Speakers Bureau

International Relations

US "War on Terror"

The politics and strategy of the "war on terror" broadly defined, or specific to cases such as Iraq, Afghanistan, or other.

Welcoming New Iowans - A Guide for Citizens and Communities

Discussion of immigration and the need for new workers in Iowa. Addresses three key issues related to immigration: language, health, education. Presentation offers advice for community leaders on how to handle change associated with immigration issues.

Ethics, Politics, and Economics in Health Care Systems

Despite spending nearly 50 percent more per capita than any other nation, the U.S. health care system consistently ranks near last among major industrialized nations in terms of nearly all global measures of access and effectiveness. Why? What can be done to both decrease costs and increase effectiveness? There are two versions of this talk. One focuses on the U.S. and Canada, the other examines characteristics of multiple care systems.

Language Learning: By English Speakers & By Speakers of Other Languages

The social and cultural conditions under which children and adults learn languages.

Cross-Cultural Communication

Differing ideas about politeness and communication can cause misunderstanding between members of different cultures. Presentation also includes ideas for more successful communication.