International Groups

Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission
Sister City Commission Website

Central Mission of the Organization:

Saying hello to the world is the role of the Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission. It is comprised of members from the City of Des Moines, and from the participating suburbs of West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Johnston, and Ankeny. Members of the commission are appointed by mayors and councils of their respective cities. The Greater Des Moines Sister City Commission initiates business, cultural, educational, and social exchanges between our citizens and those of our sister cities.

History of the Organization:

Founded in 1958. Commission appointed by local city governments. Volunteer committees plan sister-city programming.

International Issues and Focus:

Des Moines Sister Cities:

Shijiazhuang, China
Saint-Etiene, France
Kofu, Japan
Naucalpan, Mexico
Stavropol, Russia

Events and Programs Sponsored:

Progamming associated with visits by sister-city delegations.

 

 

University News
September 12, 2014
Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.
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