WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

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Image by: David Rogers 

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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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: 28:15
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Host Joan Kjaer and her guests explore the age of the Anthropocene through the lens of energy, investigating the global environmental transformatio...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2015
  • Length: 24:12
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Host Joan Kjaer and her guests explore the age of the Anthropocene through the lens of energy, investigating the global environmental transformatio...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2015
  • Length: 27:53
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Host Joan Kjaer and her guests explore the age of the Anthropocene through the lens of energy, investigating the global environmental transformatio...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2015
  • Length: 25:25
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WorldCanvass explores the complicated and controversial issues surrounding the legality and use of tobacco and marijuana with a special focus on th...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 26:31
  • Purchases: 1
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WorldCanvass explores the complicated and controversial issues surrounding the legality and use of tobacco and marijuana with a special focus on th...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 25:54
  • Purchases: 1
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WorldCanvass explores the complicated and controversial issues surrounding the legality and use of tobacco and marijuana with a special focus on th...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 26:29
  • Purchases: 1
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The University of Iowa’s “Food for Thought” project—its first ever theme semester—offers a platform for engagement on campus and throughout the sta...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 27:35
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The University of Iowa’s “Food for Thought” project—its first ever theme semester—offers a platform for engagement on campus and throughout the sta...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 27:06
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The University of Iowa's “Food for Thought” project—its first ever theme semester—offers a platform for engagement on campus and throughout the sta...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 23:07
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Understanding gender and identity--what do we mean by these terms and how do they affect the ways in which we see ourselves and others

  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 24:27
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Understanding gender and identity--what do we mean by these terms and how do they affect the ways in which we see ourselves and others?

  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 23:17
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Understanding gender and identity--what do we mean by these terms and how do they affect the ways in which we see ourselves and others?

  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 23:20
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The focus of this WorldCanvass is the tenacious cycle of poverty, hunger, and disease which afflicts so many parts of our globe—and some of the cre...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 23:26
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The focus of this WorldCanvass is the tenacious cycle of poverty, hunger, and disease which afflicts so many parts of our globe—and some of the cre...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:43
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The focus of this WorldCanvass is the tenacious cycle of poverty, hunger, and disease which afflicts so many parts of our globe—and some of the cre...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 24:44
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 29:02
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 26:28
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 24:36
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Members of Morocc'n Roll band Hoba Hoba Spirit join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to talk about their music and their month-long performance tour th...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 34:29