WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

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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

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A three-part series on the worldwide use of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for the treatment of a range of psychological disorders including dep...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 01:06:53
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A thoughtful examination of the relationship between the body and the complex set of emotions, perceptions, and insights we call identity.

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  • Added: May 27, 2013
  • Length: 01:53:28
  • Purchases: 1
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A discussion of the international refugee picture and the refugee experience in the American Midwest, including personal stories of life as a refug...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 01:54:25
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Uncovering and interpreting age-old documents and written records--what do they tell us about the people who produced them?

  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:53:22
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An exploration of the many ways in which genetics and new technologies are changing the world we live in and challenging long-held assumptions.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:58:37
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Historical perspective on the Civil War and its effect on average Americans.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:51:07
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2012
  • Length: 01:52:57
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 56:10
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:55:25
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:54:13
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Oct 03, 2012
  • Length: 01:55:41
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:05
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 01:52:21
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: May 03, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:40
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:52:56
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:56:29
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:52:09
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:57:35
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:50:42
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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 59:02