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.


206 Pieces

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On this WorldCanvass, concerns about the present and future danger of the 2019 novel coronavirus are addressed by an expert panel.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 32:19
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We consider the future of museums on this WorldCanvass. What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:55
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We consider the future of museums on this WorldCanvass. What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 24:36
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We consider the future of museums on this WorldCanvass. What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 25:42
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Renowned opera star Simon Estes, recipient of the University of Iowa's 2019 International Impact Award, reflects on his life in music and his journ...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:16:37
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This is an intriguing conversation about research breakthroughs and the many unexpected but essential discoveries that flow from them.

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 26:21
  • Purchases: 1
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This is an intriguing conversation about research breakthroughs and the many unexpected but essential discoveries that flow from them.

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 22:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This is an intriguing conversation about research breakthroughs and the many unexpected but essential discoveries that flow from them.

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 25:02
  • Purchases: 1
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While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparabl...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 31:19
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While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparabl...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 26:51
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“Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation” examines education in a global context, both as a reflection of soc...

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 31:17
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“Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation” examines education in a global context, both as a reflection of soc...

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 26:47
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“Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation” examines education in a global context, both as a reflection of soc...

  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 25:17
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WorldCanvass guests address questions about the power and indispensability of strong, imaginative, and critical reading in today’s complex world. ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 25:45
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WorldCanvass guests address questions about the power and indispensability of strong, imaginative, and critical reading in today’s complex world. S...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:27
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WorldCanvass guests address questions about the power and indispensability of strong, imaginative, and critical reading in today’s complex world. ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 51:57
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It’s news to very few of us that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer only in the realm of science fiction—it’s all around us. But what is it...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 26:32
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It’s news to very few of us that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer only in the realm of science fiction—it’s all around us. But what is it...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 26:15
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It’s news to very few of us that artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer only in the realm of science fiction—it’s all around us. But what is it...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 26:08
Caption: David Rogers
The twentieth century has been called the American Century, a time when American ingenuity, economic growth, military power, and vibrant cultural e...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 28:53