Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Film & discussion to be announced.

Monday, 14 Sep 2015

Why We Should Care About the World & Want to Change It - Nicholas Kristof
8:00 PM – Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center - Doors open at 7:15 | Free admission | No tickets required Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, co-authored two bestselling books that inspired PBS documentaries: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. The documentaries are part of the Global Women and Girls Lead Initiative to promote women’s empowerment worldwide. In addition, Kristof and journalist Sheryl WuDunn work to support local programs for women and children around the globe through their Half the Sky Movement and other partner initiatives. Kristof graduated from Harvard University, studied law at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and later studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei. He has traveled extensively, beginning as a student backpacking around Africa and Asia, writing articles to cover his expenses. He has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 140 countries. His op-ed column for he New York Times appears twice a week. Part of the World Affairs Series: Redefining Global Security

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

The Dating Doctor's Advice: Finding Romance with Confidence, Happiness and Respect - David Coleman
7:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Relationship expert David Coleman is known worldwide as The Dating Doctor. He has been speaking on college campuses for more than twenty years about the complexities of dating, relationships, romance and sex. His books Making Relationships Matter, Date Smart! and 101 Great Dates are filled with anecdotes, strategies and ideas to help expand one's relationships and potential. David Coleman has been honored numerous times as National Speaker of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and the National Association for Campus Activities. A frequent guest on national radio and television programs, he has also been featured in such publications as Us Magazine, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and The New York Times.

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

How Can Science Be Controversial? - Carl Zimmer
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Carl Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology where scientists are expanding our understanding of life. In addition to his column for the New York Times, he is the author of twelve books about science: Soul Made Flesh, a history of neuroscience; Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea; At the Water's Edge, a book about major transitions in the history of life; The Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins; Parasite Rex; Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life; Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed; A Planet of Viruses; and The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution, the first textbook about evolution intended for non-majors. He also coauthored Evolution: Making Sense of Life, a book for biology majors. Part of the National Affairs Series on When American Values Are In Conflict.

Monday, 21 Sep 2015

Catch Me If You Can - Frank Abagnale
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Frank Abagnale, a former con artist whose crimes inspired the memoir and movie Catch Me If You Can, is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. Following his five-year prison term, he was released after agreeing to help the FBI as an expert on fraud, going from a successful con artist to one of the world's top authorities on fraud prevention, and discussing the latest safeguards to protect organizations from fraud, identity theft and other cybercrimes. His security programs are used by more than 14,000 institutions worldwide. Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series

Thursday, 24 Sep 2015

Lectures Program Event Being Planned
7:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Documentary and panel discussion to be announced.

Monday, 28 Sep 2015

100 Voices Leading for Change - Onalie Ariyabandhu
8:00 PM – Sun Room, Memorial Union - Iowa State graduate Onalie Ariyabandhu is a Social Change Entrepreneur of United Nations Population Fund in her home country, Sri Lanka. She will discuss its new "100 Voices Leading for Change" social change initiative aimed at mobilizing national youth networks to combat gender-based violence in Sri Lanka. Ariyabandhu earned her BSc. in economics, international studies and environmental studies from Iowa State, where she was president of the International Student Council. She and her family survived the horrific tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in 2004. She later wrote an award-winning essay about the experience.

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

What Does It Take to Win the Iowa Presidential Caucuses? - Juju Chang
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - Juju Chang is an Emmy award-winning coanchor for the ABC's Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20. Chang has covered global events and issues like the earthquake in Haiti and maternal and infant mortality in Mozambique. Domestically, she has covered breaking news from Superstorm Sandy to the mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. She received one of her two Emmys for team coverage of the California wildfires, and won one of her two Gracies for a 20/20 story on gender equality in the sciences. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in California, she graduated with honors from Stanford University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Chamberlin Lecture in Journalism

Thursday, 1 Oct 2015

George M. Beal Distinguished Lecture in Rural Sociology
7:00 PM – To be announced - Saskia Sassen is a distinguished sociologist known for her work on globalization and international human migration. She looks in particular at how inequality is key variable in patterns of change worldwide. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up in Argentina and Italy, studied in France, and began her professional life in the United States. She has edited or authored more than ten books, including The Mobility of Labor and Capital, The Global City, and, most recently, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. She is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and chairs the Committee on Global Thought. George M. Beal Distinguished Lecture in Rural Sociology