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Nov. 11, 2003

Kucinich To Speak On U.S. Foreign Policy, Nov. 14

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic presidential candidate, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council on "United States Foreign Policy" at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, Rockwood Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., The event is free and open to the public.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and the eldest of seven children, Kucinich first came to national prominence in 1977 when he was elected mayor of Cleveland at age 31, the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city. In 1994, Kucinich won the election to the Ohio Senate. Four years later he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves as chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

This event is sponsored by ICFRC and UI International Programs. For more information, call ICRFC Executive Director Tom Baldridge, or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

WSUI-AM (910) will also have an interview with Kucinich on "Talk of Iowa" at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14.

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council 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.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Writer: Kent Nguyen