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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Enjoy authentic green tea and sweets from Japan at the UI Japanese Program's Tea Ceremony events on at Monday, August 20, 1-4 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21, 1-4 p.m. at MERGE in downtown Iowa City (136 South Dubuque Street)....
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“The Baltic States, NATO, and Russia”

Congregational United Church of Christ
Ron McMullen, currently the University of Iowa’s Ambassador-in-Residence, served as U.S. Ambassador to Eritrea. Ron has over 30 years of diplomatic experience and has lived, worked, or traveled in over 100 countries. In Burma he worked closely with Aung San Suu Kyi and pro-democracy groups.  He helped prevent civil conflict in Fiji.  He was shot at in Sri Lanka, and helped train mongooses to detect heroin.  He took Hillary Clinton on a tour of South Africa’s Robben Island with Nelson Mandela....
“The Baltic States, NATO, and Russia”
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm

China Intellectual Property Road Show

Boyd Law Building, 295
The Innovation, Business and Law Center at the University of Iowa College of Law invites you to a day-long program on intellectual property and China that we’re hosting on August 28 in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. ...
China Intellectual Property Road Show

In the news: "I bless the rains down in Africa..."

Prior to coming to Cape Town, myself and others were conflicted about the impact of the water crisis in South Africa. I didn’t know anything other than what mainstream media in the States was broadcasting and an email from the IES program. The news would say, “Severe water crisis in South Africa…Dams nearly drained of fresh water.” So on and so forth. I couldn't help but think, should I really go abroad during this time of crisis?