International Groups

Iowa Sister States
Kim Heidemann
200 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1827
(515) 725-3164
kim.heidemann@iowa.gov
http://www.iowasisterstates.org/

Central Mission of the Organization:

A public-private partnership which develops and facilitates the state of Iowa's official sister-state relationships.

History of the Organization:

Founded in 1985.

International Issues and Focus:

Country committees: volunteers develop programs.

Iowa's Sister States are:

Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine
Hebei Province, China
Kosovo
Stavropol Krai, Russia
Taiwan
Terengganu, Malaysia
Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Yucatan, Mexico
Veneto Region, Italy

Events and Programs Sponsored:

Exchanges in areas of agriculture, business, culture, education, media, medicine/science, government, social issues, law, technology and sports.

 

 

University News
April 15, 2014
Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.
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