CONTACT: CATHY CLEMONS
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0008; fax (319) 384-0024
Speaker to address religion, politics of Turkey
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mangol Bayat, a visiting professor in the University of
Iowa School of Religion and department of history will give a luncheon talk,
"Religion and the Politics of Turkey" at noon Tuesday, April 29
at the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St.
The event is co-sponsored by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC)
and the UI Center for International and Comparative Studies and is presented
in part with support from Iowa State Bank and Trust. WSUI-AM (910) will carry
the program Wednesday, April 30 following the noon news.
The Middle Eastern-style luncheon will include chicken tajine from Morocco;
a Persian rice dish known as havij polo; an Israeli salad of corn, olives,
apples and potatoes; a Turkish eggplant salad; honey cake with almond; and
The cost is $6 for ICFRC members and $8 for non-members. Checks should be
written to the ICFRC and mailed to 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa
52242-1802. ICFRC must receive reservation checks by Friday, April 25, and
reservations will not be taken over the phone. For more information, call
ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at (319) 335-0351.
Bayat is the author of two books, "Mysticism and Dissent: Socio-religious
Thought in Qajar, Iran" and "Shi'ism and the Constitutional Revolution
of Iran 1905-1909." She earned a bachelor's degree in English literature
from the American University in Cairo, a bachelor's in history from London
University and a doctorate in history from the University of California at
ICFRC is a nonprofit association which seeks to increase interest in and
knowledge of world affairs and international understanding by providing members
opportunities to hear many of the experts who visit the UI and the Iowa City/Cedar
Rapids area. The group currently has about 200 members.