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Drake Lecturer Kieran Williams to explore ‘Multiple Russias’

MEDIA CONTACT: Christina M. Sibouih, Iowa Council of International
Understanding, 515-282-8269 ext. 15, Christina.sibouih@iciu.org;
Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Drake University political science lecturer Kieran Williams
will present a talk –“Multiple Russias”– as part of a dialogue
series by Pioneer Hi-Bred and Iowa Council for International Understanding on
Tuesday, July 7.

His lecture will explore the mainstream media perceptions of Russia and its more
subtle internal politics.

Each dialogue will each take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the
Greater Des Moines Partnership Arthur Davis Conference Room, located at 700
Locust St., Suite 100 in Des Moines. Attendees are invited to bring their own
lunches to the events, which are free and open to the public.

The monthly series seeks to engage Des Moines’ public and business
professionals in dialogue on global issues and Iowa’s personal and
organizational connections abroad. The first two presentations were:

  • Tuesday,
    May 5 – “One Iowan’s Unique Trip to Baghdad” by Charles
    Montgomery, senior managing attorney for MidAmerican Energy and treasurer
    of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy. He will offer a presentation and
    discussion on his experiences during his recent trip to Baghdad.
  • Sunday,
    June 7 –”Why Global Health?” by Yogesh Shah, associate dean of
    the department of global health at Des Moines University. He will
    investigate the challenges of global health and how Iowans are making
    connections across the world.

The dialogue series is sponsored by the Iowa Council for
International Understanding (ICIU), Pioneer Hi-Bred and the Greater Des Moines
Partnership. For more information on the series, visit www.iciu.org.