University of Iowa

Tagged with "political science"

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10/16/2016

November 17 WorldCanvass features International Impact Award and internationalization in higher ed

Howard Kerr , a native Iowan, 1960 graduate of the UI, and former naval commander and advisor to U.S. presidents, has been named the 2016 recipient of the International Impact Award. UI Provost Barry Butler and Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Downing Thomas will present the award to Kerr at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, as part of the television/radio/internet program WorldCanvass. Also appearing on WorldCanvass to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by increasing internationalization in higher education will be Ellen Hazelkorn, policy advisor to the Higher Education Authority, Ireland, and Barbara McFadden Allen, executive director of the Big 10 Academic Alliance. The program takes place in the Recital Hall of the Voxman Music Building from 7:30-9:00 p.m. No tickets are required and the public is invited to enjoy a pre-show reception from 6:30-7:30.
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3/6/2015

UI graduate begins Peace Corps service in Jamaica

Alec Bramel, 22, of Holy Cross, Iowa, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Jamaica March 9 to begin training as an agriculture extension volunteer. Bramel will make a difference working with his community to identify resources and agriculture projects that can be developed and implemented to generate income. He will also facilitate training in farm management and work with schools to enhance and expand environmental education.
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11/3/2014

Student Profile: Jeffrey Ding campaigns from Iowa City to Hong Kong

Jeffrey Ding, a political science, economics, and Chinese major in his third year at the University of Iowa, had an exciting summer. An Iowa City native, Ding accepted an internship in Hong Kong through the Tippie Global Internships Program. While there, Ding worked closely with Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, through which he was able to observe the intense political situation in the city as well as write articles, news stories, and policy proposals.
2/19/2014

Experiencing a century's work of film in a few days' time

The upcoming Oscars are a reminder that whether you call them movies, films or cinema, motion pictures have always been a mix of industry and art. This week, Iowa Citians have a unique opportunity to see a documentary whose focus is a recent test-case of conditions affecting free speech in contemporary China.
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10/14/2013

The Rise of Public Opinion in China conference will be held at UI Oct. 18-19

“The Rise of Public Opinion in China,” an upcoming international conference at the UI, will bring together leading scholars and distinguished guest speakers Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, 2013, on the University of Iowa campus.
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5/29/2013

Ambassador comes home

Ron McMullen, a UI alumnus and Iowa native, spent more than 30 years as a diplomat and ambassador, dodging bullets and negotiating delicate deals. He has lived, worked, or traveled in 91 countries, and his experiences are as diverse as the countries where he’s lived. He's met kings and presidents, but has also worked with poor indigenous communities, interviewed thousands of visa applicants, and worked with colleagues in embassies around the world.
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4/23/2013

Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing World is topic of April 29 lecture

The Turkish Student Association (TSA) at the University of Iowa presents the Honorable Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey to Chicago, for a talk Monday, April 29, 2013, at 5:45 p.m. in the Illinois Room of the IMU. Yildiz will be speaking about Turkish foreign policy in a changing world. The event is free and open to the public.