Iowa City Foreign Relations Council

The Invisibility of Popular Indian Cinema in America

Corey Creekmur

Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor, UI Cinema and Comparative Literature discusses the lack of knowledge of Indian cinema for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council. He discuss several examples from the very familiar Slumdog Millionaire (not really an Indian film) to multilingual, popular fare distributed worldwide.

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Capacity Strengthening for Health Care Communications in Bangladesh

Rebecca Arnold

Having remedies for afflictions is of little good if people do not know about their availability and have some appreciation of how they may be helped. Rebecca Arnold, Senior Program Officer, Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs, spoke to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council about how communications issues are being addressed in Bangladesh.

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Chinese Political Culture and Authoritarian Regime Resilency

August 23, 2016

Professor Wentang Tang, Chair, Political Science Department, the University of Iowa, relates to members of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council his polling research to the continuation of authoritarian rule in China.

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Putting the Childhood Back into the Child: The Rights and Realities of Children in India

Iowa City Foreign Relations Council

Rochelle Potkar, fiction writer and poet, who is engaged in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, discusses the plight millions of children across India.

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Cuba and the United States: A History of Strained Relations

Iowa City Foreign Relations Council

Dr. Mariola Espinosa, Associate Professor of History, The University of Iowa, opens a window on Cuban health care as a way of understanding tensions of longstanding between Cuba and the US.

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