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Spring 2018 Speaker and Film Series

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, Feb 21: Ocean Vuong
Topic: Poetry Reading
Location: Cowles Library Reading Room
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Award-winning Vietnamese American poet Ocean Vuong will do a reading as part of the Susan Glaspell Writers & Critics Series. Vuong’s 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 tour.

Monday, April 30: Jenna Gibson
Topic: Career talk on internationally related post-graduate opportunities
Location: Medbury Honors Lounge
Time: 12:30-1:30

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 Master’s 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 169 Class
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.


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