19 and Atrocity Prevention: Factors for Risk and Resilience””

“Teaching and Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa City”

By Peter Gerlach on Wednesday, April 2020 Dr. Peter Gerlach is Summer Institute Coordinator at the International Writing Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of Iowa. He received his BA and MA degrees in English from Ripon College and the University of Northern Colorado, respectively. After serving in the US PeaceContinue reading ““Teaching and Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa City””

“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””

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”

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 ofContinue reading “Dan Caplan and University of Iowa Students, Thursday, May 9th, 2019”

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.Continue reading “Adam Knight, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019”

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 abroadContinue reading “University of Iowa Fulbright Student Awardees, April 25th, 2019”

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 hasContinue reading “Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp and Caitlin Chenus, Thursday, April 18, 2019”

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 staffContinue reading “Chris Buresh, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019”

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 StatesContinue reading “Jonathan Carlson, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019”

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 allContinue reading “Edith Parker, Thursday, March 28th, 2019”

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 significantContinue reading “Gabriele Villarini, Wednesday, March 13th, 2019”

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 erodedContinue reading “Danielle N. Lussier, Thursday, March 7th, 2019”

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”