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”

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”

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Thursday, September 28, 2017

“To Leave in the Afternoon: Inheriting the Language of a Civil War” Watch This Program Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali-Italian novelist, performer, teacher and social activist. Her two novels, Madre piccola [Little Mother, Indiana UP 2011] and Il Comandante del fiume [The Commander of the River] tell stories of the Somali civil war and its refugees in Italy. In 2006,Continue reading “Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Thursday, September 28, 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”

Judy Polumbaum, August 28, 2014

“Coming to America: The Chinese Student Experience in the United States” Watch this program Since 2007, the University of Iowa has actively recruited international students and the results are reflected most dramatically in the growth of the undergraduate population from the People’s Republic of China. Of more than 4,000 international students at Iowa in the fall ofContinue reading “Judy Polumbaum, August 28, 2014”