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Feb. 13, 2003

Jae-On Kim To Speak On North Korean Nuclear Threat

Jae-On Kim, University of Iowa sociology professor and director emeritus, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), will discuss "Nuclear Threats from North Korea and the Anti-American Feelings in the South: an American Dilemma," at the next Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC). The luncheon and lecture is Tuesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton Street, Iowa City.

Kim was born in Korea, and he came to the U.S. for higher education, receiving his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1970. Kim teaches "political sociology" and "society and politics of East Asia." His current research interests include comparative study of East Asian societies. Kim's recent trips to East Asia have included China, Japan, and Korea several times in recent years. He spent a semester in Korea in 2002 and visited South Korea early this year.

Those wishing to attend should send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802. Reservations are $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members. For more information on this program or the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, contact Tom Baldridge, ICFRC executive director, at (319) 335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM will re- broadcast the lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 19, following the noon news. This program is made possible with the support of CAPS and UI International Programs.

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 for academic programs and dean of International Programs (IP), 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 Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, Program: Tom Baldridge, ICFRC, 319-335-0351.