Events Calendar

Fall 2018



Topic / Title

     Thursday,   July 12 Rubie Watson, Social Anthropologist; former Director, Harvard University, Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology “Hollowing Out the Middle: Chinese and American Rural Depopulation”
Wednesday, July 18 Lynda Barrow, Professor and Chair, Political Science, Coe College “Religion in a Globalizing World”
Tuesday, July 24 Mandela Washington Fellows “Mandela Washington Fellows Present Their Views”
Wednesday, August 22 Ambassador-in-Residence Ron McMullen, University of Iowa Political Science Department “The Baltic States, NATO, and Russia”
Wednesday, August 29 Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

“Iowa’s Role in Agriculture and International Trade: Why Tariffs and Trade Agreements Matter”

Wednesday, September 5 John Canady, M.D., former Professor, Surgery & Otolaryngology, UIHC; Medical Director, Johnson & Johnson

“Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries”

Wednesday, September 12 Peter Chanthanahone, Associate Professor, UI School of Art and Art History

“Creating Alternate Worlds in Animation”

Tuesday, September 18 Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, Founder & Chair of Pallium India, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee “Palliative Care is Everyone’s Business: Community Participation in Health Care”
Tuesday, September 25 Oleg Timofeyev, Musicologist, Author, Professor, University of Iowa “The Golden Age of the Russian Guitar”
Thursday, October 4 Robin Lovin, Visiting Scholar in Theology, Loyola University, Chicago; Professor of Ethics, emeritus, SMU “Religion and New Realities; Moscow, Kiev, and Shanghai”
Thursday, October 11 Alisa Ganieva, Russia, Fiction, Journalist, International Writing Program Participant “Russian Artists vs. Russian Government”
October 16, 17, 18 John Norris, former U.S. Representative, UN Food Agencies, World Food Program “Political and Policy Obstacles to Feeding the World”
Wednesday, October 24 Josh Schamberger, President, Iowa City / Coralville Area CVB

“Bringing International Sports Competitions to Our Community: Diplomacy, Logistics & Challenges”

Tuesday, October 30 Joelle Adda, Visiting Professor of Law, UI Law College; Judge, Natl. Court of Asylum, France

“The New Challenges Facing the European Union”

Wednesday, November 7 Monica Gordillo, Lecturer, Management, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University “Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America”
Wednesday, November 14 Chris Rossi, Professor, UI College of Law; Director, Humanities Iowa

“What the World’s Tiniest Island Tells Us About International Relations: Climate, Colonialism – The Hot Dispute Between Uganda and Kenya”

Wednesday, November 28 Sunny Ho, M.A., Ed.M, Doctoral Candidate, UI Counseling Psychology; Ching-Lan Lin & Yunkgyoung Garrison

“A Multicultural Perspective to See Mental Health: Theories and Applications”

Thursday, December 6 Don Gurnett, Ph.D., J.A. Van Allen/R.J. Carver Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UI

“The Search for Life in the Solar System and Beyond”

Wednesday, December 12

Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Professor, UI Department of Spanish & Portuguese

“The Consequences of Linguistic Contact and Nationalist Language in Bilingual Communities”