CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 9, 1999
Professor to speak about history of genocide
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Frank Chalk, a professor at Concordia
University and an expert in genocide studies, will speak to the Iowa City
Foreign Relations Council Monday, April 19. His presentation, "Can the International
Community Prevent Genocide: Early Warning, Early Action?" begins at noon in
the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa
City, and is open to the public.
Chalk is the co-author of "The History and Sociology of
Genocide: Analyses and Cases Studies," (Yale University Press, 1990) and the
author of several book chapters and journal articles on the Holocaust and
genocide studies. He has lectured on the history of genocide at the International
Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda at The Hague, and at many
universities and conferences around the world.
Chalk is First Vice-president of the Association of Genocide
Scholars and Past President of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. He
is also Co-Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights
Studies and a Fellow of the Chair in Quebec and Canadian Studies at Concordia
University, where he teaches courses on the history and sociology of genocide,
the history of Africa, and U.S. foreign relations.
His current research focuses on radio broadcasting in
the incitement and interdiction of genocide, with concentration on the Holocaust
and Rwanda, and the lessons which can be applied from those cases for the
prevention of genocide in the future.
New Pioneer Deli will cater the lunch, and the cost is
$4.50 for members and $5.50 for non-members. There is no charge for those
who bring their own lunches. 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 Tuesday, April 20, following the noon
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
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.