CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
UI senior to speak about future prospects for Bosnian children
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa senior Katherine Larsen will speak
to members of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Thursday,
Nov. 20 about what the future holds for Bosnian children. Larsen, a global
studies major who spent the summer of 1997 conducting research in Sarajevo,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, will present "Outlooks and Prospects of Sarajevo's
Youth" at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church,
30 N. Clinton St.
Larsen's interest in the former Yugoslavia developed out of an internship
at the U.S. State Department during which she represented the European
Public Affairs Office at the Bosnian Proximity Peace Talks in Dayton, Ohio
in 1995. In the summer of 1997 she went to Bosnia on a UI Stanley Fellowship
and worked with a non-profit organization helping to organize community
centers in Sarajevo.
The ICFRC seminar is free and open to the public.
For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Friday,
Nov. 21, following the noon news.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a non-profit association
of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S.
foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world
societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more
than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar
ICFRC is part of UI International Programs, which consists of a number
of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for international
programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and
community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.