WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

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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.


222 Pieces

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What does it mean to be a ‘research university?’ WorldCanvass guests answer that question from multiple perspectives on this program called “Resea...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 31:17
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On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 26:07
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On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. ...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 21:08
  • Purchases: 1
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On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. ...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 25:49
  • Purchases: 1
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 24:09
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 24:11
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 22:14
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 24:11
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International writers from the 2015 University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) residency join activists and members of the academic com...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:05:45
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Members of the scientific research community, political leaders, and entrepreneurs consider the topic of climate change and how it’s evolved in bot...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 26:10
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Members of the scientific research community, political leaders, and entrepreneurs consider the topic of climate change and how it’s evolved in bot...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 26:02
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Members of the scientific research community, political leaders, and entrepreneurs consider the topic of climate change and how it’s evolved in bot...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 26:12
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The four century saga of knight-errant Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza kicks off the new season of WorldCanvass. Host Joan Kjaer and Worl...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 23:53
  • Purchases: 1
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The four century saga of knight-errant Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza kicks off the new season of WorldCanvass. Host Joan Kjaer and World...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 26:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The four century saga of knight-errant Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza kicks off the new season of WorldCanvass. Host Joan Kjaer and World...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2015
  • Length: 23:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Film as an opening to unknown cultures, expanded worldviews, and deeply personal adventures. Host Joan Kjaer and her guests take a close look at th...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 27:19
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Film as an opening to unknown cultures, expanded worldviews, and deeply personal adventures. Host Joan Kjaer and her guests take a close look at th...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 23:41
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Film as an opening to unknown cultures, expanded worldviews, and deeply personal adventures. Host Joan Kjaer and her guests take a close look at th...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 26:18
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Internationally-renowned scholars on the Middle East and Arab world join host Joan Kjaer to explore "The Arab Spring in a Global Context."

  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 34:53
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Internationally-renowned scholars on the Middle East and Arab world join host Joan Kjaer to explore "The Arab Spring in a Global Context."

  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:55