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”

Don Gurnett, Thursday, February 1, 2018

“Sixty Years of Space Research at Iowa: The Legacy of  James A. Van Allen ” Watch this program! This presentation is given in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1, the first U.S. spacecraft, and the discovery of Earth’s radiation belts by James A. Van Allen of the University of Iowa. TheContinue reading “Don Gurnett, Thursday, February 1, 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”

T.B. Bram Elias,Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“Immigration Hits Home: How New Immigration Policies Affect Iowa City and How Iowa City is Responding” Watch this program! Professor Bram Elias is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Iowa’s College of Law and directs the Clinic’s immigration practice. Bram received his BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from The Queen’sContinue reading “T.B. Bram Elias,Wednesday, November 15, 2017”

Elizabeth Menninga, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“Mediation to End Civil Wars: Assembling the Dream Team” Watch this program! Elizabeth Menninga is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015, specializing in International Relations and Political Methodology. Her researchContinue reading “Elizabeth Menninga, Wednesday, November 8, 2017”

America Colemenares, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

“Venezuela in Crisis” Watch this program! America Colmenares is a native of Caracas, Venezuela.  She moved to the United States in 1989 to study English and graduated from Augustana College in 1997 with a B.A. in Communications, Political Sciences, and Spanish and Literature.  In 2001, America graduated from the University of Kansas with a MastersContinue reading “America Colemenares, Tuesday, October 31, 2017”

Andrea Cohen, Thursday, October 26, 2017

“The UN is Our Greatest Hope for the Future” Watch This Program! Andrea Cohen is a passionate human rights defender and supporter of the UN. She is Executive Director of the Iowa United Nations Association whose mission is to promote, educate about, and advocate for the entire United Nations system. Ms. Cohen attended the UnitedContinue reading “Andrea Cohen, Thursday, October 26, 2017”

Juan R.I. Cole, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“The New Arabs: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East” Watch This Program! Juan R. I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. in History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University, his M.A. in Arabic Studies / History from American University inContinue reading “Juan R.I. Cole, Tuesday, October 17, 2017”

Karen Wachsmuth, Thursday, October 12, 2017

 “Why the Japanese School Year Begins in Cherry Blossom Time” Watch this program! Karen Wachsmuth will share her recent experiences as a Fulbright International Education Administrator awardee to Japan. While in the country, she met with Ministry of Education officials, top-level university administrators, professors, high school teachers, guidance counselors, students, and job placement agencies. SheContinue reading “Karen Wachsmuth, Thursday, October 12, 2017”