CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Dec. 28, 1999
Leach to discuss future of Test Ban Treaty at Jan. 8 Foreign Relations
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- First District Congressman Jim Leach (R-IA) will speak
to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 8, at the Mercantile Bank Atrium, 204 East Washington St., Iowa City.
His topic will be "Disarmament Today: The Future of the Test Ban Treaty."
Leach has represented the First District of Iowa since 1977. Currently,
he is chair of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services as well
as a member of the Committee on International Relations. In 1971-72, as a
Foreign Service officer, he was assigned to the Arms Control and Disarmament
Agency, serving as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and as
a delegate to the Geneva Disarmament Conference.
He earned his B.A. degree (cum laude) in political science from Princeton
University and an M.A. degree in Soviet Politics from the Johns Hopkins School
of Advanced International Studies.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Monday,
Jan. 10, following the noon news.
New Pioneer Co-Op will cater the meal accompanying Leach's speech. The cost
is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The event is open to the public
on a space available basis. The event is co-sponsored by UI International
Programs with additional support from Mercantile Bank.
The deadline to register for the luncheon is noon Thursday, Jan. 6. 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.
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.
Meetings are scheduled from August 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 as evening desserts.
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.
ICFRC currently has approximately 200 members. To join the ICFRC, annual
membership fees are as follows: general member's dues -- $50; household of
two people -- $75; and student/visiting scholar -- $20.