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WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

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 blends discussions of culture, history, literature, language, politics and art with live musical performances, all in an effort to illustrate and illuminate the complexities that make us distinct from one another while celebrating our common humanity.

Each monthly WorldCanvass program embraces a different theme and is taped before a live audience in the historic Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City, Iowa.

WorldCanvass is produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa. Production partners are the University of Iowa Pentacrest and Art Museums; UITV; and KRUI-FM.


143 Pieces

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Host Joan Kjaer interviews Howard Kerr, 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa International Impact Award, about his national and international c...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 25:03
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Host Joan Kjaer interviews Howard Kerr, 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa International Impact Award, about his national and international c...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 23:55
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Host Joan Kjaer interviews Howard Kerr, 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa International Impact Award, about his national and international c...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:05
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A discussion about the long history of artistic accomplishment and innovation at the University of Iowa, as well as the seminal importance to abstr...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 55:35
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What defines a nation, or a state? What’s the meaning of sovereignty, and how do communal or religious identity figure into demands for self-determ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 31:47
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What defines a nation, or a state? What’s the meaning of sovereignty, and how do communal or religious identity figure into demands for self-determ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 23:45
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What defines a nation, or a state? What’s the meaning of sovereignty, and how do communal or religious identity figure into demands for self-deter...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 24:45
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WorldCanvass guests join host Joan Kjaer to discuss the controversial method of energy production known as fracking and its impact on the environm...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 23:41
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WorldCanvass guests join host Joan Kjaer to discuss the controversial method of energy production known as fracking and its impact on the environme...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:20
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WorldCanvass guests join host Joan Kjaer to discuss the controversial method of energy production known as fracking and its impact on the environme...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 26:14
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WorldCanvass tackles informatics—also known as big data—on its final program of the 2015-2016 season. Guests from the diverse fields of computer sc...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 27:43
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WorldCanvass tackles informatics—also known as big data—on its final program of the 2015-2016 season. Guests from the diverse fields of computer sc...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 25:15
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WorldCanvass tackles informatics—also known as big data—on its final program of the 2015-2016 season. Guests from the diverse fields of computer sc...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 27:10
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We learn about the power of actively-engaged scholarship in this program about the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and its ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 24:39
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We learn about the power of actively-engaged scholarship in this program about the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and its ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 23:28
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We learn about the power of actively-engaged scholarship in this program about the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and its ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 21:33
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We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2016
  • Length: 27:24
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We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2016
  • Length: 25:37
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We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2016
  • Length: 24:09
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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: 34:47