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Leach to discuss ‘U.S. Relations with China’

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James A. Leach

CONTACT: David Skidmore, 515-271-3843, david.skidmore@drake.edu

Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Former Iowa Congressman James A. Leach will deliver a free, public lecture on “U.S. Relations with China,” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in room 101 in Meredith Hall, 2805 University Ave.

Leach represented Iowa’s first and second Congressional districts from 1977 to 2007. He received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and studied at John Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C., and the London School of Economics in London, England. Leach is the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. visiting professor of public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Leach was recently named director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

Leach’s lecture is part of a series on “America’s Role in the World” sponsored by Drake’s Center for Global Citizenship. The series continues Wednesday, Oct. 17, when agriculture expert Natalie Hahn presents “Making a Difference Through International Giving” at 3:30 p.m., in Bulldog Theater in Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

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Natalie Hahn

Hahn designed educational programs for rural youth with the Food and Agricultural Organization. For rural women in Nigeria, Hahn instituted 11 improved food crops and new processing methods, and served as the UNICEF representative to Malawi. She was also the deputy director of the UNICEF Programme Funding Office, and the senior private sector adviser at the UN Fund for International Partnerships. Hahn helped organize UN conferences with the private sector including tapping talents of nationals living abroad for Information Communication Technologies initiatives in the Caribbean.

The lecture series will continue throughout the fall semester. For more information about the upcoming lectures, call 515-271-1834 or visit the Web site.