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Audio podcast of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council meetings from the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service.

Latest Episodes

ICFRC: Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border

Yolanda Rivera received her BA in Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania before pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas in El Paso. Yolanda worked as a 5th/6th grade teacher at the American Institute of Monterrey in Monterrey, Texas before moving back to the United States with her family and pursuing a J.D. from the University of Iowa, specializing in immigration law. Yolanda volunteers at the Iowa City Compassion Legal Clinic, and in August 2018 she volunteered with the organization Lawyers for Good Government/Raices at the Karnes Detention Center, providing legal advice to families who had recently been reunified. In March 2019, she returned to Texas to volunteer with the ProBar organization, where she conduced intake interviews for unaccompanied minors held in detention centers in the Harlingen Area.Yolanda was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is married to a Mexican citizen. While living in Mexico with her husband and crossing the border daily to study at the University of Texas, Yolanda acquired a unique perspective on US/Mexico border interactions. With the growing relevance of immigration reform and border security policies, Yolanda Rivera's discussion hits on asylum and immigration with a unique perspective from the border.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

61 MIN2 w ago
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ICFRC: Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border

ICFRC: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education

Will Coghill-Berhrends is Co-Director of the Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education with a particular focus on Global Community Education Initiatives, a new effort to internationalize in the College of Education. He was a classroom teacher of German in Iowa City, and in Wuppertal, Germany, prior to the College of Education at Iowa. He has presented on teacher education and professional development internationally and nationally. He is the co-author of three books with Rebecca Anthony on professional development and career advancement in both K12 and higher education. Dr. Coghill-Behrends will describe new programs and initiatives in the College of Education focused on enhancing the skillset of future educators (broadly conceived) to promote global citizenship and intercultural competencies in their future classrooms and workplaces. This particular presentation will focus on the most recent visit to the country formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, eSwatini.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

56 MIN3 w ago
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ICFRC: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education

ICFRC: Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture

Chad Hart is an extension economist and associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. Chad is a native of southwest Missouri, growing up on a rural homestead near Stark City, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa State University. His work has concentrated on crop marketing, crop insurance, international trade agreements, and bioenergy policy. Chad is also a partner in FarmRisk, an Iowa firm that develops revenue insurance products for agriculture. Over the course of the past couple of years, there has been a lot of conversation about international trade and the benefits/costs from it. From the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the volley of tariff announcements between the U.S. and China, international trade policy is in a state of flux. That uncertainty has direct and indirect impacts for the Iowa economy, as Iowa's (and the U.S.) agriculture sector has developed to meet international needs. In this discussion, we explore the current set of trade agreements, disputes, and organizations; examine how Iowa agriculture fits in the global economic system; and outline the benefits and costs from international trade. For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

59 MINSEP 18
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ICFRC: Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture

ICFRC: Challenges of International Wither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?

Amy Erica Smith is an associate professor of political science and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor at Iowa State University. Her research examines politics at the citizen level. She investigates how people around the world understand, interact with, and shaper their democratic and authoritarian regimes - and how civic and religious groups and ideas mobilize them. Regionally, her primary expertise is in Latin America, and particularly Brazil. Over the past few years, she has also been engaged in two projects studying the intersection of gender and academia.Smith's books include Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God and her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of peer-reviewed outlets. She is on the editorial board of Politics and Religion and an Associate Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion and Politics. She is also a proud member of the Latin American Public Opinion Project family. In September 2016, she received the Award for Early Achievement in Research from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State.In the 2019-2020 academic year, Smith is a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Journalism, Religion, and International Affairs as well as a Wilson Center Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

48 MINSEP 11
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ICFRC: Challenges of International Wither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?

ICFRC: Challenges of International Experience and Entrepreneurship

Pol Herrmann is the Bob and Kay Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University (ISU). Pol has a Civil Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic National School in Quito, Ecuador; a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Southern Management University in Dallas, Texas; and a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management and International Business from the University of Kansas. In 20 years at ISU, he has mainly taught International Management and Strategic Management of Innovation. His research focuses on strategic leadership and innovation.International entrepreneurs face substantial challenges due to the physical and psychic distance they face in global markets, in which they confront dynamic environments, intense competition, and different local systems. Besides leadership and passion, foreign entrepreneurs need to articulate a rationale for internationalization, compete with large firms, create complex supply chains, and manage global organizations. Pol Hermann's international experience illustrates a path from working in Ecuador to teaching in the U.S.A. In his research, he has studied the characteristics of top managers and entrepreneurs that lead to firms' internationalization, strategic flexibility, strategic change, and innovation.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

58 MINSEP 4
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ICFRC: Challenges of International Experience and Entrepreneurship

ICFRC: Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas

Christopher Rossi is Director of Humanities Iowa and is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Iowa College of Law. Chris has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and law degrees from the University of London and the University of Iowa.Chris worked on deterrence issues for the Arms Control Association, a division of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and on verification issues at the UN International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. He served on the White House National Security Council as Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. He has written extensively on the law of war, legal history, international courts and criminal tribunals, polar affairs and the law of the sea. His latest book is 'Sovereignty and Territorial Temptation' (Cambridge University Press, 2017.) His chapbook on the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was distributed to 20,000 5th grade students of Iowa history. His current research interes...

51 MINAUG 28
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ICFRC: Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas

ICFRC: Africa's Future Opportunities

Cameroon: Ernest Lefu Atem is an award-winning agri-tech entrepreneur born into a family of growers who co-founded an agro-hub to assist farmer access to the marketplace. He has worked in over 300 communities and made an impact with over 61,000 farmers across West and Central Africa. Ernest champions the construction of 40t per day Cassava industry, which he hopes will reach an additional 5,000 farmers in Cameroon. Atem is a 2018 Obama Leader, a 2017 AfDB Youth Agripreneur finalist, the winner of the 2016 Nestle Creating Shared Value Price Award, and a UN Special Accredited Member for Youth Migration. Ghana: Valeria Adzo Adzatia holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and has over three years of experience in the agriculture sector, specifically in agro-processing. Valeria is the founder and CEO of Gifted Hands Agro Processing, which focuses on production, processing, and packaging of cassava and cereal products. Valeria is comm...

65 MINJUL 23
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ICFRC: Africa's Future Opportunities

ICFRC: Disinformation in Social Media

Alberto Puliafito is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of "Slow News". Alberto is an Italian journalist, director, producer, entrepreneur, publisher, and media analyst. He is also an editor of Wolf, a B2B Italian magazine about communication, journalism and media. He is working on a new business model for digital journalism by promoting an Italian journalistic project or slow journalism. Giovanni Zagni is the Editor-in-Chief for "Pagella Politica" and Italian fact-checking website. Pagella Politica is an Italian project entirely devoted to political fact-checking. The objective of the website is to monitor statements made by Italian politicians and verify their truthfulness according to reliable data and sources. Italian fact-checking platform Pagella Politica.it. worked in tandem with Facebook to find and debunk political fake news on its Italian platform.Disinformation was a hot topic in European and U.S. media and policy circles in the run-up to Italy's January - March 2018 elec...

54 MINJUL 9
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ICFRC: Disinformation in Social Media

ICFRC: University of Iowa Students' Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India

Dr. Caplan participates in intramural dental practice and studies outcomes related to endodontic treatment; decision-making in endodontics; relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests. He has put together numerous global research programs for University of Iowa dental students and global health students including the Pondicherry International Student Observership Program that Kayla and Monika will be discussing with him. Kayla grew up in Grimes, Iowa and is a second year student at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She is very passionate about community outreach, working with underprivileged populations, and traveling the world! Kayla is excited to share her experiences from India with you all and hope to paint a vivid picture for you that will be informative, educational, and eye-opening. Monika is a student of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy. She has been in health case competitions and global projects foc...

51 MINMAY 9
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ICFRC: University of Iowa Students' Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India

ICFRC: UI Undergraduate Students Speak on Topics about Human Rights

Over the past weeks Sudan has faced a governmental crisis. Ex-President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to prison and a transitional military council has taken reigns of the country. Sara Hassan plans to cover the current uprisings that are taking place in her country, Sudan. She will provide a brief historical context on the Sudanese governmental regime, giving a sense of what the anger on the streets of Sudan is stemming from. Caitlin Chenus is a senior at the University of Iowa and a Rex Honey Intern at the University site of Iowa Center for Human Rights. She pursued a research project in France this past summer with support from International Programs and the Stanley family. She will be graduating in May of 2019 and going on to attend law school. She plans to study international and comparative law with a focus on immigration.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

45 MINAPR 18
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ICFRC: UI Undergraduate Students Speak on Topics about Human Rights

Latest Episodes

ICFRC: Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border

Yolanda Rivera received her BA in Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania before pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas in El Paso. Yolanda worked as a 5th/6th grade teacher at the American Institute of Monterrey in Monterrey, Texas before moving back to the United States with her family and pursuing a J.D. from the University of Iowa, specializing in immigration law. Yolanda volunteers at the Iowa City Compassion Legal Clinic, and in August 2018 she volunteered with the organization Lawyers for Good Government/Raices at the Karnes Detention Center, providing legal advice to families who had recently been reunified. In March 2019, she returned to Texas to volunteer with the ProBar organization, where she conduced intake interviews for unaccompanied minors held in detention centers in the Harlingen Area.Yolanda was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is married to a Mexican citizen. While living in Mexico with her husband and crossing the border daily to study at the University of Texas, Yolanda acquired a unique perspective on US/Mexico border interactions. With the growing relevance of immigration reform and border security policies, Yolanda Rivera's discussion hits on asylum and immigration with a unique perspective from the border.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

61 MIN2 w ago
Comments
ICFRC: Immigration and Asylum: A View from the Border

ICFRC: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education

Will Coghill-Berhrends is Co-Director of the Baker Teacher Leader Center in the UI College of Education with a particular focus on Global Community Education Initiatives, a new effort to internationalize in the College of Education. He was a classroom teacher of German in Iowa City, and in Wuppertal, Germany, prior to the College of Education at Iowa. He has presented on teacher education and professional development internationally and nationally. He is the co-author of three books with Rebecca Anthony on professional development and career advancement in both K12 and higher education. Dr. Coghill-Behrends will describe new programs and initiatives in the College of Education focused on enhancing the skillset of future educators (broadly conceived) to promote global citizenship and intercultural competencies in their future classrooms and workplaces. This particular presentation will focus on the most recent visit to the country formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland, eSwatini.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

56 MIN3 w ago
Comments
ICFRC: Global Education Programs in Teacher Education

ICFRC: Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture

Chad Hart is an extension economist and associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. Chad is a native of southwest Missouri, growing up on a rural homestead near Stark City, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa State University. His work has concentrated on crop marketing, crop insurance, international trade agreements, and bioenergy policy. Chad is also a partner in FarmRisk, an Iowa firm that develops revenue insurance products for agriculture. Over the course of the past couple of years, there has been a lot of conversation about international trade and the benefits/costs from it. From the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the volley of tariff announcements between the U.S. and China, international trade policy is in a state of flux. That uncertainty has direct and indirect impacts for the Iowa economy, as Iowa's (and the U.S.) agriculture sector has developed to meet international needs. In this discussion, we explore the current set of trade agreements, disputes, and organizations; examine how Iowa agriculture fits in the global economic system; and outline the benefits and costs from international trade. For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

59 MINSEP 18
Comments
ICFRC: Floods, Tariffs, Deals: An Update for Global Agriculture

ICFRC: Challenges of International Wither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?

Amy Erica Smith is an associate professor of political science and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor at Iowa State University. Her research examines politics at the citizen level. She investigates how people around the world understand, interact with, and shaper their democratic and authoritarian regimes - and how civic and religious groups and ideas mobilize them. Regionally, her primary expertise is in Latin America, and particularly Brazil. Over the past few years, she has also been engaged in two projects studying the intersection of gender and academia.Smith's books include Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God and her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of peer-reviewed outlets. She is on the editorial board of Politics and Religion and an Associate Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion and Politics. She is also a proud member of the Latin American Public Opinion Project family. In September 2016, she received the Award for Early Achievement in Research from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State.In the 2019-2020 academic year, Smith is a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Journalism, Religion, and International Affairs as well as a Wilson Center Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

48 MINSEP 11
Comments
ICFRC: Challenges of International Wither Democracy in Brazil and Venezuela?

ICFRC: Challenges of International Experience and Entrepreneurship

Pol Herrmann is the Bob and Kay Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management at the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University (ISU). Pol has a Civil Engineering Degree from the Polytechnic National School in Quito, Ecuador; a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Southern Management University in Dallas, Texas; and a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management and International Business from the University of Kansas. In 20 years at ISU, he has mainly taught International Management and Strategic Management of Innovation. His research focuses on strategic leadership and innovation.International entrepreneurs face substantial challenges due to the physical and psychic distance they face in global markets, in which they confront dynamic environments, intense competition, and different local systems. Besides leadership and passion, foreign entrepreneurs need to articulate a rationale for internationalization, compete with large firms, create complex supply chains, and manage global organizations. Pol Hermann's international experience illustrates a path from working in Ecuador to teaching in the U.S.A. In his research, he has studied the characteristics of top managers and entrepreneurs that lead to firms' internationalization, strategic flexibility, strategic change, and innovation.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

58 MINSEP 4
Comments
ICFRC: Challenges of International Experience and Entrepreneurship

ICFRC: Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas

Christopher Rossi is Director of Humanities Iowa and is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Iowa College of Law. Chris has a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and law degrees from the University of London and the University of Iowa.Chris worked on deterrence issues for the Arms Control Association, a division of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and on verification issues at the UN International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. He served on the White House National Security Council as Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. He has written extensively on the law of war, legal history, international courts and criminal tribunals, polar affairs and the law of the sea. His latest book is 'Sovereignty and Territorial Temptation' (Cambridge University Press, 2017.) His chapbook on the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was distributed to 20,000 5th grade students of Iowa history. His current research interes...

51 MINAUG 28
Comments
ICFRC: Neoliberalism, Chicago Boys, and the Americas

ICFRC: Africa's Future Opportunities

Cameroon: Ernest Lefu Atem is an award-winning agri-tech entrepreneur born into a family of growers who co-founded an agro-hub to assist farmer access to the marketplace. He has worked in over 300 communities and made an impact with over 61,000 farmers across West and Central Africa. Ernest champions the construction of 40t per day Cassava industry, which he hopes will reach an additional 5,000 farmers in Cameroon. Atem is a 2018 Obama Leader, a 2017 AfDB Youth Agripreneur finalist, the winner of the 2016 Nestle Creating Shared Value Price Award, and a UN Special Accredited Member for Youth Migration. Ghana: Valeria Adzo Adzatia holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and has over three years of experience in the agriculture sector, specifically in agro-processing. Valeria is the founder and CEO of Gifted Hands Agro Processing, which focuses on production, processing, and packaging of cassava and cereal products. Valeria is comm...

65 MINJUL 23
Comments
ICFRC: Africa's Future Opportunities

ICFRC: Disinformation in Social Media

Alberto Puliafito is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of "Slow News". Alberto is an Italian journalist, director, producer, entrepreneur, publisher, and media analyst. He is also an editor of Wolf, a B2B Italian magazine about communication, journalism and media. He is working on a new business model for digital journalism by promoting an Italian journalistic project or slow journalism. Giovanni Zagni is the Editor-in-Chief for "Pagella Politica" and Italian fact-checking website. Pagella Politica is an Italian project entirely devoted to political fact-checking. The objective of the website is to monitor statements made by Italian politicians and verify their truthfulness according to reliable data and sources. Italian fact-checking platform Pagella Politica.it. worked in tandem with Facebook to find and debunk political fake news on its Italian platform.Disinformation was a hot topic in European and U.S. media and policy circles in the run-up to Italy's January - March 2018 elec...

54 MINJUL 9
Comments
ICFRC: Disinformation in Social Media

ICFRC: University of Iowa Students' Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India

Dr. Caplan participates in intramural dental practice and studies outcomes related to endodontic treatment; decision-making in endodontics; relationships between oral and systemic diseases; and evaluation of diagnostic tests. He has put together numerous global research programs for University of Iowa dental students and global health students including the Pondicherry International Student Observership Program that Kayla and Monika will be discussing with him. Kayla grew up in Grimes, Iowa and is a second year student at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She is very passionate about community outreach, working with underprivileged populations, and traveling the world! Kayla is excited to share her experiences from India with you all and hope to paint a vivid picture for you that will be informative, educational, and eye-opening. Monika is a student of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy. She has been in health case competitions and global projects foc...

51 MINMAY 9
Comments
ICFRC: University of Iowa Students' Experience with the International Student Observership Program in India

ICFRC: UI Undergraduate Students Speak on Topics about Human Rights

Over the past weeks Sudan has faced a governmental crisis. Ex-President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to prison and a transitional military council has taken reigns of the country. Sara Hassan plans to cover the current uprisings that are taking place in her country, Sudan. She will provide a brief historical context on the Sudanese governmental regime, giving a sense of what the anger on the streets of Sudan is stemming from. Caitlin Chenus is a senior at the University of Iowa and a Rex Honey Intern at the University site of Iowa Center for Human Rights. She pursued a research project in France this past summer with support from International Programs and the Stanley family. She will be graduating in May of 2019 and going on to attend law school. She plans to study international and comparative law with a focus on immigration.For more information on the Foreign Relations Council visit their website at www.icfrc.org.

45 MINAPR 18
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ICFRC: UI Undergraduate Students Speak on Topics about Human Rights