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No matter where your passion or simple curiosity lies—from global warming and human rights to economic conditions and world religions—learn more about foreign affairs and pressing international issues with Drake’s Principal Center for Global Citizenship.

Every year, the center sponsors dozens of free, open-to-the-public events covering a wide array of topics. PCGC has sponsored and co-sponsored close to 500 events since 2002 with total attendence of over 35,000. Prominent speakers have included Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug, financier George Soros, Middle East negotiator Dennis Ross, former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and climate scientist James Hansen.

Detailed List of Spring 2018 Events

Coming up:

Wednesday, Feb 21:  Ocean Vuong
Topic:  Poetry Reading
Location:  Cowles Library Reading Room
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Sponsor:  Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series and East Asian Studies Minor

Thursday, March 1: Fumiaki Kubo
Topic: "An Unparalleled Partnership: U.S.-Japan Relations in an Uncertain World"
Location:  Meredith 106
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Drake University Department of Political Science, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and East Asian Studies Minor

Past Events:

Learn more about past eventsClick here for videos of past PCGC or related global citizenship events.

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February 24, 2018
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