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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

News and Announcements

IS Student Lauren Salloum awarded ICRU Fellowship to work with Dr. Žmolek

Lauren Salloum, a fourth year student in International Studies, has been awarded a $2,500 Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) fellowship for Summer 2021 to work with Dr. Michael Žmolek in commencing work on an edited collection of primary source documents on the history of capitalism.

IS Senior Lexy Winecke Presents Her Honors Thesis at ESURF

Congratulations to IS senior Lexy Winecke on presenting her research at ESURF. Lexy worked with Dr. Kathleen Newman (Spanish & Portuguese) on her honors thesis "Feminist Activism and the Legalization of Abortion in Argentina."

International Studies Student Holly Harris Chosen as Emerging Leader by Global Ties U.S.

International Studies student Holly Harris was chosen to be an Emerging Leader by Global Ties U.S. which is a a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. This incredible honor allowed Holly to learn and discuss problems affecting the international field during a national meeting with other organizations, U.S. government agencies, and leaders in the international exchange field. Holly was able to apply for this position as a Program Coordinator at CIVIC.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Toxicology and Environmental Crime:  Transcending Borders and Answering “So what?”  promotional image

Toxicology and Environmental Crime: Transcending Borders and Answering “So what?”

Monday, September 20, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
As part of our annual Global Public Health Week, the College of Public Health will be hosting featured speaker Kristen Keteles, PhD, of the EPA National Enforcement Investigations Center. This virtual seminar will take place on Monday, September 20 from 12:30-1:30pm CST and all interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Advanced registration is required: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fJr-NUFpRciOHgxGp9PO5A Dr. Kristen Keteles is a toxicologist at EPA’s National…
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Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Monday, September 20, 2021 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer 2022. The Gilman Scholarship aims to support those who have been underrepresented in study abroad as well as encourage students to choose nontraditional study locations. Scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizen undergraduates who receive the Federal Pell Grant and are pursuing academic, credit-bearing,…
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Iowa in the World Community: The Right to Housing

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
The fall 2021 series Iowa in the World Community seeks to expand the campus and broader public understanding about international human rights standards related to pressing challenges we face in the United States, the State of Iowa, at the university, and/or within our local community. The international human rights system recognizes adequate housing as a fundamental human right. This panel will examine the fulfillment of this right in our state and explore barriers to housing access and…
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From Bench Scientist to U.S. Policymaker*: the Vital Role of Science and Technology in Transforming U.S. and Global Health Security Capabilities (*You Can Do It Too)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Advanced registration for this event is required. Register to attend at https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kzO_YLUWTI6ENMTfwUdqXQ Andrew M. Hebbeler is a former life scientist with foreign affairs, national security, global health, and science and technology (S&T) policy experience. Currently, he is Assistant Director for Health and Life Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Most recently, he was Senior Director and Lead Scientist for Global Biological…

Helping, Health & Public Service Industry Career Fair

Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Helping, Health & Public Service Industry Career Fair Thursday, September 23, 2021  -  12:00 - 4:00 PM  -  Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union This fair will focus on recruiting students typically majoring in social work, psychology, nonprofit certificate, political science, history, sociology, public policy & ethics, health & wellness - ALL MAJORS welcome!
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