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UI political science professor to speak about National Security Council work

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- James Lindsay, a professor of political science at the University of Iowa, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Tuesday, Oct. 6, about his time working on the National Security Council. The event, which is open to the public, will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is co-sponsored by UI International Programs.

In 1996-97 Lindsay worked at the White House, serving as director for global issues and multilateral affairs at the National Security Council. He is a nationally recognized expert in U.S. foreign policy and frequently comments about U.S. involvement in international affairs. He has also been a guest scholar at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the Brookings Institution.

The deadline to register for Lindsay's presentation is Monday, Oct. 5. The New Pioneer Co-op will cater a meal of soup, salad, and bread. The cost is $4.50 for members and $5.50 for non-members. There is no charge for those who bring their own lunch. Checks can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by phone but last minute adjustments may be made.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday, Oct. 7, 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 Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of 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.