WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

Series image
Image by: Benjamin Partridge 

Intriguing, internationally focused conversations on issues with global impact featuring renowned scholars and thought leaders.

WorldCanvass explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.

WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer leads discussions of culture, history, literature, language, politics, and art in an effort to illustrate and illuminate the complexities that make us distinct from one another while celebrating our common humanity.

Each WorldCanvass program embraces a different theme and is taped before a live audience at MERGE in Iowa City, Iowa.

WorldCanvass is produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa. Programs are recorded by Kyle Marxen.


223 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes. This month's program is about human rights.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 02:03:38
Piece image
The most popular exhibit and biggest money-maker at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was the "Philippine Reservation." 1,000 Filipinos lived in thi...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 17:32
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
200,000 children are born each year with the deformity of clubfoot. Dr. Ignacio Ponseti's non-surgical cure has treated thousands and allowed them...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 23:59
Piece image
Michael Ratner, winner of the 2009 Courage of Conviction Award, discusses human rights with UI Center for Human Rights founder Burns Weston.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:16
Piece image
The wildly diverse and compelling continent of Africa is our focus on this program from December 2009. Discussion centers on WiderNet and the eGra...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:37:56
Piece image
An exploration of the radical influence the tape recorder has exerted on the history, culture, artistic expression and personal interactions of the...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:56:58
Piece image
NEH Chairman Jim Leach discusses "civility in a fractured society" and the value of studying the humanities in order to understand an increasingly ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 44:59
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes. This month's program is about India.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:55:05
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes. This program's focus is Asia.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:32
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes. This program's focus is Latin America.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:59:32
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes. This program's focus is The Midle East.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 02:03:49
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:48:40
Piece image
Author Eliza Griswold reads from and discusses her book "The Tenth Parallel:Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam." Conver...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 54:47
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:07
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:59:13
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:53:20
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:59
Piece image
Conversations based on international themes. Read the full description.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 56:04
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:35:05
Piece image
Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:53