Technology, Globalization, and Culture

Jim Oliver
Lectures will be at 6pm in the
Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall.
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Mark Rectanus

Speaker Schedule:

26 August
Course Introduction
Mark Rectanus and Jim Oliver
takle27 August
Gene Takle
Director, Climate Science Initiative Professor of Atmospheric Science Professor of Agricultural Meteorology Iowa State University
rectanus2 September
Mark Rectanus

Professor of German Studies and Co-Director Languages and Cultures for Professions
Moving Across Cultures: Mobility, Art, and Globalization
Oliver_Jim3 September
Jim Oliver
Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center and Director of VRAC’s interdepartmental graduate program in Human Computer Interaction.
Mba-Wright9 September
Mark Mba-Wright
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
Joshi10 September
Sada Joshi

President of Joshi Technologies International
Taoutel16 September
Jean-Pierre Taoutel
Senior Lecturer of French at Iowa State University

Syria: From the Revolution to the Civil War
coon17 September
Steven Coon
International Communications Consultant
Balancing Media and Freedom of Expression:  Lessons from Brazil and Myanmar
23 September
Brooks Peterson
An experienced cross-cultural trainer, researcher, graduate level educator, and Founder of ”Across Cultures”
Cultural Intelligence
Oliver_Jim24 September
Jim Oliver
Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center and Director of VRAC’s interdepartmental graduate program in Human Computer Interaction.
bernardnew30 September
Jim Bernard Sr.
Iowa State University Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the ASME. Since March of this year, Adviser to the CEO of WebFilings.
That Ship Has Sailed (and you’re on it)
coleman1 October
Gabriella Coleman

Gabriella (Biella) Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism.
Anonymous Everywhere
 Remote Presentation via Skype 
strawn7 October
George Strawn
Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal government’s multiagency Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.
The Next Fifty Years
Pastega_Kim8 October
Kim Pastega

Vice President for Production Systems, Operations & Profitability
Deputy General Manager
787 Program
beem14 October
Richard Beem
Founder and principal of Beem Patent Law Firm
Intellectual Property: Key Asset in Global Economy
Alegi15 October
Peter Alegi
Michigan State University Associate professor of history
The Emotional Technologies of World Cup Soccer
21 October
Doug Hundt
President – Underground and Specialty Excavation
Vermeer Corporation
waters22 October
Jim Waters
Retired Vice President, Caterpillar Production Systems Division
Globalization and Culture. Thriving in a Global Environment
AdrianSannier28 October
Adrian Sannier
Chief Academic Technology Officer @ ASUOnline
Professor of Practice @ School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Engineering
Arizona State University
Adrian Sannier 2007 Lecture
Rogers_John29 October
John (Jay) Rogers
President, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, a next-generation car company that is changing the way cars are designed, built and owned.
4 November
John Greaves
Kemin Industries, Worldwide Director, Specialty Crop Improvement
laura_kurgan5 November
Laura Kurgan
Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) and the Director of Visual Studies, Columbia University
Close Up at a Distance: Mapping Technology & Politics
 Remote Presentation 
sinclairchristian11 November
Christian Sinclair
Assistant Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona 
Of Cats and Penguins: Media and Politics in Turkey
12 November
Kevin Ehrecke
John Deere
Chakrabarti18 November
Soma Chakrabarti
Director of Center for Engineering and Interdisciplinary Professional Education at the University of Kansas Continuing Education Division.
The Indian Higher Education Landscape in the Era of Globalization and Rapid Change in Technology

tony-smith19 November
Tony Smith
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Iowa State University
Technology and Globalization: Today’s “Contained Depression” and the Prospects for a Future “Golden Age
25 November Thanksgiving 26 November Thanksgiving
2 December
John Bethel
3 December
Phil Jasper

9 December 10 December
16 December 17 December
Acknowledgements This course was made possible through grants from Deere & Co., Rockwell Collins, and The Boeing Company.