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What Is German Iowa & the Global Midwest?

German Iowa and the Global Midwest is a series of linked events exploring Iowa’s multicultural history through the largest group of European origin to settle in the state.

The events will shine light on present-day issues, including:

  • Pro- and anti-immigration sentiment
  • The value and challenges of bilingualism
  • The hurdles and rewards of multiculturalism
  • Questions of belonging and exclusion in times of international and domestic conflict

The primary events of 2016–17 are: