The University of Iowa

WorldCanvass® Studio: A Conversation with Jim Leach

February 15th, 2010

International Programs presents a special edition of WorldCanvass, called WorldCanvass Studio, which will take place in the International Commons (Room 1117) at University Capitol Centre from noon-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17. WorldCanvass Studio is a new, mobile version of our monthly discussion and performance series WorldCanvass, held in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol.

The guest is former U.S. congressman from eastern Iowa Jim Leach. Mr. Leach was appointed by President Obama to head the federal agency, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and is currently on a national “civility tour.” His two-day visit to Iowa City is his only Iowa stop on this trip and we’re honored that he’ll be spending some of his limited time with us in International Programs.

Mr. Leach will be giving a public lecture on Tuesday evening (7:00 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of Old Capitol) titled “Civility in a Fractured Society” and he’ll be the special guest of the UI Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday evening (7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the IMU) to narrate their performance of “Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland.

Our WorldCanvass Studio event will begin with 20-30 minutes of conversation between Mr. Leach and WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer. Then the audience will be invited to ask questions.


Go to a follow-up article featuring the audio from this conversation with Jim Leach.