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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

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Tyrus: documentary film
Location:  Meredith 101
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
East Asian Studies Minor

Thursday, Sept. 28: Naim Ateek
Location:  Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
World Languages and Cultures, Religion and Philosophy, Principal Center for Global Citizenship

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.

University News
September 15, 2017
Audience members will vote on the repertoire for the Sept. 25 performance by Steven Spooner, who opens the fifth season of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series at Drake University.