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Ambassador's Book Club

Ambassador Branstad hosts a book club during the academic year to engage the Drake community on topics related to U.S.-China relations.

For the Fall 2022 book club, the Ambassador has chosen The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom by John Pomfret. All Drake students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to participate. The book discussion will take place on November 17th in coordination with the U.S.-China Symposium.

To learn more and register, please email

The Spring 2022 Book Club featured China’s Leaders: From Mao to Now by David Shambaugh.

Ambassador Terry Branstad holding the Spring 2022 book club selection

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