Russ Ganim at cooperative agreement signing ceremony in Kosovo

WorldCanvass features USAID/University of Iowa cooperative agreement in Kosovo and UI Global Student Awards

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Joan Kjaer hosts this event to present the Global Student Awards and discuss the USAID-funded cooperative agreement to develop private sector partnerships that will strengthen higher education in Kosovo.
Linda Baker with husband Dale

Philanthropist Linda R. Baker to receive UI International Impact Award at Nov. 2 WorldCanvass

Thursday, August 24, 2023
As part of the University of Iowa’s annual celebration of International Education Week, International Programs will host a WorldCanvass program to present both the International Impact Award and the Global Student Awards for 2023.
Meitar Ensemble

WorldCanvass to host Israeli contemporary musicians as part of Provost's Global Forum, April 17

Thursday, March 9, 2023
The program will blend live musical performances and conversation with ensemble members about the pieces to be performed during the forum and, more generally, about the contemporary music scene in Israel.   
Stanley Museum of Art on sunny day

WorldCanvass to feature UI Stanley Museum of Art on February 2

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
We’ll go inside the minds of the director and curators to better understand their conceptualization of the collection within its new walls.
WorldCanvass Nov 7, 2022

WorldCanvass releases 100th podcast episode

Friday, December 9, 2022
For over a decade, Joan Kjaer, host of the International Programs show WorldCanvass, has brought scholars, experts, community members, and thought leaders together before a live audience to discuss questions and issues of the day from a wide range of perspectives.
person looking through book with pen in hand

WorldCanvass to explore translation and global literacy on December 8

Monday, November 28, 2022
Join us on December 8 to explore the storied history of translation at the UI, and how a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is helping to build translation and global literacy skills across Iowa.
Joan Kjaer

Joan Kjaer honored with staff award

Friday, October 14, 2022
Joan Kjaer, International Programs, was recently recognized with the University of Iowa Outstanding Staff Award.  The award recognizes UI staff members who have made significant contributions—above-and-beyond typical job responsibilities—that benefit the university.
Amdy and Susie Code

WorldCanvass to honor International Impact and Global Student awardees on Nov. 7

Monday, August 8, 2022
Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees yet to be named, will be honored on the November 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18).
WorldCanvass Corruption, Populism and Democracy

WorldCanvass to discuss corruption, anti-corruption campaigns, and more on March 31

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
In a timely discussion, expert guests will explore the challenges that corruption and populism pose to good governance and democracy.

In the news: Opinion: I teach about Anne Frank because she teaches us about ourselves

Sunday, February 27, 2022
For many, Anne Frank’s name conjures imagery of a young Jewish girl with long dark hair and twinkling eyes, a secret hiding space, and of course, a diary. 

In the news: Opinion: Why MeToo still matters in the global battle against sexual assault

Monday, January 31, 2022
To fully explore the variances, power dynamics and contexts of the “MeToo” movement against sexual assault, WorldCanvass will host a live discussion on Tuesday, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Teaching Anne Frank topic of February 28 WorldCanvass

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
WorldCanvass will kick off the 2022 University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum “Teaching Anne Frank” with an expert panel discussing Anne’s life before and during captivity, the experience of the Jewish community living in The Netherlands under Nazi occupation, the impact her private diary has had on subsequent generations, and her place in both public history and the struggle for human rights.