Technology, Globalization and Culture

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

Course Outline

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Speaker Schedule:
25 August
Course Introduction
Mark Rectanus and Jim Oliver
Oliver_Jim26 August
Jim Oliver
Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center and Director of VRAC’s interdepartmental graduate program in Human Computer Interaction.
Technology: Globalization’s Engine
rectanus1 September
Mark Rectanus

Professor of German Studies and Co-Director Languages and Cultures for Professions
Moving Across Cultures: Mobility, Art, and Globalization
2 September
Brooks Peterson
An experienced cross-cultural trainer, researcher, graduate level educator, and Founder of ”Across Cultures”
Cultural Intelligence
gwenne8 September
Gwenne Henricks
Vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for Product Development & Global Technology. Henricks is also Chief Technology Officer.
coon9 September
Stephen Coon
International Communications Consultant
Balancing Media and Freedom of Expression:  Lessons from Brazil and Myanmar

14 September
Nicholas Kristof
Why We Should Care About the World & Want to Change It
 Monday, September 14, 2015, 8 p.m.
Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center 
takle16 September
Gene Takle
Director, Climate Science Initiative Professor of Atmospheric Science Professor of Agricultural Meteorology Iowa State University
Taoutel22 September
Jean-Pierre Taoutel
Senior Lecturer of French at Iowa State University

Syria: From the Revolution to the Civil War

jasper23 September
Phil Jasper
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Government Systems
Rockwell Collins

coleman29 September
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 
Alegi30 September
Peter Alegi
Michigan State University Associate professor of history
The Emotional Technologies of World Cup Soccer
ColinWoodward6 October
Colin Woodard

Author of  many books including American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.
He is State & National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press  Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram.
 8 pm, Great Hall, Memorial Union 
jd_jean_gilles7 October
Jean Gilles
Senior Vice President,
John Deere Power Systems, Worldwide Parts Services,
Advanced Technology and Engineering, and
Global Supply Management and Logistics
sinclairchristian13 October
Christian Sinclair
Assistant Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona 
Turkey: Music, Politics, and Resistance
14 October
John Greaves
Kemin Industries, Worldwide Director, Specialty Crop Improvement

Mary-Andringa20 October
Mary Andringa
President and CEO,
Vermeer Corporation
Pastega_Kim21 October
Kim Pastega

Vice President for Production Systems, Operations & Profitability
Deputy General Manager
787 Program
tony-smith27 October
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
strawn28 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
grannis3 November
Jon Grannis

Sollah Interactive, LLC
A technology-lead training company dedicated to the rapid and cost-effective distribution of corporate training content across the globe.
Oliver_Jim4 November
Jim Oliver
Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center and Director of VRAC’s interdepartmental graduate program in Human Computer Interaction.
10 November
Working Session for Project Groups (Class will not meet)
Aaron-Capron11 November
Aaron J. Capron
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Mba-Wright17 November
Mark Mba-Wright
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
Gruening18 November
James Gruening
Senior Vice President and co-founder of Mechdyne Corporation
waters1 December
Jim Waters
Retired Vice President, Caterpillar Production Systems Division
Globalization and Culture. Thriving in a Global Environment

romans.christine2 December

Christine Romans

CNN Profiles

Christine Romans is CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent and co-anchor of Early Start, CNN’s Saturday morning personal finance and lifestyle program. In addition, Romans reports on the economy, politics and international business for CNN’s morning shows.
Smart is the New Rich Money Guide for Millennials

10 things you didn’t know about Christine Romans

Christine Romans interview on Money

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