Engaged Citizen Experience Conference

Demographic Opportunities and Challenges:
Domestic and International

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Olmsted Center, Drake University

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Conference Schedule

12:00-12:30 p.m.  Walk-in Registration

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

Justin Gest, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, author of Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West, and The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality.

2:15 - 3:15 pm.    Breakout Sessions

Black Lives Matter
Session coordinated by Tony Tyler, Director, Student Engagement, Equity and Inclusion

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Session coordinated by Lourdes Gutierrez Najera, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Survival Beyond Arrival: Refugees in Des Moines
Session coordinated by Renee Sedlacek, Director, Community Engagement and Service Learning

Changing depictions of Diversity in Television Situation Comedies
Session coordinated by Joan McAlister, Associate Professor of Rhetoric


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Networking Session: Tables from Community and Student Organizations

This conference is sponspored by the Drake University Engaged Citizen Experience, David and Carol Golder, The Golder Family Foundation, and the Ronald and Jane Olson Endowment for Global Service-Learning.

 Documentary Film Series: To Be Announced

University News
December 2, 2016
Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.