The University of Iowa

Caucasus region explored at WorldCanvass Studio and UI conference Oct. 27-28

October 17th, 2011

The ethnically, linguistically and resource-rich region known as the Caucasus is the focus of an upcoming WorldCanvass Studio program and UI conference Oct. 27-28. All events are free and open to the public.

The conference, titled “The Caucasus as a Crossroads: Dagestan, Russia and Regional Security,” will include panel discussions, film screenings, poetry readings, and a keynote address Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. in 2520D, University Capitol Centre, from Kazbek Sultanov, professor and department head in the Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

WorldCanvass Studio host Joan Kjaer will join in conversation with organizers of the conference Oct. 27 from 5-6 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. The program will be recorded by UITV for later distribution over Iowa cable television, Iowa Public Radio, and through an iTunes podcast.

These events are sponsored by International Programs, UI Pentacrest Museums, UITV, Information Technology Services, KRUI, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and its Perry A. and Helen Judy Bond Fund, the Department of Political Science in CLAS, and the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

For more information, contact Joan Kjaer at or 319-335-2026.