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Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship kicks off fall series with documentary film about China

September 9, 2013

On Sept. 19, the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship at Drake University will open its fall series with the showing of “The Warriors of Qiugang,” an Academy Award nominated documentary. The film, which is free and open to the public, will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Sussman Theater on Drake University’s campus.

The film features Zhang Gongli, a farmer in central China, whose house and fields lie near the banks of the Huai River. The film follows Zhang and other villagers as they try to take on a chemical company that began poisoning their land and water in 2004.

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship will host five additional events at Drake University this fall:

Oct. 3, 7:30–9 p.m. – “Africa: The Changing Face of the Continent,” a lecture by Ambassador Johnnie Carson
Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main

Oct. 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.Heartland Global Health Conference
Parents Hall, upper level of Olmsted Center

Oct. 16, 7–8:30 p.m. – “Combatting Global Hunger,” a lecture by Tony Hall
Sussman Theater, lower level of Olmsted Center

Oct. 21, 7–8:30 p.m. – “The Intelligence Community and U.S. Foreign Policy,” a lecture by Gerard Gallucci, diplomat-in-residence and visiting assistant professor
Sussman Theater, lower level of Olmsted Center

Nov. 7, 7–8:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Islamic Finance, featuring Noripah Kamso
Sussman, Theater, lower level of Olmsted Center

For more information, contact David Skidmore, professor of politics and international relations at Drake University, at 515-271-3843 or david.skidmore@drake.edu, or visit www.drake.edu/cgc.