Portrait of Clyde Kohn

The Kohn Colloquium, a weekly seminar series, is named after the late Dr. Clyde F Kohn, former Professor and Chairman of the department at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Kohn dedicated his life and professional career to the promotion of geography as an important area of research, instruction, and service to the community. He was one of the most outstanding advocates for geographic education in the nation, and over a span of over 40 years of participation on the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), received several awards including NCGE’s Outstanding Service and Mentors awards.

The University of Iowa Department of Geographical and Sustainablity Sciences hosts this weekly colloquium series that serves as a forum to share ideas and engender a healthy, provocative discussion from various subfields of Geography and from intersecting disciplines. This colloquium series brings faculty guests from across campus, the state, and nation to present to the university on topics related to Geography. It also provides opportunity to graduate students to share their research ideas including PhD dissertation proposals.

The Clyde Kohn Colloquium occurs on Fridays from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. during the semester and is open to the public. Before each talk, refreshments are served at 3:00 p.m. in the foyer outside 316 Jessup Hall (JH).