Monday, 26 Oct 2009
Jorge Dezcallar, ambassador of Spain to the United States, joined the diplomatic corps in 1971. During his professional career, he has been posted in Spanish diplomatic representations in Poland, New York, Uruguay, Morocco and the Holy See.
Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009
"The Future of Housing Finance and the Public Policy Implications," Richard Swanson, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Des Moines. He will will explore the causes and effects of the recent changes in housing and housing finance and examine key principles that will need to be considered for future housing finance structures. A reception will be held at 10 a.m. in the Cox Dean's Suite, 2200 Gerdin Business Building.
Join Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander and a cast of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 'celebrities' for a special performance of "Farmscape." The student-written production documents our changing rural environment by recreating interviews with people involved in how we grow our food and live our lives in rural America.
"Preparing Leaders to Meet Future Global Challenges," Charles Manatt. The Iowa State alum has a distinguished career in law, business, and politics, holding such positions as chair of the Democratic National Committee in (1981), co-chair of the 1992 Clinton-Gore presidential campaign, and U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic under President Clinton.
Shahid Naeem is professor and chair of Columbia University's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology. He leads a research group studying the ecological consequences of biodiversity loss and has been actively involved in bringing the science of biodiversity to conservation, restoration and policy development.
Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009
"U.S. Politics and U.S. Latinos: A perspective from Latino/a Studies," Loreto Prieto, ISU Latino/a Studies director. Part of Latino Heritage Month.
Thursday, 29 Oct 2009
"Corporate Research and Development in the Starch Industry" by Frank Barresi, Grain Processing Corporation.
"Rural Latino Immigrants in the Midwest of the U.S.: Inclusion and Exclusion: Marshalltown, Sioux County and Postville," Jan Flora, Neal Flora and Claudia M. Prado-Meza, ISU sociology. Part of Latino Heritage Month.
Friday, 30 Oct 2009
"Music in the Missions: Early Opera and Indigenous Musical Culture in the Jesuit Missions of South America," Chad Gasta, ISU Spanish. All are welcome.