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International Studies Newsletter

The International Studies Program publishes a new newsletter every week during the fall and spring semesters. The newsletter provides upcoming events, opportunities to build skills, and post-graduation opportunities. Check out the most recent newsletter here.

News and Announcements

IS Major Claire Player honored with the Kristen K. Lippke Scholarship

International Studies Student Claire Player was awarded the Kristen K. Lippke Scholarship at the University of Iowa’s annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women on April 7, 2021. Claire was one of 13 students recognized with scholarships to honor their work and commitment to women’s issues, diversity, and social activism.

International Studies Advisory Board Member Yasmine Ramadan interviewed: "A Revolution against Realism: A Talk with Yasmine Ramadan"

First published in 2019, Yasmine Ramadan’s Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction explores how aesthetic landscapes were transformed by Egyptian writers of the 60s generation. Why did this literary generation cause a marked shift in the representation of rural, urban, and exilic spaces? In this interview, we talk about the journey to writing and publishing Space in Modern Egyptian Fiction?

Upcoming Events

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European Studies Group Lectures

Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30pm
The European Studies Group will present two presentations by Amsterdam-based cultural theorist, critic, and video artist Mieke Bal. Bal's areas of interest range from biblical and classical antiquity to 17th century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism, and migratory culture. Her many publications include A Mieke Bal Reader (2006), Traveling Concepts in the Humanities (2002), and Narratology (4th edition 2017). Bal will discuss her recent multidisciplinary work in two webinars…
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Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Native American Rights

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00pm
Join the event at:  All are welcome to attend. No need to register in advance.  Description: Join us for the final webinar in UICHR’s spring series, Renewing a Human Rights Agenda. This webinar will focus on the opportunities and challenges related to the human rights of Native Americans. Panelists will address the important topics of mental health, mascots, and land acknowledgments. Panelists Ann Laquer Estin is the Aliber Family Chair in Law at the…
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Exploring Careers in Global Health: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Join public health practitioners working around the world to learn more about working in a global context, the evolution of their careers, and lessons learned along the way.  Featuring: Maha Damaj, PhD, MPH | UNICEF Country Representative, Moldova Mary Harvey, MPH | Health Officer, USAID Africa Bureau Eric Sarriot, MD, PhD, Senior Manager, Health Systems and Immunization Strengthening, GAVI: The Vaccine Alliance Alfredo Vergara, PhD, MS | CDC Country Director, Mozambique global_careers…
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