Provost’s Global Forum Award Recipients

The Provost’s Global Forum is the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues.  The Forum brings together experts from a variety of areas to raise awareness about and contribute to debate on the foremost issues in globalization that face us today.  In addition to serving the University of Iowa community broadly, the Forum endeavors to build connections between the University and the state of Iowa, and positions the UI as a national node in discussions of global affairs. Recipients of this award received $20,000 and are supported through the generosity of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization. See below for a list of winning projects.


Women’s Health & the Environment: Going up in Smoke

  • Jerry Anthony, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning
  • Matthew Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Meena Khandelwal, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies
  • Marc Linderman, Associate Professor of Geography
  • HS Uday Kumar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering


The Nation, the State, and the Global Redefinition of Self-determination

  • Adrien Wing, College of Law


The Arab Spring in a Global Context

  • Ahmed E. Souaiaia, Islamic Studies (CLAS) and College of Law


Child Protection: A Global Responsibility

  • Resmiye Oral, M.D., University of Iowa Child Protection Program


Refugees in the Heartland

  • Amy Weismann, UI Center for Human Rights