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A Conversation with Céline Cousteau: From the Amazon to the Oceans to Iowa

On October 1, 2014, Harkin Institute audience members were invited to dive into the world of water issues through adventure and exploration with Céline Cousteau.

Céline Cousteau is a French explorer, education ambassador, and documentary filmmaker. Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, she describes herself simply as an "oceanaut." Having spent her entire life around the oceans and rivers of the world, Cousteau has seen how they have changed. She spent the evening with the Harkin Institute sharing inspiring stories and vivid photographs of the Amazon river and voyages into the deep sea. Audience members left with an appreciation for what is happening to the waters of the world and why it matters, even to landlocked Iowans.

Listen to Céline Cousteau's Iowa Public Radio interview with Charity Nebbe here.

Harkin Institute
October 2, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen Benjamin will discuss the evolving role of American mayors in today’s political environment and other top issues facing American cities at The Harkin Institute’s Sussman Lecture on Oct. 30 at Drake University.