Schedule of Events

University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum
The Nation, the State, and the Global Redefinition of Self-Determination
October 13-15, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location:  Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum, University of Iowa campus, Iowa City, Iowa

6:00 p.m. - Welcome and opening remarks from Adrien Wing
Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture: H.E. Dr. Valon Murtezaj, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo

Friday, October 14, 2016
Location:  Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum, University of Iowa campus, Iowa City, Iowa

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks from Downing Thomas, Provost Butler
9:15 a.m. - Opening remarks Nathan Miller
9:30 a.m. - Panel I:  Self-Determination, Secession, and International Law 
11:00 a.m. - Panel II:  Religious Nationalism and Self-Determination:  Israel and Palestine
1:00 p.m. - Panel III:  What Happens After?  South Sudan and the Fragility of National Identity
2:30 p.m. - Human Rights as a Measure of the Legitimacy of Self-Determination:  Contrasting Kosovo with the Ukraine and the Caucasus
3:45 p.m. - Sharing Stories:  What Self-Determination Means on a Human Level     
4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Saturday, October 15
Location: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center (JMPEC); Des Moines, Iowa

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion and Reflection:  The Role of Iowa in Kosovo’s Path to Independence
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Reception
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. - WorldCanvass: Nationhood Redefined (more information can be found here)
                               Segment 1 - Nationhood, Statehood, Sovereignty, and Identity in a Changing World
                               Segment 2 - Kosovo and the Iowa Connection
                               Segment 3 - The Evolving Definition of Self-Determination