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Videos of Past Global Citizenship Events

Some of the many Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship campus events and those of related community partners are linked below.  Please see our list of current events and activities for upcoming opportunities with experts from around the corner and around the world! 

Campus events

Panelists Jim McCaughan, Bob Baur, and Rachel Paine Caufield discuss "The Future of Trade in an Era of Anti-Globalism" on April 17, 2018

CHINA Town Hall on Oct. 24, 2017

Panelists Jim McCaughan, John Merante, and David Skidmore discuss "Globalization, Technological Change and the Rise of Populist Politics" on April 11, 2017

Part 1 of David Skidmore's Ray Society lecture series on "Can China Rise Peacefully?" Dec  6, 2016
Part 2 of David Skidmore's Ray Society lecture series on "Can China Rise Peacefully?" Dec  8, 2016
Part 3 of David Skidmore's Ray Society lecture series on "Can China Rise Peacefully?" Dec. 14, 2016
Part 4 of David Skidmore's Ray Society lecture series on "Can China Rise Peacefully?" Dec. 16, 2016

Vandana Shiva talk "Who Really Feeds the World?" on Nov. 16, 2016 (distant view)

Panel Discussion "Iowa and Africa: Expanding Engagement" on Nov. 10, 2016

Diego Zavala's talk "The Resurgence of Collaborative Documentary in the Internet Era: Communities, New Technologies and Social Narrative" on Nov. 9, 2016

Panelists Jim McCaughan (Principal Financial Group), Madelyn Antoncic (Principal Financial Group), and Eric Shimp (Alston & Bird LLP) discuss "Evaluating the IMF and the World Bank: Are International Financial Institutions Still Relevant?" on Nov. 1, 2016

Jeffrey Ashe's talk "Getting Ahead with Almost Nothing: What Immigrant Communities Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream" on Oct. 25, 2016

Robert Wallace's talk "Big Farms Make Big Flu (and Ebola and Zika and Yellow Fever and MERS and Q Fever)" on October 13, 2016

October 5, 2016: Heartland Global Health Consortium conference
Theme: The Social Determinants of Health
Plenary panel: Heroin and Opioids:  A Community Crisis
     Breakout panel: Addressing Childhood Asthma Disparities: A Case Study of the Healthy Homes Des Moines Project (Video of first half only)
     Breakout panel: The Period Problem: Empowering Girls in the Developing World to Stay in School Past Puberty
     Breakout panel: Tackling the Social, Economic, and Ecological Complexity of Iowa's Water Quality Issues
     Breakout panel:  Lessons Learned from and Next Steps for Implementation Following a Needs Assessment to Understand Water Quality in Rural Uganda

IPR story on Mandela Washington Fellowship Program hosted by Drake University - July 2016

Bill Stowe's talk "For our Health: Protecting Surface Waters in Agricultural Watersheds" - April 12, 2016

Michael Renner's talk "Kleptomaniacal Chimpanzees, Unripe Figs, and Lousy Knees: Drake Goes To Rwanda" - February 22, 2016

Brett Bruen's talk "From ISIS to Russia: How America Can Win the Battle of Ideas" - February 17, 2016

Noripah Kamso's talk "How Islamic Investing is Transforming Global Capital Markets" - November 17, 2015

Panel Discussion “The Changing Role of Central Banks” - November 3, 2015
Panelists: Jim McCaughan, Bob Baur, and Madelyn Antoncic (Principal Financial Group) and Sean Severe (Drake CBPA)

Careers in International Relations Panel Discussion - November 2, 2015
Panelists:  Ambassador Ronald McMullen, Zachary Nunn, Samantha Thomas, Amir Busnov, and Jill Morehead

Guoguang Wu's talk "China's Rise and Its Global Implications in Human Security" - April 28, 2015

Panel "Doing Business Across Cultures" - March 5, 2015 

Panel on Regional Trade Negotiations (TPP and TTIP) - October 21, 2014

James Hansen's talk "Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientist’s Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis and Opportunity” - October 15, 2014

Promotional video for Center for Citizen Diplomacy Workshop - April 11, 2014

Islamic finance roundtable - November 7, 2013

Johnie Carson's talk "Africa; the Changing Face of the Continent" - Oct. 3, 2013

Panel on "The Changing Role of Central Banks" November 3, 2015

Related Community Partner Events 

Impact of Social and Environmental Determinants of Health: A Project by the Polk County Health Department (2015-2016)

Professor John Rovers talk "Traveling While Cultural Incompetent" Drake University Tedx Talk, April 15, 2016

Fatima Suleman's IIC talk "Multicultural Approaches to Medicine Use: What Does the Research Say?" - October 6, 2015

Professor David Skidmore's IIC talk "After the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong"

Drake alumnus Zachary Nunn's IIC talk "Washington and Tehran: Locked in CyberWarfare?" 

Jerry Gallucci's IIC talk "Are We Up to the Challenge?" - November 4, 2014

Derek Wilson's IIC talk "Scotland. NO but Never the Same" - October 7, 2014

Kavilash Chawla's IIC talk "Social Entrepreneurship and the Arab Spring" - March 4, 2014

David Skidmore's IIC talk "Thirst: China's Water Crisis" -   November 5, 2013

Jerry Gallucci's IIC talk "The Global Situation of the 21st Century" - Sept. 10, 2013

Neil Hamilton's IIC talk "Cuba; the Land, Laws, & People" - April 2, 2013

David Skidmore on general education in Hong Kong (2011)

Iowa Public Radio "River to River"

PFGCGC-related experts interviewed on IPR's "River to River" program.

Derek Wilson, visiting Global Practitioner-in-Residence

David Skidmore, Director of PFGCGC (here, here, here)

Branco Milanovic on global inequality

Zachary Nunn (Drake graduate) on cyber-security.

Global Citizenship

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship celebrated its tenth anniversary in the Fall of 2012. For the occasion, three Drake alumni offered their thoughts on what "life as a global citizen" means to them via video. Click on the links below to explore three perspectives on global citizenship.

Daniela Bermeo-Torres graduated in 2008 with majors in politics, sociology and international relations. She also earned the Global Ambassador certificate through the Center. After graduation, she interned for the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. and then worked on hurricane relief in Haiti with an NGO called TECHO.

Amit Sharma graduated in 2006 with a major in international relations and international business. He earned a Global Ambassador certificate through the Center. After graduation he worked for Drake’s World Languages and Cultures program, then spent a year on Drake’s Teach in China program. He worked in business consulting in India and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in international relations at the University of California at San Diego.

Zachary Nunn graduated in 2002 with a major in international relations and went on to receive a master’s degree in the same field from Cambridge University in England. He is currently working on the staff of the National Security Council in Washington D.C. Note that two Drake students, Amelia Piecuch and Alex Shaner, are featured in Zach’s video.

Also see podcast by Peter Stearns of George Mason University on educating global citizens.