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Release: Feb. 6, 2002

Former CIA Director, Naval Officer to speak at UI Feb. 11

Stansfield Turner, a retired naval officer and former Director of Central Intelligence, will give two public lectures at the University of Iowa on Monday, Feb. 11.

The first lecture, "Whither the Fight on Terrorism," is part of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) lecture series and will begin at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton Street, Iowa City. The second event is a lecture for UI history professor David Schoenbaum's foreign policy course, "The U.S. and World Affairs," at 7 p.m. in the Shambaugh Auditorium at the north end of the UI Main Library. Both events are free and open to the public.

Turner was Director of Central Intelligence during the Carter administration and served as a four-star admiral of the Navy. As Director of Central Intelligence, he headed both the Intelligence Community (the numerous U.S. foreign intelligence agencies, such as those in the Departments of Defense, State, Treasury, and the FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to his military and governmental assignments, he has also taught at Yale University, the U.S. Military Academy, and the University of Maryland—College Park. He has published several books, including "Terrorism and Democracy," "Secrecy and Democracy: The CIA in Transition," and "Caging the Nuclear Genie: An American Challenge for Global Security."

Those wishing to share in the luncheon during the Foreign Relations Council presentation are asked to send payment in advance. The cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members, and the deadline to register for the event is noon Friday, Feb. 8. 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 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, following the noon news. The event is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support from Hills Bank & Trust Co and The American House Inn at McGregor.

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.