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Speakers Bureau

International Relations

Categories: Communication, Cultural Studies, International Relations

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

Categories: Cultural Studies, Ethics, Health and Well-Being, International Relations

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.

Categories: Communication, Cultural Studies, Education, International Relations

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

Categories: Cultural Studies, International Relations

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.