The Provost’s Global Forum is the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues. The Forum brings together experts from the faculty and leading voices from a variety of areas (business, technology, education, politics, and civil society, including projects focused on the environment, human rights, development, citizen diplomacy) to raise awareness about and contribute to debate on the foremost issues in globalization that face us today. In addition to serving the University of Iowa community broadly, the Forum endeavors to build connections between the University and the state of Iowa, and positions the UI as a national node in discussions of global affairs.
The organizer(s) and topic of the annual Forum will be selected by the Provost upon the recommendation of a committee selected by the Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs. In announcing the competition, the Provost may from time to time give priority to a specific issue in, or approach to, globalization.