CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: March 24, 1999
UI political scientist to speak about fall of Communism
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Denise V. Powers, an assistant professor
of political science at the University of Iowa, will speak to
the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Tuesday, March 30. Her
presentation, "Ten Years After the Fall of Communism: The
Political Struggle for Historical Memory in Poland" begins
at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church,
30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City and is open to the public.
Powers joined the UI political science department in August
1998. Her primary research, which draws upon fieldwork conducted
in Poland from 1993-1995, examines the social psychological basis
of individuals' reactions to regime change, and she is currently
working on a book manuscript based on this research entitled
"Rebuilding States and Recasting Selves." Other research
interests include social mobilization, voting behavior, and the
dynamics of democratic transition.
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 may 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, March 31, 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.