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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 1, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY: International Students Share Perspectives On Law Enforcement

WHO: University of Iowa international students from China, Ghana, India, Russia and Sudan and local law enforcement officers

WHAT: "International Perspectives: Lack of Governmental Infrastructure, Illegal Seizures, Doing Time, and Bribes."

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 3, noon to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Iowa City Civic Center, Emma Harvat Hall, 410 E. Washington St.

UI international students will make presentations on several topics including government infrastructure (or lack thereof), how the jail process works, what happens when someone is arrested, and how bribes operate in their home countries. Members of the media are invited to attend the presentation.

This presentation is part of the "Painting the Lanes for a Better Understanding: Between the International Community in the Johnson County Area and Local Law Enforcement." This grant is a joint project of the UI Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and four Johnson County law enforcement agencies. The $10,000 grant, which is matched by UI International Programs, comes from NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentations. For more information, call Claire Cardwell or Jenna Montgomery at 335-0335.

One of the main goals of the grant is to build better relations between local law enforcement and international students as well as provide information about American laws to the international community - students, scholars and their families, said Claire Cardwell, the OISS international student adviser who initiated the grant.

OISS is part of UI International Programs, which consists of a number of
offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and
services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean
for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the
campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Center One, Suite
371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, International Programs, 319-335-2026,; Program: Claire Cardwell, 319-335-0335,; Writer: Mansi Bhatia