Events Calendar

Summer/Fall 2017



Topic / Title

Thursday, July 6 UI Fulbright Student-Awardees

“UI Fulbright Student-Awardees Discuss Their International Assignments”

Tuesday, July 11 Mandela Washington Fellows “Mandela Washington Fellows: Young Entrepreneurs Challenging the Political & Economic Status Quo in the Continent of Africa”
Thursday, August 24 Peter Damiano, DDS, Director, UI Public Policy Center; Professor, UI Preventive & Community Dentistry “Health Care – Lessons from Abroad”
Thursday, August 31 Hans House, MD, DTMH, Vice Chair for Education, UI Dep’t. of Emergency Medicine

“Avian Flu H7N9 and the Risk of the Next Great Pandemic”

Thursday, September 7 Jonathan Hollander, President, Artistic Director; Founder, Choreographer; Battery Dance, New York City

“Dancing to Connect”

Wednesday, September 13 Ted Powers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UI Department of Anthropology

“South Africa’s Health Programs; Successes Fighting AIDS”

Wednesday, September 20 Greg Carmichael, Professor, UI Chemical Engineering; Co-Director, Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research

“Current Environmental Challenges”

Thursday, September 28 Ubah Crstina Ali Farah, fiction writer, poet, playwright, activist. IWP Fall Resident. “To Leave in the Afternoon: Inheriting the Language of a Civil War”
 Wednesday, October 4 Steve Schulz, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Rockwell-Collins, Cedar Rapids “Travel Bans: Uncertainties and Real World  Consequences”
Thursday, October 12 Karen Wachsmuth, Ph.D., Associate Director, UI International Fellowships; Fulbright Program Advisor “Why the Japanese School Year Begins in Cherry Blossom Time”
Tuesday, October 17 Juan R.I. Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History, University of Michigan

“The New Arabs: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East”

Thursday, October 26 Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Iowa UNA

“The UN is Our Greatest Hope for the Future”

Tuesday, October 31 America Colmenares, Adjunct Lecturer, Spanish Dep’t., Augustana College

“Venezuela in Crisis”

 Wednesday, November 8 Elizabeth Menninga, Assistant Professor, UI Political Science Department

“Mediation to End Civil Wars: Assembling the Dream Team”

Wednesday, November 15 T.B. Bram Elias, Clinical Associate Professor, UI College of Law

“Immigration Hits Home: How New Immigration Policies Affect Iowa City and How Iowa City is Responding”

Thursday, November 30 Sara Mitchell, F. Wendell Miller Professor, UI Political Science Dept.

“Maritime Conflicts in the South China Sea”

Wednesday, December 6 Mariano Magalhaes, Professor, Political Science, Augustana College; Elisa Klewinski, Political Science & Environmental Studies

“The Economic and Political Challenges Confronting Brazil”

Thursday, December 14 Paul Greenough, Emeritus Professor of Modern Indian History and of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa

“Chasing Urban Crows in India: A Fool’s Errand to Mend an Environmental Crisis?”