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”

Josh Schamberger, Wednesday , October 24th, 2018

“Bringing International Sports Competitions to Our Community; Diplomacy, Logistics, and Challenges” Watch this program! Within the past 5 years, the Iowa City/Coralville area has become a hub of international sporting events. Wrestling has been on of the biggest draws. In 2012, the U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team Trials held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena smashed the attendance recordContinue reading “Josh Schamberger, Wednesday , October 24th, 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”

Over 200 ICFRC Programs now Available on iTunes and Apple Podcast

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is happy to announce that our programs are now available for your listening pleasure, on iTunes and Apple Podcast. To find podcasts on iTunes, you can either click the  icon on the homepage, or click here . To listen to the podcast with Apple Podcast, please search for ICFRC on theContinue reading “Over 200 ICFRC Programs now Available on iTunes and Apple Podcast”

Ron McMullen,Wednesday, August 22, 2018

“The Baltic States, NATO, and Russia” Watch this program! Ron McMullen, currently the University of Iowa’s Ambassador-in-Residence, served as U.S. Ambassador to Eritrea. Ron has over 30 years of diplomatic experience and has lived, worked, or traveled in over 100 countries. In Burma he worked closely with Aung San Suu Kyi and pro-democracy groups. HeContinue reading “Ron McMullen,Wednesday, August 22, 2018”

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”

Kevin Kelley,Thursday, May 10, 2018

Watch this program! “Reaching Out to the World Through Non-Fiction Film” Kevin Kelley has been a documentary filmmaker for over three decades. His work has been honored with two regional EMMY Awards, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards and Three New York Festivals World Medal. His work has been screened at The International Documentary Film FestivalContinue reading “Kevin Kelley,Thursday, May 10, 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”