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International Programs

International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.  For more information, contact event planner Kristen Hora at See full, updated schedule of events on our website:

Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and an American Dream

Katherine Cota-Uyar, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center, will moderate a panel on "Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and an American Dream." Panelists include Shahina Amin, economics; Therese Kuster, Mudd Advertising; Chris Larimer, political science; John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics and Pappajohn Capital Resources; and Lou Porter, president and CEO, KBBG radio. The event is free and open to the public.

International Funding Opportunities Workshop

The Office of International Programs and the Office of Sponsored Programs, is hosting a series of International Funding Opportunities workshops.  The first workshop will provide an overview of international funding opportunities including individual international travel opportunities; foreign sources of support for international research and collaborations; and US grants for international projects, research, and collaboration.  Refreshments will be provided.  

Ambassador Stephen Rapp to Speak on Accountability for War Crimes

As war, terrorism, human rights violations, genocide and other crimes against humanity continue to plague the world, the role of the United States in preventing and policing these global events is an important concern. Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp will speak on “Promoting Accountability for War Crimes.” Ambassador Rapp heads the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State and is the U.S. focal point for formulating U.S. policy on prevention of and accountability for mass atrocities. Prior to his current position, Ambassador Rapp served as chief prosecutor for international tribunals for Sierra Leone and Rwanda.  He is a graduate of Cedar Falls High School and a former state legislator.  The event is free and open to the public.  International Programs is a co-sponsor of the event.  For additional information, contact JoAnna at 319-230-3918. 

Guest Lecture: The Future of Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads

"The Future of Eurozone: The European Project at a Crossroads" will be presented by Austrian Consul General Thomas Schnoell. Schnoell is a career diplomat and was appointed Consul General of Austria in Chicago in January 2010. He earned a Masters Degree in Law from Johannes Kepler University in Linz before joining the Austrian Foreign Ministry in 1997. In 1998 he was posted to the Austrian Embassy in Paris, where he dealt with French internal politics and consular affairs. In 2001 he was posted to the Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union in Brussels, where he was responsible for the Western Balkans and covered most of the Successor States of the former Yugoslavia. Schnoell returned to Vienna in 2004, where he was appointed Head of Unit for the Western Balkans. After his experience in Europe, notably in the EU and South Eastern Europe, he now faces a completely different challenge with his appointment as Head of Mission in Chicago.  Schnoell's visit is sponsored by International Programs, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the Department of Political Science.


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