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., Plastic Surgeon, Emeritus, UI Carver College of Medicine

“Life-Changing Cleft Palette Corrective Surgeries for Pediatric Patients in Central America”

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, Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Science, India; Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; Human Rights Watch Award-Winner “Defending the Right of Patients with Severe Pain to Live and Die with Dignity”
 September  25, 26, 27 TBA TBA
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”
October 9, 10, 11 International Writing Program Participant TBA
October 16, 17, 18 John Norris, former U.S. Representative, UN Food Agencies, World Food Program “World Food Day: U.S. Food Polices”
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”