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WorldCanvass Studio: A Conversation with NEH Chairman Jim Leach

From: Joan Kjaer
Series: WorldCanvass
Length: 44:59

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NEH Chairman Jim Leach discusses "civility in a fractured society" and the value of studying the humanities in order to understand an increasingly interconnected and complex world.

Worldcanvass_prx2_medium_small Former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach returned to the University of Iowa (and his former electoral district) in February 2010 as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities to speak on the topic "Civility in a Fractured Society" and to narrate the "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland with the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra.   He also engaged in conversation with WorldCanvass Studio host Joan Kjaer and members of the Iowa City audience, discussing the current state of national political discourse; the deep distrust, in some quarters, of government; the power of culture to break through borders; and the irresistible desire for freedom of expression.

WorldCanvass is produced one Friday a month, from 5-7 PM, in the beautiful Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building on the campus of the University of Iowa.  WorldCanvass is a production of International Prograrms at the UI in partnership with the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums , UITV and KRUI

WorldCanvass Studio is an occasional, intimate version of WorldCanvass.

 

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Former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach returned to the University of Iowa (and his former electoral district) in February 2010 as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities to speak on the topic "Civility in a Fractured Society" and to narrate the "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland with the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra.   He also engaged in conversation with WorldCanvass Studio host Joan Kjaer and members of the Iowa City audience, discussing the current state of national political discourse; the deep distrust, in some quarters, of government; the power of culture to break through borders; and the irresistible desire for freedom of expression.

WorldCanvass is produced one Friday a month, from 5-7 PM, in the beautiful Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Building on the campus of the University of Iowa.  WorldCanvass is a production of International Prograrms at the UI in partnership with the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums , UITV and KRUI

WorldCanvass Studio is an occasional, intimate version of WorldCanvass.

 

Related Website

http://international.uiowa.edu