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Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations Speaker Series - Iowans in China

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Name: Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations Speaker Series - Iowans in China
Date: January 17, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations is delighted to announce the fifth evening in our 2017-2018 Speakers Series "Iowans in China" on Wednesday, January 17th. Our honored guests are:  Kyle Munson, Iowa Columnist at the Des Moines Register; Lynn Hicks, the Register’s Opinion and Engagement Editor; and Dr. David Skidmore, Professor of Political Science at Drake University.  All three gentlemen have traveled extensively in China.  Mr. Munson’s recent Register series, “Iowa in the Heart of China” is a fascinating read.  In addition to his travels in China, Lynn Hicks has chronicled much of former Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad’s first year as the US Ambassador to China and how Iowa’s relationship to China has evolved. Dr. Skidmore has taught at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, and has authored several books on the subject of US Foreign Policy and Globalization.  

The Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations (DMCFR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public dialogue on foreign relations. DMCFR holds monthly meetings featuring a speaker on topics of various aspects of foreign policy and international issues. Our meetings are held at Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines, Iowa.

Established as a program of the Council on Foreign Relations in 1938, American Committees on Foreign Relations (AFCR) became its own association in 1995 and established headquarters in Washington, D.C. Comprised of more than 30 local affiliates around the country, AFCR promotes dialogue between civic leaders and policy makers and other foreign relations experts through lecture-discussions and other civic forums.

The Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations is sponsored in part by Kemin Industries, Principal Financial Group, Des Moines Area Community College, and Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Please go to dmcfr.com for more details about the event, and the extensive biographies of our speakers.
Wakonda Country Club
3915 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Date/Time Information:
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception at 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Speakers and Q & A at  6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
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