Global Voices Seminars

Andre Bradley Portrait

Wednesday, November 11, 1:00 p.m. CST

Global Careers: A conversation with Andre Bradley, USDA Foreign Ag Service

Join us for a conversation with Andre Bradley, currently serving in Mexico City as Deputy Director of the Agricultural Trade Office with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service about his fascinating international career path, how he landed where he did, and what students can do to prepare for a world-impacting career in global agriculture.

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Carroll Portrait
Danao Portrait
Awada Portrait

Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. CST

Bridging Faculty International Work to Student Experience

Dr. John Carroll, Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources; Dr. Mary Grace Danao, Research Associate Professor, Food Science and Technology and Dr. Tala Awada, Associate Dean/Associate Director, Agricultural Research Division will speak about how they’ve leveraged their international connections and research collaborations to provide global opportunities for Nebraska students.

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Jon Kerrigan Portrait
Brianne Wolf Portrait

Thursday, November 19, 11:00 a.m. CST

Global Opportunities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Beyond

Jon Kerrigan, Director of Global Education, CASNR and Brianne Wolf, Global Programs and Outreach Manager, IANR will share how they landed somewhat unexpectedly into global careers, and how students can take advantage of global learning opportunities both in Nebraska and abroad to expand their minds and networks and become more competitive in the job market, wherever they land.

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Past Global Voices Seminars

Fall 2020

International Plans…Interrupted featuring Marnee Roundtree & Gabriela Inveninato Carmona

Fall 2020

Gender and the Environment: Perspectives from the U.N.

Fall 2020

Global Careers: A conversation with Mark Doyle of USAID

Spring 2020

A Conversation with Bobby Richey of the Foreign Ag Service in Beijing

Spring 2020

The Next Generation of Scientific Research: Convening Global Perspectives through Fulbright

Spring 2020

Connecting Nebraska to the World through Virtual Classrooms

Our campus is home and host to experts from all over the world. We encourage you to learn from them in the many seminar series happening across the Institute, including:


Fall Semester 2020: November 4, 7pm CST

"Roots of Revolution" Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Indigenous Climate Activist and Hip Hop Artist, Presented as part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues

Fall Semester 2020: November 5, 12pm CST

"Increasing diversity in agriculture and natural resources: Why does it matter and what is our role?" Dr. Jenny Keshwani and the Cultivate ACCESS Team, Presented by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Fall Semester 2020: November 12, 7:30pm CST

"Women of Color in STEM" Alicia Johnson, a graduate student in biochemistry; Kleidy Camela, a graduate student in national resources; Kaitlyn Tademy, a graduate student in mathematics; Kilan Bishop, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami; and Korie Grayson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan. Presented by The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska and the Black Student Union

Fall Semester 2020: November 20, 3:30pm CST

"Soil and Nutrient Management in Nebraska Panhandle" Dr. Bijesh Maharjan Part of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's Fall Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2020: November 30, 3pm CST

"Forage Production Models and Predictions for Semi-Arid Grasslands" Markéta Podebradská Part of the Center for Grassland Studies' Fall Seminar Series

Past seminars

"The Dialogue Project with Arava Institute for Environmental Studies" Guy Yakir and Reema Diab, alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Presented by the School of Global Integrative Studies, the Harris Center for Judaic Studies, and the Honors Program

"Hydrogen Biofuel, Catalysts, and Biodegradable Mulch Films Research: Linking Green Chemistry & Engineering" Dr. Sibel Irmak, Research Associate Professor, Presented as part of the Department of Biosystems Engineering Colloquium Series

"The beauty of the dead: Challenges and opportunities for (butterfly) taxonomy in an era of changes" Dr. Blanca Hertas, Visiting speaker, National History Museum, London, Presented as part of the Department of Entomology Seminar Series

"Deciphering plant defense against insect herbivory with ‘omics." Dr. Prince Zogli, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Entomology, Presented as part of the Department of Entomology Seminar Series

"Digging deeper: persistence and climate sensitivity of deep soil organic matter." Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Visiting speaker, University of California-Merced, Presented as part of the School of Natural Resources Seminar Series

"Women Leaders in Water for Food: Empowering Youth Entrepreneurs" Louise Mabulo: Chef, Entrepreneur, Farmer and Global Youth Leader, Presented as part of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute's Women Leaders in Water for Food series

"Influence of Cover Crop Management Practices on Rainfed Corn Production in Semi-Arid Western Nebraska" Doctoral defense, Alexandre Tonon Rosa, Department of Agronomy & Horticulture

Spring 2020

Brazilian Neglected Diseases and Zoonosis from a One Health Perspective by Luciana Pires, Visiting Research Scholar, School of Natural Resources; home institution - Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

*Student luncheon with Luciana: February 4, 12:00 p.m. Nebraska East Union

Spring 2020

Developing Strategies for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Photosynthetic Apparatus in Crops Grown for Food and Fuels by Katarzyna Glowacka, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Spring 2020

Food Chains of the Future and the New Supply Demand Dynamics by Maria Velissariou, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Institute of Food Technologists

Spring 2020

Beekeeping in Different Cultures by Bridget Gross, Master's student, Department of Entomology

Spring 2020

Charismatic Predators in modern Africa: Spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) and human coexistence in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana,” Thesis Defense, Jazmin Castillo, School of Natural Resources 

*Student luncheon with Jazmin: April 15 (Online). Watch the video recap of Jazmin's presentation

Spring 2020 (Watch the video recap.)

International Trade with China in the Age of Covid-19 by David Morfesi, Special Counsel and Director International Trade, MinterEllison (Australia)

Spring 2020

Understand Your Water Resource with Groundwater Modeling by Sorab Panday, GSI Environmental Inc. & University of Nebraska-Lincoln

International Events for Students

Global Close-Up Chats (Online only until further notice)

Reserve your spot for future chats by contacting Brianne at

Next guest TBD

Louse Mabulo Visiting Entrepreneur & Youth Leader (August 2020)

Luciana Pires Visiting Scholar (February 2020)

Jazmin Castillo Graduating master's student (April 2020) 


"Virtual Karaoke & Dance Night"

April 25 & July 25. Stay tuned for the next event!

IANR Global/SNR Global Issues Documentary Night

Postponed to fall semester 2020, Hardin Hall Auditorium