CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Public invited to October International Mondays series at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays, a seminar series specially
designed for internationally-minded people, begins its programming for
the Fall 1998 semester with four presentations in October. Topics include
the Peace Corps, the effect of a changing economy on women in China, the
Russian medical system, and global feminist economics.
The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs
and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.
All sessions are free and open to the public. The seminars are from noon
to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center, Room 230, unless otherwise
noted and include a free lunch. For more information on International Mondays,
call Jocelyn Cullity at 335-0637.
Following is the schedule of upcoming seminars:
Oct. 5: "Peace Corps: Opening doors to international employment
and development," by David Mohler, the UI Peace Corps Coordinator.
Mohler currently works at the UI on professional certification to teach
secondary French and ESL. He served two years with the Peace Corps in Gabon,
Central Africa, and has traveled to more than 11 African nations. He has
just returned from a research trip to Tanzania.
Oct. 12: "Going to the Sea - a Year in Changing China," by
Jocelyn Cullity, a UI graduate student. Cullity, of Canada, who is pursuing
a master's degree in Third World Development Support at the UI, will present
her documentary on women in Northeast China. The film explores the impact
of the switch to a market economy on their lives.
Oct. 19: "The Russian Medical System," by Elizabeth Swanson,
associate professor of nursing and associate dean of UI International Programs.
She will discuss her recent experiences working in Russian hospitals.
Oct. 26: The film, "Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies
& Global Economics," will be shown. This is a documentary on Global
Feminist Economist Marilyn Waring. This film offers a good background on
this internationally renowned speaker who will speak at the UI in the Main
Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. At that
time Waring will present, "The Sustainable Landscape: Idealism or
Reality?" Her lecture will address the role of individuals in the
global environment and the danger of the environment being colonized by
Waring is a feminist economist with a Ph.D. in political economy, a
development consultant who has worked in more than a dozen countries, a
farmer, and an activist for "female human rights." She is currently
a senior lecturer in social policy and social work at Massey University
in Auckland, New Zealand.
International Mondays is organized by UI International Programs, which
consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs,
research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and
dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize
the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and
The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa
City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.