The University of Iowa

2022 Provost's Global Forum to examine the legacy of Anne Frank Feb. 28 - Mar. 2

January 5th, 2022

February 28 - March 2, 2022, the University of Iowa will host scholars, experts, and researchers from around the world as part of the 2022 Provost’s Global Forum, "Teaching Anne Frank."

With a goal to inspire discussions of global affairs and build relationships between the university and the state of Iowa, this Provost's Global Forum brings together a multi-disciplinary panel of experts from Iowa and across Europe to highlight the educational value and continuing relevance of Anne Frank's story. Presenters will discuss how Anne's life and legacy are taught in multiple disciplines, in K-12 education, and in museums and other media. 

Other components of this year's forum include a traveling exhibit titled Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank, an Iowa K-12 teacher workshop, made possible by the Baker Teacher Leader Center (University of Iowa College of Education), a WorldCanvass program, a film screening of In Line For Anne Frank, as well as the Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture, featuring Ronald Leopold, executive director of the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam.

Additionally, the forum will enhance year-long events leading up to the Anne Frank Sapling planting, which will take place in a public ceremony on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on April 29, 2022 (Arbor Day). Dr. Kirsten Kumpf Baele secured this tremendous honor for the University of Iowa through her work with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is the 13th Anne Frank Sapling to be planted in the U.S.

All events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of conference events and people involved in the forum, visit https://international.uiowa.edu/teaching-anne-frank.

Organized by UI International Programs, this forum is made possible through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, with additional sponsorship from Pentacrest Museums, Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Office of Community Engagement, and College of Education.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in these events, contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3862.

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