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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 Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship.

Every year, the center sponsors dozens of free, open-to-the-public events covering a wide array of topics. PFGCGC 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.

Upcoming Fall 2016 Events:

Sunday, October 23: International film - Los Colores de la Montaña  (The Colors of the Mountain)
Location:  Sussman Theater, lower level of Olmsted Center

Time:  2:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25: Jeffrey Ashe
Topic: Getting Ahead with Almost Nothing: What Immigrant Communities Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream
Location: Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Co-sponsor:  The Solidarity Foundation

Past Events:

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

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

University News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.