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Post-apartheid climate in South Africa explored on 'International Edition'
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa political science Professor Joel Barkan
and Joseph Nxusani, a visiting law professor from the University of Fort Hare
in South Africa, will discuss the post-apartheid climate in that country on
the next International Edition radio show.
The show will air at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 on WSUI (AM 910), at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16 on WSUI (AM 910) and at 5:30 p.m. that evening on KSUI (FM
This month's show will feature three segments, including a discussion about
a special spring UI colloquium co-sponsored by the African Studies Program
and the Center for International and Comparative Studies. The colloquium participants,
which include several visiting South African specialists, are meeting weekly
to discuss changes that have taken place since President Nelson Mandela and
his government assumed office in May 1994.
Another segment will focus on the UI's new Irish Writing Program, administered
by the Division of Continuing Education. Program Director Martin Roper will
discuss this study abroad opportunity and the ways people can get involved
with the program.
The third segment is a piece produced by Gayane Torossian, a UI journalism
graduate student from Armenia. Torossian's segment portrays his experience
at the UI's recent Cultural Diversity Day, an annual event which celebrates
domestic and international diversity.
In its seventh year of production, International Edition is coordinated by
the UI Office of International Education and Services (OIES). OIES staff member
John Rogers and Martin Roper are the show's co-hosts, and OIES staffers Lois
Gray and Akua Brathwaite co-produce the show, with the help of WSUI senior
producer Julie Englander.
The show was created to reflect the inter-cultural mingling of the nearly
100 cultures represented on the UI campus by approximately 2,000 international
students and scholars. Programs are designed to educate, entertain and promote
cross-cultural understanding among international students and local community
OIES provides foreign student advising and educational and study abroad programming,
and works to increase the cross-cultural understanding and skills of UI students,
faculty and community members. More than 400 UI students study abroad each
year in programs and exchanges in an estimated 35 countries.
International Edition airs monthly on WSUI and KSUI. For more information,
call Gray or Brathwaite at (319)335-0335.