WRITER; MICHELLE MONCRIEFFE
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 24, 2001
Foreign Relations Council hosts lectures Oct. 30, Nov. 1
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) has
lined up two distinguished academics for its latest round of talks linking
the community to developments in the global community. Both lectures take
place in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton
St. in Iowa City.
Jordan L. Cohen, professor and dean of the University of Iowa College of
Pharmacy, will speak on the subject of Global Availability and Access
to Pharmaceuticals, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at noon. Cohen's career spans
over 30 years and has seen him serve positions at the University of Kentucky
and the University of South California. His research has been in the areas
of pharmaceutical analysis, clinical pharmacokinetics of anticancer and anti-AIDS
agents, and disposition of drugs in the elderly. Currently, he has interests
in leadership issues in the health professions and the effects of the changes
in health care delivery on pharmaceutical education.
This lecture will be broadcast by WSUI-AM (910) on Wednesday, Oct. 31, following
the noon news. This program is presented in part with the support of New Pioneer
Co-op and Baldes, Leyden, and Associates. The catering will be provided by
New Pioneer Deli.
Shannon O'Lear, assistant professor of geography at the University of Illinois,
will speak about What Future for the Caucasus? Specifically Azerbaijan
and Armenia? on Thursday, Nov. 1 at noon. O'Lear's doctoral research
at Syracuse University examined communication spaces of environmental activist
groups in a number of cities in Western Russia and Estonia. She is currently
developing a public opinion survey project to collect data on environmental
perceptions and environmental policy in Azerbaijan. The data will be used
to analyze spatial relationships of environmental security and human security
in this strategically located, oil exporting, and newly independent state.
This event is presented in part with the support of Iowa Book, LLC and Mike
Cilek of Coldwell Banker. WSUI-AM (910) will broadcast this program on Friday,
Nov. 3 after the noon news.
Lunch will be provided at a cost of $6 for members and $7 for non-members
for each event. The deadline to register is noon, Friday, Oct. 26 for the
Cohen lecture, and Thursday, Oct. 30 for the O'Lear event. Checks may be written
to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International
Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Reservations are unable to be made by
phone but last minute adjustments may be made. For more information, call
ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at (319) 335-0351.
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.