The University of Iowa

Invitation to attend Provost's Global Forum

Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
Downing A. Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs
March 22, 2017
Invitation to attend Provost's Global Forum

As you know, the annual University of Iowa Provost’s Global Forum brings together faculty experts and leading international voices from a variety of fields to inspire discussions of global affairs.

The topic of the 2017 Provost’s Global Forum is Women’s Health & The Environment: Going Up in Smoke. Organizers Jerry Anthony, associate professor of urban & regional planning, Matthew Hill, associate professor of anthropology, Meena Khandelwal, associate professor of anthropology and gender studies, Marc Linderman, associate professor of geography, and HS Uday Kumar, professor of mechanical engineering, will host a three-day academic conference comprised of lectures, presentations, and panel discussions to help raise awareness about concepts concerning the global problem of people using traditional wood-burning cookstoves. The compelling and rich agenda will include the Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture, panel discussions, and a taping of the monthly television/radio/internet discussion program WorldCanvass. All activities of the forum are free and open to the public.

I invite you to attend and to share this invitation with your colleagues so that they may take part in some or all of the forum’s activities, which will be held in Iowa City on April 12, 13, and 14. Event details can be found here.

The Provost’s Global Forum is the premier annual event on campus focused on international and global issues. In addition to serving the University of Iowa community broadly, the forum endeavors to build connections between the university and the state of Iowa, and positions the UI as a national node in discussions of global affairs. The forum is made possible through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization.


Downing A. Thomas
Associate Provost and Dean
International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre | Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-0373 |