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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.

Panelists from the Nov 16 2020 WorldCanvass program
WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer (center) with panelists from the program "Iowa in the World: Personal Commitment/Global Impact," (clockwise from upper left) Donald Letendre, dean, UI College of Pharmacy; UI President Bruce Harreld; award recipient Sarah Lande; award recipient Mishma Nixon; Russell Ganim, dean, International Programs; award recipient Nicholas Stroup; Dimy Doresca, director, UI Institute for International Business, award recipients Patrick and Susan Keefe


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 

View Pursuing Racial Justice ReCap here

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

View Iowa in the World ReCap here

December 8 - Teaching and Learning Post-COVID

View Teaching and Learning ReCap here

February 24 - The Ghanaian-American Experience in Literature and Art: A Conversation with Yaa Gyasi and D.K. Nnuro

View The Ghanaian-American Experience in Literature and Art ReCap here

March 16 - COVID Care for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations

View the COVID Care for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations ReCap here

April 16 - Gandhi at 150 (Provost's Global Forum)

View the Gandhi at 150 ReCap here

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