Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture


Joel Barkan

2017 Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture

Presented by Gautam Yadama, dean of Boston College School of Social Work, as part of the 2017 Provost's Global Forum, Women’s Health & the Environment: Going up in Smoke
Wednesday, April 12, 11:00 a.m.
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum, University of Iowa campus, Iowa City, Iowa

About Joel Barkan

The Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture is part of the annual Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa.

Joel Barkan was a serious scholar of the politics of Africa who, after his retirement from the university in 2005, went on to have a second career in Washington, D.C., as a consultant with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the World Bank, and the Agency for International Development.  He also served for several years as senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  Many of the university’s faculty, staff, and administrators knew him also as a creative program-builder who made lasting contributions to international studies at the university and to the regular discussion in Iowa City of changing political, economic, and social circumstances in the world.  UI faculty members who were his colleagues and who teach international studies proposed that Joel Barkan be recognized in a named annual campus lecture.  The first annual Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture was given in 2015.