WRITER: ABBY GARLAND
CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 14, 2000
Weiner to discuss domestic, international challenges in Poland Feb. 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Janice Weiner, Foreign Service Officer and Iowa City
native, will speak about "Poland 10 Years after the Round-Table Agreement:
Domestic and International Challenges," at the Iowa City Foreign Relations
Council Monday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall of the Congregational
Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City. It is open to the public.
Weiner is a graduate of Iowa City West High School who spent her senior
year in Belgium and has since lived much of her life overseas. She received
her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1980 and graduated from
Stanford Law School in 1984.
After graduation Weiner tried work in politics and corporate law for a year
and a half before joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service
Officer. Since then she has worked in East Berlin; Brussels, Belgium; Ankara,
Turkey; Austria; Germany, and Sweden. She began her most recent posting in
Warsaw, Poland in the summer of 1999.
Taste of China will cater the meal accompanying Weiner's presentation, and
the cost is $6 for members and $7.50 for non-members. The deadline to register
for the dinner is noon Friday, Feb. 18. 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 335-0351. No reservations
by phone but last minute adjustments may be made.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday,
Feb. 23, following the noon news. Weiner's presentation is co-sponsored by
the UI International Programs with additional support from Prairie Lights
Books and Blank & McCune the Real Estate Company.
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 University of Iowa campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.
Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these
speakers and are held at noon or in the evening in order 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.
ICFRC is part of 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 for International
Programs, these units serve to further internalize the campus and community
and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.