Events Calendar

Spring 2018



Topic / Title

Thursday, January 18 Jeff Murray, M.D., Professor, Pediatrics; Deputy Director, Global Health, The Gates Foundation; Founder, The Murray Laboratory  How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Uses Innovation to Accelerate Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries”
Thursday, January 25 Alle McNorton, J.D. Candidate, University of Iowa College of Law, Class of 2018 Sui Generis, Kosovo, and Iowa’s Unique Relationship with This New Balkan State”
Thursday, February 1 Donald Gurnett, Ph.D., J.A. Van Allen / R.J. Carver Professor of Physics, UI “Personal Reflections on the 60th Anniversaries of Explorer 1 & Van Allen Radiation Belt”
Thursday, February 8 Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz, Agudas Achim Synagogue, Iowa City

“Stranger in a Strange Land: Personal and Philosophical Reflections of an EU National in Brexit-Referendum Britain”

Thursday, February 15 Dr. Gavin Slade, Criminologist, Lecturer, Author; Centre for Russian, Central & East European Studies, University of Glasgow

“Good Governance: Prison Gangs and Informal Order in the former Soviet Union”

February 22
Jeff Biggers, Writer, author, performer, educator

“RESISTANCE: Reclaiming an American Tradition”

Thursday, March 1 Debora Matthews, Archivist, Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA), Witwatersand University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Guarding Against Forgetting – Breaking the Silence: A Story of Political Awakening and Activist Archives in South Africa” 

Thursday, March 8 David Miles, Assistant Professor, UI Physics & Astronomy; UI Students Hannah Gulick & Josh Larson  “An International Rocket Field School at the Andøya Space Center in Norway” 
Thursday, March 22 Laura Kennedy, Former Ambassador, U.S. State Department “State of the State Department”
Thursday, March 29 Rachel Maggi, Daniel Valentin, and Ashley Chong; UI International Studies Seniors “Here and Abroad: UI International Studies Seniors Speak to the Relevance of Their International Experiences”
Wednesday, April 4 Elise Pizzi, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, UI “Political Conflicts Among Ethnic Minorities in China”
Wednesday, April 11 Mariola Espinosa, Associate Professor, History; Director, Global Health Studies Program, University of Iowa “Surviving Hurricanes in Puerto Rico”
Thursday,   April 19 Mark Kende, James Madison Chair in Constitutional Law; Director, Drake University Constitutional Law Center

“South African Politics & Their Constitution: 20 Years Plus After Apartheid”

Wednesday, April 25 Roz Frank, Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa

“The Basque Country – Language, Culture and Politics: A View from the Inside”

Wednesday, May 2 Ashleigh Wallace & Eesha Patel, Doctorate of Pharmacy Students, University of Iowa “Health Care for Underserved Populations in South India”

May 10

Kevin Kelley, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker; Founder: New Mile Media Arts

“Reaching Out to the World Through Non-Fiction Film”