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BA in International Studies

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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.

Latest News

Ari Ariel

IS Professor Ari Ariel elected to the Board of Directors of the the Association for Jewish Studies

Dr. Ari Ariel, associate professor of Instruction in International Studies and History and the Associate Director of International Studies, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Jewish Studies, the largest Jewish Studies organization in the world. He started his three year term in December 2020.

IS:3012 Community-Engaged Learning = gain experience working with a Local/Global Nonprofit

IS:3012 - Community-Engaged Learning will be offered for the second time in Spring 2021. This experiential learning course provides the opportunity to gain experience working with a Local/Global Nonprofit. International Studies students recommend taking Community Engaged Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa

Upcoming Events

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Defending Democracy in the U.S.-The Role of Journalism and Social Media promotional image

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: Defending Democracy in the U.S.-The Role of Journalism and Social Media

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual

Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94839769875  All are welcome to attend. No need to register in advance.  This panel discussion will examine the current impact of misinformation and disinformation on democratic process in the U.S. context. Panelists will provide perspectives on the relationship between journalism and democratic governance, the media environment in the U.S. and its implications for "governing", digital citizenship, and efforts to establish ethical protocols to…

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Fulbright National Representative Virtual Campus Visit

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual

Fulbright National Representative Virtual Campus VisitWednesday, March 10: 3-4 p.m. via Zoom Pre-register at: https://apply.iie.org/register/3.10General Join us for a first-ever virtual workshop by Fulbright Program Officers from New York City who will present general information about the Fulbright Program’s history, eligibility, award types, award benefits and application components and tips. A special feature of this program will be the participation of Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors, recent…

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WorldCanvass: COVID Care for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual

An expert panel of physicians, researchers, and advocates for Iowa’s most vulnerable populations will address public health and the pandemic, the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations, and the challenge of vaccine hesitancy on the next WorldCanvass. The program, produced by UI International Programs and hosted by Joan Kjaer, begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 16. WorldCanvass is free and open to all. Please register here:  http://bit.ly/WCMar16Register To see more information about the…

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Criminal Legal System promotional image

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Criminal Legal System

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:00pm
UI Center for Human Rights

Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94839769875  All are welcome to attend. No need to register in advance. 

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Climate Crisis promotional image

Renewing a Human Rights Agenda: The Climate Crisis

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00pm
UI Center for Human Rights

Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94839769875  All are welcome to attend. No need to register in advance. 

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