Past WorldCanvass Programs

WorldCanvass® host Joan Kjaer and her guests explore topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of how individuals fit into the global landscape. Learn more about WorldCanvass.

2015-2016 Season
September 15 - Don Quixote's Four Century Saga
October 13- The Evolution of Climate Change: 25 Years and Counting
​November 10 - Communicating for Social and Behavioral Change -- featuring the presentation of the International Impact Award
​December 8 - Cuba: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
​January 26 - Research to Real Life
February 9 - Encountering New Technology
March 1 - Taking It to the Streets: Engagement and the Academy
April 19 - Big Data:  Big Brother or Big Sister?

Spring 2015
January 20 - Food for Thought
February 3 - Tobacco, Pot, and the Public Interest
March 3 - Energy Cultures and the Age of the Anthropocene
April 28 - The Arab Spring in a Global Context
May 5 - Reel to Real

Fall 2014
September 2 - The Passion That Drives Innovation
October 14 - Snapshot:  Brazil
November 18 - The Tenacious Cycle of Poverty, Hunger, and Disease
December 9 - Gender and Identity

Spring 2014
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

Fall 2013
September 20 - The Arts as Vocabulary
October 18 - The Rise of Chinese Public Opinion
November 8 - The Social Impact of Sustainability
December 6 - Teaching Innovation

Spring 2013
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

Fall 2012
September 21 - Napoleon and His Legacy
October 5 - The Latino Midwest
November 2 - IWP: Writing the Stories of the World
December 7 - Globalization and the World Economy

Spring 2012
January 27 – Women, Hysteria and Medicine
February 10 – The History of Sustainability
March 2 – Japan
April 13 – Global Science Fiction
May 4 – Art and Memory

Fall 2011
September 23 – Comics, Creativity and Culture
October 7 – New Culture and New Welfare in South Asia
November 11 – Being the Other
December 2 – Iowa and Invisible Man

Spring 2011
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

Fall 2010
September 10 – Documenting Humanity: A Sense of Place
October 8 – Slavery and Gender
November 12 – The Value of an International Education
December 10 – The American West of the Imagination

Spring 2010
January 22 – Taping the World
February 12 – India
March 5 – Asia
April 9 – Latin America
May 7 – Middle East

Fall 2009
November 13 – Human Rights
December 11 – Africa

 

WorldCanvass Studio

WorldCanvass studio

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
March 6, 2011 – James Zogby author “Arab Voices: What They are Saying to Us and Why it Matters”

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
July 20, 2012 - The Magic Behind the Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore

2012-2013

October 27, 2012 – Face to Face
June 13, 2013 - A Global Look at Interpersonal Psychotherapy

– 2014-2015 –

September 25, 2014 - Hoba Hoba Spirit