Spring 2018 Speaker and Film Series
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, Feb 21: Ocean
Topic: Poetry Reading
Location: Cowles Library Reading Room
Time: 7:00 p.m.
American poet Ocean Vuong will do a reading as part of the Susan Glaspell
Writers & Critics Series. Vuongs poetry and essays are concerned
with explorations of immigrant identity and sexual identity, and often
explore the aftermath of the Vietnam war and the legacy of violence.
Thursday, March 1: U.S.-Japanese
Relations lecture by Fumiaki Kubo
Location: Meredith 106
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fumiaki Kubo, A. Barton Hepburn professor
of American government and history at the University of Tokyo, will
address the current relationship between the U.S. and Japan from a political,
national security and economic perspective. As a leading scholar of
U.S.-Japanese relations, Kubo will discuss the state of the Asia-Pacific
region during heightened world tensions. The former scholar at the Woodrow
Wilson Center, will be in Des Moines as part of a national speaking
Monday, April 30: Jenna
Topic: Career talk on internationally related
Location: Medbury Honors Lounge
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Jenna Gibson of the Korea Economic Institute
of America will present a career talk for all students contemplating
internationally related post-graduate opportunities. A graduate of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in international studies and journalism,
Ms. Gibson went on to a Fulbright fellowship in South Korea and a Masters
program at Georgetown University. She is now the Director of Communications
at the Korea Economic Institute. Lunch will be served thanks to financial
support from the Principal Center for Global Citizenship at Drake.
Tuesday, May 1: Prof. Eleanor Zeff and POLS
Topic: Immigration and Politics in Europe (France,
Germany, Sweden and Poland)
Location: Meredith 101
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Professor Eleanor Zeff and students from
POLS169, "Refugees, Immigration and European Politics" will
discuss immigration and politics in Europe.