Rep. Jim Leach of Iowa, chairman of the House of Representatives' Committee
on Banking and Financial Services, will be the guest speaker at a University
of Iowa graduate-level business class from 8:05 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Wednesday,
Leach, a Republican who represents the First District of Iowa, will
speak to students in the course, "Applied Securities Management II"
in Room S121 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.
The course, taught by assistant finance professor Tim Loughran, is an
advanced course for students pursuing master of business administration
(MBA) degrees. Students in the course act as the managers of portfolio
of stocks, known as the "Henry Fund," worth about $250,000.
Leach will speak to students about current issues in banking and security
law, the recent economic turmoil in southeast Asia, and Leach's proposals
to reform and to change the funding for the International Monetary Fund.
Representatives of the media are welcome to attend the session.
Leach will also be available to meet briefly with reporters immediately
following the session with students.
Leach, who was elected to Congress in 1976, is also a member of the
House Committee on International Relations and the House Subcommittee on
Asian and Pacific Affairs.
He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Princeton University,
a master's degree in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University
and held a two-year research appointment at the London School of Economics.