Events Calendar

Spring 2019



Topic / Title

    Wednesday,   January 16 John Reitz, Edward Carmody Professor of Law; Director of Graduate Programs and Visiting Scholars, University of Iowa “The Chinese Model of Democracy is a Major Competitor of Liberal Democracy”
Wednesday, January 23 Dimy Doresca, Director, Institute for International Business, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business “Trade and Small Businesses in Africa”
Wednesday, January 30 Cancelled Program moved to next week due to extreme weather!
Wednesday, February 6 Blake Rupe, Sustainable Water Development Program Coordinator, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, UI College of Engineering “Plastics in the Oceans”
Thursday, February 14 T. Bram Elias &, Stella Elias, Professors, University of Iowa College of Law

“Updates for Immigration Issues”

Wednesday, February 20 Keith Sahm, Program Director, Co-Founder, Force Blue, Cayman Islands

“Saving the World’s Coral Reefs”

Thursday, February 28 Menevis Cilizoglu, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, St. Olaf College

“Imposition and Termination of Economic Sanctions: Their Domestic and Economic Effects”

Thursday, March 7 Danielle Lussier, Associate Professor of Political Science, Grinnell College “Political Elites in Putin’s Russia: Ideology, Foreign Policy and Public Support”
Wednesday, March 13 Gabriele Villarini, Associate Professor, UI Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering; Director, IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering “Flooding and Rainfall Associated with Tropical Cyclones”
Thursday, March 28 Edith Parker, Dean, University of Iowa College of Public Health “Public Health is Global Health”
Wednesday April 3 Jonathan Carlson, Professor of Law & International Studies; Victor & Carol Alvarez Fellow in Law, University of Iowa “The End of Multilateralism and the Post-WWII International Order?”
Wednesday, April 10 Christopher Buresh, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP; Director, UIHC Emergency Medicine; Director, International Emergency Medicine Fellowship “Update for Current Conditions in Haiti”
Thursday, April 18 Caitlin Chenus, UI Senior; Rex Honey Intern, Iowa Center for Human Rights & Elizabeth Marilla-Kapp, UI MSW Social Work; MFA Iowa Writers Workshop, Kenneth Cmiel Intern

Chenus: “France’s Flawed Asylum Policies; Changes Needed in Today’s World” Marilla-Kapp: “The Relationship Between Mental Health Access and International Human Rights Standards”

Thursday, April 25 UI Fulbright Student Awardees

Alex Bare, Colombia; Claire Carmichael, Brazil; Michael Parisi-Mercado, Romania; Alexa Frank, Japan; Jeffrey Clark, South Korea

Wednesday, May 1 Adam Knight, Artistic Director, Riverside Theatre “The Need for International Voices in American TheatreTheatre”
Thursday, May 9 Dan Caplan, DDS, PhD, Department Head, UI Preventive & Community Dentistry; Kayla Erps, UI Dental Student & Monika Bhuma, UI Global Health Student

“University of Iowa Students’ Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India”