J. Carl Ganter, director and co-founder of Circle of Blue, will deliver a lecture, “The Global Freshwater Crisis” at Drake University on Thursday, Oct. 18. Circle of Blue is an international network of leading journalists, scientists, and communications design experts that report and present the information necessary to respond to the global freshwater crisis. The presentation will take place from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room and is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship and the World Food Prize Foundation.
Ganter is a photojournalist, writer, and broadcast reporter; his work has appeared in magazines and newspapers, as well as on television and radio. He also serves on the Navigating Peace Water Working Group, which produces policy papers on global freshwater policies. Ganter has presented at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival, World Economic Forum, and Aspen Environmental Forum, and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is also the co-founder of the global initiative Designing Water’s Future. The organization challenges cross-disciplinary student teams to design solutions that explore new ways of understanding and responding to the global water crisis.
The event is part of The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship’s fall speaker series at Drake University. For more information, please contact David Skidmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-271-3843. Click here to see a complete list of events sponsored by The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship.