Global Voices Seminars

Bobby Richey Headshot


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

Join us for a conversation with Minister Counselor for Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, as he discusses his impressive international career, future pathways for students interested in global agriculture and what it was like to be in China during the Covid-19 outbreak.



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

Current/Past Fulbright Scholars Panel featuring Gabriela Palomo of Guatemala, Agustín Olivo of Argentina, Kiki Rizki Amalia of Indonesia

Check out the video recap here.
Dr. Jha in a classroom


Connecting Nebraska to the World through Virtual Classrooms

Dipra Jha, associate professor of practice and director of global engagement for the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program

Join us for a discussion about creating global opportunities here in Nebraska for students as Dipra shares about his experience teaching a virtual exchange class, "Three Countries, One Classroom." Check out the video recap here

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: September 9

"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

Past seminars

Fall Semester 2020: August 20

"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

July 24, 2020

"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