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Release: April 24, 2002

Uzbek scholar invites public to rediscover Silk Route April 30

Uzbek lawyer Jumanazar Sultanov, a visiting scholar at the University of Iowa College of Law, will discuss "Rediscovering the Silk Route," as part of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) lecture series. The event is Tuesday, April 30, at noon at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton Street, Iowa City.

Along with four colleagues from countries of the former Soviet Union, Sultanov is at the University of Iowa to do research through a U.S. State Department-sponsored Junior Faculty Development Program. He is hosted by the UI Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and UI International Programs. In addition to his bachelor’s and master’s degree in international law, he holds a master’s degree in mathematics. Sultanov trained as a lawyer in Uzbekistan and taught international law at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy.

Lunch is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. The deadline to register for the event is noon Friday, April 26. Checks can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Reservations cannot be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at (319) 335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday, May 1, following the noon news. This event is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support from US Bank and The American House Inn at McGregor.

ICFRC 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.