WRITER: JOEL HOLST
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
UI professor to speak about environmental leadership in Sweden
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Osterberg, adjunct associate professor in the
geography department at the University of Iowa, will speak to the Iowa
City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Tuesday, Feb. 24 about environmental
leadership in Sweden. The program will begin at noon at Fellowship Hall
in the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., and is open to the public.
Osterberg has spent considerable time in Sweden, teaching at Dalarna
University in Borlange, Sweden in the Spring of 1997. He also spent five
weeks in Sweden during the summer of 1986 researching chemical contamination
and health and safety of farmers.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday,
Feb. 25, following the noon news. For more information, contact the council
at (319) 335-0335.
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
Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these
speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow as wide a participation
as possible from the business community, other professionals, the community
at large, and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings
are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or evening desserts or as
"Sack Lunch Seminars."
ICFRC is a 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.