Events and Activities

 

Drake University Center for Global Citizenship

Fall 2010 Speaker and Film Series

 

All Drake and Des Moines community members are warmly invited to attend.

 


 

September

 

9/22, 4pm, Medbury Honors Lounge.  International Research and Teaching Opportunities for Drake Faculty.  For Drake Faculty.

 

9/27, 7pm, Meredith 106 (Located on north side of Olmstead parking lot).  Brigadier General James Cullen, (Ret’d), former Army JAG, “Human Rights and Accused Terrorism Suspects.”  Foreign Policy Series (See below)

 

October

 

10/4, 7pm, Meredith 106. Hank Levine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia in the Clinton Administration "US-China Economic Relationship.” Foreign Policy Series (See below)

 

10/7, 8pm, Cline 206.  International Film Series, Co-Sponsored with the International Students Association.  Tonight’s film: Love Aaj Kal (2008, 130 minutes).  Learn more about the film below.

 

10/8, 3:30pm, Medbury Honors Lounge.   Mahmoud Hamad, Drake University Department of Politics and International Relations, "All for the Family:  The Father-Son Succession in Republics."   Sponsored by Drake Center for the Humanities (Global Topics non-CGC event).

 

10/11, 7pm, Cline 206. Lt. General Robert Gard Jr. (USA, ret.).  “The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.” Foreign Policy Series.  (See below)

 

10/13, 4pm, Carwright Hall 205 (Drake Law School).  Roberto Rodrigues, Council of Advisors Member, World Food Prize and Minister of Agriculture, Brazil (Retired). "Biofuel Production in the Developing World." Reception to follow presentation.   Co-Sponsored with the World Food Prize, The Drake Agricultural Law Students Association, and Drake School of Law. 

 

10/22, 3:30pm, Medbury Honors Lounge.  Eduardo Garcia, Drake University Department of World Languages and Cultures, "Mexico Celebrates 2010: Learning about Mexican Identity with Authentic Videos."  Sponsored by Drake Center for the Humanities (Global Topics non-CGC sponsored event).

 

10/25, 7pm, Meredith 106. Foreign Policy Series, Barry Rubin, “The Middle East’s Dramatic Change: Why it's a Global Focal Point” (See below)

 

November

 

11/2, noon, Des Moines Central Library Conference Room.   Pioneer-ICIU International Dialogue Series.  Patrick Mureithi presents his documentary, ICYIZERE: Hope   The film ICYIZERE: Hope documents the experience of the participants as they are taught about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and go through a series of group exercises to help build trust. The film also explores how the media was used to incite fear, hatred and ultimately, genocide, and the filmmaker's belief that media can similarly be used to unite and to heal. The first version of the film was shared with audiences at the 2008 Rwanda Film Festival and on Rwanda National Television. Director Patrick Mureithi will lead a discussion after the screening. The noon presentation will screen a shorter version of the documentary. Co-sponsored by Iowa Council for International Understanding with Pioneer, The Greater Des Moines Partnership, and Des Moines Public Library.

 

11/2, 7pm, Meredith 101.  Patrick Mureithi – ICYIZERE: Hope   ICYIZERE (hope): Trauma, forgiveness and reconciliation in Rwanda.  The film ICYIZERE: Hope documents the experience of the participants as they are taught about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and go through a series of group exercises to help build trust. The film also explores how the media was used to incite fear, hatred and ultimately, genocide, and the filmmaker's belief that media can similarly be used to unite and to heal. The first version of the film was shared with audiences at the 2008 Rwanda Film Festival and on Rwanda National Television. Director Patrick Mureithi will lead a discussion after the screening.

 

11/3, 7pm, Meredith 101.  Jessica P. Greenwald O'Brien.  Immigrant and Refugee Children: Bringing a Cultural and Trauma Sensitive Lens to Classroom and Counseling Settings.  As educators, mental health professionals, and other school specialists we work with children from multiple nationalities, linguistic backgrounds, immigration and refugee statuses, and economic strata.  As professionals and students moving into those fields, it is critical that we approach service to these children with an awareness of how immigration (or immigrant-related) experiences may have been tremendously difficult, or even traumatic for the child.  Further, it is essential to understand the potential impacts that trauma and adverse childhood experiences (A.C.E.’s) can have on a child’s functioning in school.  This presentation will explore the ways that immigration experiences can be traumatic for children.  It will describe the range of impacts that trauma/A.C.E.’s can have on children’s academic, social, and behavioral functioning in school.  Finally we will consider how to bring a cultural and trauma sensitive lens to the development of interventions in the classroom.

 

11/11, 7pm Bulldog Theater.  International Film Series, Co-Sponsored with the International Students Association. 

The Other Boleyn Girl.

 

December

12/7, noon, Des Moines Central Public Library Conference Room. Pioneer-ICIU International Dialogue Series.  Matthew Mitchell, Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, “Profits and Prophets - Doing Business Across Religious Borders” In the last two decades the world has experienced a spiritual renaissance that places religion nearer the center of global politics and economics.  In this presentation Matthew will review some of the highlights of his interviews with prominent business executives and religious clerics in Egypt (Islam), Israel (Judaism), Sweden (Secular-Humanism), and the United States (Christianity). Co-sponsored by Iowa Council for International Understanding with Pioneer, The Greater Des Moines Partnership, and Des Moines Public Library.

 

Foreign Policy Series

 

Now in its third year, this series is co-sponsored by the National Security Network in Washington, DC.  Des Moines and Drake Community members are invited to attend this occasional Monday night series on current topics from top experts.  All Foreign Policy Series events are held in Meredith 106 at 7pm except for October 11, 7pm Cline Hall 206. 

 

9/27 Brigadier General James Cullen, (Ret’d), former Army JAG, “Human Rights and Accused Terrorism Suspects.”

 

10/4  Hank Levine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia in the Clinton Administration "US-China Economic Relationship.”

 

10/11 Lt. General Robert Gard Jr. (USA, ret.).  “The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.”

 

10/25 Professor Barry Rubin, “The Middle East’s Dramatic Change: Why It's A Global Focal Point”

 

More speakers in the Foreign Policy Series will be announced as scheduled.

 

International Film Series – Co-Sponsored with Drake University International Student Association

 

Drake and Des Moines community members invited to popcorn and blockbuster international cinema without leaving the city.  This semester, the series is selected by CGC and Drake International Students Association.  Join us!

 

10/7, 8pm, Cline 206.  International Film Series, Co-Sponsored with the International Students Association.  Tonight’s film: Love Aaj Kal.   London-based Jai Vardhan Singh and Meera Pandit meet, fall in love, and she introduces him to her family. Shortly thereafter, they decide to part, as she wants to re-locate to India to restore heritage buildings, while he re-locates to America. Restauranteur Veer Singh attempts to convince Jai to pursue her, as he had pursued Harleen Kaur back in 1965 India, but Jai moves on and falls in love with Caucasian Jo, while Meera is all set to get marry her employer, Vikram Joshi.  A global blockbuster Bollywood Film.

 

11/11, 7pm Bulldog Theater.  The Other Boleyn Girl.

 

Please contact Darcie Vandegrift, Interim Director, with questions:  darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu

 

 

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