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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, April 4: Film The Host / Gwoemul (original title), (South Korea, 2006)
Location:  Meredith 106
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Korean Cultural Club, Department of World Languages and Cultures, and East Asian Studies Minor 

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7: Nelson Institute Undergraduate Conference on Global Affairs
Location:  Cowles Library Reading Room
Time: TBD
Sponsors: Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs

Sunday, April 8: Film Swagger, (France, 2016)
Location:  Aliber 101
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Sponsors:  The Alliance Française of Central Iowa, the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and Principal Center for Global Citizenship


Past Events:

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

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