Writer: Joel Holst
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Visiting professor to speak about Korean current issues and crises
IOWA CITY, Iowa-- Kim Kyong-Dong, professor of sociology at Seoul National
University, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC)
Monday, March 2, about current issues and crises in Korea. His presentation
will begin at noon at Yen Ching Restaurant, 1803 Boyrum St. in Iowa City.
Kyong-Dong is currently the visiting professor of sociology and adjunct
professor of Asian-Pacific Institute at Duke University in Durham, N. C.
He received his doctorate from Cornell University and has been widely
published in English and Korean about Korea and East Asia.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Tuesday,
March 3, 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.