WorldCanvass and WorldCanvass Studio

Joan KjaerJoan Kjaer

International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa presents WorldCanvass® one Tuesday night a month during the academic year. Programs are recorded before a live audience at FilmScene, Iowa City's non-profit cinema arts organization. Joan Kjaer hosts the series and, with her guests, explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of how individuals fit into the global landscape. The programs are recorded by UI Office of Strategic Communication staff for later broadcast on UITV, YouTube, iTunes, and the Public Radio Exchange. These free programs take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at FilmScene, 118 E. College St. in Iowa City, and the public is encouraged to attend. A social hour precedes each program from 4 to 5 p.m.

Learn about past WorldCanvass programs


2015-16 Season:

  • September 15 - Don Quixote's Four Century Saga
  • October 13- The Evolution of Climate Change: 25 Years and Counting
  • ​WORLDCANVASS STUDIO: October 16 - Social Justice After Ferguson
  • November 10 - Communicating for Social and Behavioral Change 
  • ​December 8 - Cuba: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

2014-2015 Season:


WorldCanvass Studio

WorldCanvass Studio

WorldCanvass® Studio is a mobile version of our monthly discussion and performance series WorldCanvass.

October 16, 2015 - Social Justice After Ferguson

September 25, 2014 - Hoba Hoba Spirit
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Upcoming Events

Don Quixote's Four Century Saga

Tuesday, September 15
5:00 p.m.
FilmScene, 118 E. College St.

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