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Global Citizen Forum

The Global Citizen Forum is a series of events that focus on themes of global importance. The forum takes place every March and is part of Drake’s overall Engaged Citizen Experience (ECE). 

The forum features the Nelson Student Research Symposium, giving Drake students the opportunity to share their research. The forum is a collaboration between the ECE, Global Engagement, the Nelson Institute, the Principal Center for Global Citizenship, the Office of Community Engaged Learning, and various other campus offices based on the year's theme. Take a look back at past Global Citizen Forum events.

March 1-3, 2023
Theme: Social Impact and Responsibility

How can students, faculty, staff and recent graduates of Drake be engaged in improving society and being active stewards for the common good? This theme aligns with University's mission to prepare students for responsible global citizenship and The Ones Campaign Every Bulldog a Changemaker initiative.

Faculty & Staff Social Impact Showcase
March 2, 2023, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Turner Jazz Center

This gathering will leverage a fast-paced visual storytelling format known as Pecha-Kucha to highlight student projects, research, and courses that speak to the Global Citizen Forum theme: Social Impact & Responsibility. See the presenter page for more details about who is presenting and what they will be talking about!

Dough Co. Pizza and Provisions will be provided!

Schedule at a Glance:
4:15 p.m. First Round of Presentations
5:00 p.m. Principal Global Citizen Awards Ceremony
5:30 p.m. Second Round of Presentation

Missed last year's event? See the 2022 Pecha Kucha Presentation Archive

Nelson Student Research Symposium
March 3, 2023, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Collier-Scripps Hall

The purpose of the Nelson Student Research Symposia is to recognize and share high-quality undergraduate research related to international and global topics.

Session 1 - 8:00-8:30 a.m. Quality Education & Climate Action

Session 2 - 8:45-9:15 a.m. Good Health & Well Being  & Gender | Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions 

Session 3 - 9:30-10:00 a.m. Faculty Panel "What's Happening in the World?"

Session 4 - 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. En espanol "Mujeres investigan: Cultura y sociedad iberoamericana a través de literatura y testimonio" (Women Investigate: Iberoamerican Culture and Society through Literature and Testimony)

For additional information about each session, go to the Nelson Student Research Symposia.

Be Authentic Career Conference
Global Citizenship track 
March 3, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Designing Your Life Keynote with Bill Burnett (Virtual)

1:00 p.m. There's More to Community Engagement than Engaging with the Community: Building Skills for the Workforce (Virtual)

2:00 p.m. Global Careers and Post-Graduate Opportunities (Virtual)

3:15 p.m. - Building Your Skills and Resume through Community Engagement Experiences (In-Person)

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