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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.

Fall 2017 Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 24: CHINA Town Hall interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice and on-site discussion with Dr. Ira Kasoff titled "Are We on the Verge of the Chinese Century?"
Drake Location: Sussman Theater, lower level of Olmsted Center
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Host: National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, www.ncuscr.org

The eleventh annual CHINA Town Hall, presented by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, is an 80-city live discussion and Q & A on China and Sino-American relations. The national webcast with Ambassador Rice will be moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

Past Events:

Learn more about some of our past events and utilize related resources.

Click here for videos of past PCGC or related global citizenship events.

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October 19, 2017
Drake senior Morayo Adeyoju, a native of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, shares his cultural history as part of an art exhibition on display through Oct. 22 in The Anderson Gallery. Adeyoju's grandfather was a king of the Yoruba tribe.