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.


190 Pieces

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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
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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: 26:25
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: 24:43
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WorldCanvass celebrates International Education Week with a program on Educational Cross-fertilization: the Iowa/India Connection. The program feat...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:26
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WorldCanvass celebrates International Education Week with a program on Educational Cross-fertilization: the Iowa/India Connection. The program feat...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
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WorldCanvass celebrates International Education Week with a program on Educational Cross-fertilization: the Iowa/India Connection. The program feat...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 19:00
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WorldCanvass begins its tenth season of internationally focused discussions with “The Politics and Impact of Immigration.” Arguments over reasonabl...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 35:21
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WorldCanvass begins its tenth season of internationally focused discussions with “The Politics and Impact of Immigration.” Arguments over reasonabl...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 25:33
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WorldCanvass begins its tenth season with "The Politics and Impact of Immigration.” Arguments over reasonable and desirable immigration legislation...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 41:31
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Leading experts in climate science and environmental research join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowa...

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  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 28:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Leading experts in climate science and environmental research join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowans...

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  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 27:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Leading experts in climate science and environmental research join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowans...

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  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 19:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet takes WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making. In a performance-filled program called T...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 23:22
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The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet takes WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making. In a performance-filled program called T...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 31:52
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Guests explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists open the virtual doors of archival cabinet...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 30:04
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Guests explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists open the virtual doors of archival cabinets...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 26:12
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Guests explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists open the virtual doors of archival cabinets...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 27:17