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WorldCanvass and WorldCanvass Studio


WorldCanvass® invites you to join us for season twelve of International Programs’ unique, internationally focused discussions.  Live programs take place from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and will be presented in a virtual format this season. The shows are free and open to the public.  

If you would like to participate, you will simply need to register for each individual event to receive the Zoom link to the live program.

Joan Kjaer, director of communications and relations for UI International Programs, engages her guests from diverse disciplines in thoughtful conversation about questions and issues of global reach and personal impact. 

The programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on iTunes, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the International Programs website. They are also streamed live on Facebook. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen.

Joan Kjaer speaking to guests at WorldCanvass

WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer (left) with panelists from the program "The Crossroads Project," composer Laura Kaminsky (center), and UI Associate Professor Elizabeth Oakes (right).  


2020-2021 Season:

This season, WorldCanvass programs will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom.  You'll be asked to register in advance to receive the Zoom link which grants access to the event.

October 22 - Pursuing Racial Justice

November 16 - Iowa in the World: Personal Commitment/Global Impact

WorldCanvass Studio

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

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