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Videos of Past Global Citizenship Events

Some of the many Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship campus events and those of related community partners are linked below.  Please see our list of current events and activities for upcoming opportunities with experts from around the corner and around the world! 

Campus events

IPR story on Mandela Washington Fellowship Program hosted by Drake University

Bill Stowe's talk "For our Health: Protecting Surface Waters in Agricultural Watersheds" - April 12, 2016

Michael Renner's talk "Kleptomaniacal Chimpanzees, Unripe Figs, and Lousy Knees: Drake Goes To Rwanda" - February 22, 2016

Brett Bruen's talk "From ISIS to Russia: How America Can Win the Battle of Ideas" - February 17, 2016

Noripah Kamso's talk "How Islamic Investing is Transforming Global Capital Markets" - November 17, 2015

Panel Discussion “The Changing Role of Central Banks” - November 3, 2015
Panelists: Jim McCaughan, Bob Baur, and Madelyn Antoncic (Principal Financial Group) and Sean Severe (Drake CBPA)

Careers in International Relations Panel Discussion - November 2, 2015
Panelists:  Ambassador Ronald McMullen, Zachary Nunn, Samantha Thomas, Amir Busnov, and Jill Morehead

Guoguang Wu's talk "China's Rise and Its Global Implications in Human Security" - April 28, 2015

Panel "Doing Business Across Cultures" - March 5, 2015 

Panel on Regional Trade Negotiations (TPP and TTIP) - October 21, 2014

James Hansen's talk "Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientist’s Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis and Opportunity” - October 15, 2014

Promotional video for Center for Citizen Diplomacy Workshop - April 11, 2014

Islamic finance roundtable - November 7, 2013

Johnie Carson's talk "Africa; the Changing Face of the Continent" - Oct. 3, 2013

Panel on "The Changing Role of Central Banks" November 3, 2015

Related Community Partner Events 

Professor John Rovers talk "Traveling While Cultural Incompetent" Drake University Tedx Talk, April 15, 2016

Fatima Suleman's IIC talk "Multicultural Approaches to Medicine Use: What Does the Research Say?" - October 6, 2015

Professor David Skidmore's IIC talk "After the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong"

Drake alumnus Zachary Nunn's IIC talk "Washington and Tehran: Locked in CyberWarfare?" 

Jerry Gallucci's IIC talk "Are We Up to the Challenge?" - November 4, 2014

Derek Wilson's IIC talk "Scotland. NO but Never the Same" - October 7, 2014

Kavilash Chawla's IIC talk "Social Entrepreneurship and the Arab Spring" - March 4, 2014

David Skidmore's IIC talk "Thirst: China's Water Crisis" -   November 5, 2013

Jerry Gallucci's IIC talk "The Global Situation of the 21st Century" - Sept. 10, 2013

Neil Hamilton's IIC talk "Cuba; the Land, Laws, & People" - April 2, 2013

David Skidmore on general education in Hong Kong (2011)

Iowa Public Radio "River to River"

PFGCGC-related experts interviewed on IPR's "River to River" program.

Derek Wilson, visiting Global Practitioner-in-Residence

David Skidmore, Director of PFGCGC (here, here, here)

Branco Milanovic on global inequality

Zachary Nunn (Drake graduate) on cyber-security.

Global Citizenship

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship celebrated its tenth anniversary in the Fall of 2012. For the occasion, three Drake alumni offered their thoughts on what "life as a global citizen" means to them via video. Click on the links below to explore three perspectives on global citizenship.

Daniela Bermeo-Torres graduated in 2008 with majors in politics, sociology and international relations. She also earned the Global Ambassador certificate through the Center. After graduation, she interned for the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. and then worked on hurricane relief in Haiti with an NGO called TECHO.

Amit Sharma graduated in 2006 with a major in international relations and international business. He earned a Global Ambassador certificate through the Center. After graduation he worked for Drake’s World Languages and Cultures program, then spent a year on Drake’s Teach in China program. He worked in business consulting in India and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in international relations at the University of California at San Diego.

Zachary Nunn graduated in 2002 with a major in international relations and went on to receive a master’s degree in the same field from Cambridge University in England. He is currently working on the staff of the National Security Council in Washington D.C. Note that two Drake students, Amelia Piecuch and Alex Shaner, are featured in Zach’s video.

Also see podcast by Peter Stearns of George Mason University on educating global citizens.

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.