International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa presents WorldCanvass® once a month before a live audience in the Senate Chamber of the historic Old Capitol Museum on the campus of the University of Iowa.
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 UITV for statewide broadcast over Iowa cable television systems, and videos are available on YouTube. All programs are archived on the International Programs website (scroll below for links to past programs) the Public Radio Exchange, and available as podcasts on iTunes. WorldCanvass programs take place from 5-7 p.m. one Friday per month and are free and open to the public.
Note: WorldCanvass is no longer live streaming programs on International Programs’ website, and KRUI is no longer airing a live audio broadcast.
Watching and Listening:
Watch WorldCanvass on UITV's YouTube channel
Download WorldCanvass Podcasts on iTunes for free and subscribe to future podcasts.
Listen to past WorldCanvass programs online for free at the Public Radio Exchange.
January 24 - Cultural Memory and Commemoration
February 21 - A Century of Film
March 28 - Child Protection: A Global Responsibility
April 11 - The Crossroads Project with the Fry Quartet
May 9 - The Language of the Brain
January 28 – Counterculture of the 60s and 70s
February 18 – East Africa
March 25 – Starving for Water: The Global Water Crisis
April 8 – Women in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe
May 6 – Italian Art and Culture
September 21 - Napoleon and His Legacy
October 5 - The Latino Midwest (Location: 2780 University Capitol Centre)
November 2 - IWP: Writing the Stories of the World
December 7 - Globalization and the World Economy
January 25 - The Rupture of Civil War
February 15 - Genetics and New Technologies
March 8 - The Book Culture, Languages, and Arts of Indigenous Peoples
April 5 - Refugees in the Heartland
May 3 - Remaking the Body: Identity and Body Modification
WorldCanvass® Studio is a mobile version of our monthly discussion and performance series WorldCanvass. See below for past WorldCanvass Studio programs.
– 2010-2011 —
September 29, 2010 – ‘The Tenth Parallel’ author Eliza Griswold
March 4, 2011 – Dancers in Company
– 2011-2012 –
October 3, 2011 – Roy Bennett and the Hard Road to Democracy in Zimbabwe
October 27, 2011 – The Caucasus as a Crossroads: Dagestan, Russia and Regional Security
October 28, 2011 – Traditional Mongolian group AnDa Union
– 2012-2013 –
October 27, 2012 – Face to Face
June 13, 2013 - A Global Look at Interpersonal Psychotherapy
WorldCanvass is a production of International Programs at the University of Iowa in partnership with the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, UITV, and KRUI-FM. International Programs connects students, faculty, staff, and the Iowa community to the world.