Current Issues and Politics

Fake News: Interactive Instruction

Please join us for an interactive instruction aimed at educating our community about fake news. This informational discussion will be led by Jean Donham, PhD and Iulian Vamanu, PhD, Library and...

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Lit Talks: Let the People Pick the President with Jesse Wegman

Recorded May 12, 2020

Join us online for an evening with New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman. In "Let The People Pick The President: the case for abolishing the...

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ICE Raids and Community Well Being | Obermann Conversations

Researchers and nonprofit workers discuss the effects of ICE raids on the health and well-being of communities.

Obermann Conversation series is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library...

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#StillWithHer - Embedded in the Hillary Clinton Campaign | Barbara Kinney

Barbara Kinney, award-winning photojournalist and former White House photographer during the Clinton presidency became Hillary Clinton's campaign photographer during her 2016 presidential...

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Raising Anti-Racist White Kids: A Conversation for All of Us

Difficult conundrums exist when it comes to raising white children in a society that is one of the most racially diverse in the world, while also being full of racial inequity and injustice....

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Panel Discussion: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Border and the State of Asylum Policy

Recorded by April 3, 2019

The UI Center for Human Rights and the Iowa City Catholic Worker House will host a panel discussion on recent events at the U.S. Mexico border and its implications...

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Disability Broadly Considered - Life of Tti ka me ge a

Recorded by April 2, 2019

Sarah Young Bear-Brown, whose Meskwaki name Tti ka mi ge a translates to “woman who stands along the edge of the river,” will discuss her life as a profoundly deaf...

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Local Disabilities Initiatives

Recorded March 27, 2019

In this Obermann Conversation, we’ll hear from activists representing various organizations about current projects that support, amplify, and advocate for people...

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Experiments in Career Diversity in the Humanities: A Working Symposium

Recorded by March 8, 2019

Across the country, leaders of PhD programs in the humanities face a conundrum. How can a department honor the subjects, methods, and practices of their...

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LIT Talks - Pete Buttigieg

Recorded March 4, 2019

The Iowa City Book Festival, in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library, will host a series of occasional events designed to bring the authors of books about...

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