University of Iowa News Release
Release: May 5, 2003
UI Faculty Awarded International Programs Research Awards
The 2003-2004 International Programs Major Research Projects awards have
been presented to four University of Iowa faculty members. The awards, valued
at $10,000 each, are provided to support individual and collaborative research
projects, symposia, and conferences.
The following UI faculty members won the awards to support their projects:
||Enrique Carrasco, professor of law, will present a symposium
on "Whither Goes Cuba? Prospects for Economic and Social Development." The
symposium will focus on the future social and economic development of
Cuba, especially as they relate to trade and investment with the U.S.
||Kelly M. Kadera, assistant professor of political science, will host
a two-day public symposium on the possibility of global peace. Entitled "A
Global Democratic View," the symposium will invite international
relations scholars to present their work on topics such as network analysis,
implications of global democratic peace (or lack thereof) for American
foreign policy, and the relationship between global democracy and crisis
||Teresa Mangum, associate professor of English, will participate in
the annual conference of the Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies Association,
which is meeting at UI in April 2004. She will present "Serious
Pleasures," a showcase of university collections including European
art and opera, photography, pre-cinematic technologies, and international
theatre and music history.
||Burns Weston, director of the UI Center for Human Rights, will participate
in a research colloquium on "Using the Human Rights Framework to
Combat Abusive and Exploitative Child Labor." The colloquium is
expected to generate fresh insights into a rights-based approach to this
global outrage and will be used in the UI course "Child Labor and
For information on the International Programs Major Projects Fund, contact
Blythe Burkhardt at (319) 335-1436.
International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, academic
programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost
for academic programs and the dean of International Programs, these units
serve to further internationalize the campus and community and to promote
global scholarship, research, and training.
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