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Oct. 15, 2003

Kadera To Talk About Democracy And War At Oct. 20 International Mondays

Democracy and war will be the topic of discussion for the next International Mondays lecture series Oct. 20. Kelly Kadera, associate professor of political science in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and author of the award-winning book, "The Power-Conflict Story," will be the guest speaker. The lecture will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The focus of Kadera's lecture will be on the evidence of the relationship between democracy and war at the global level. She will consider the effect of an international democratic community on the survival of young democracies, the conversion of autocracies, the use of conflict mediation and the occurrence of war.

Kadera's research uses dynamic models to understand international conflict processes. She has published on topics such as war contagion, power relationships, global democratic peace and democratic survival. Kadera is currently working on the relationship between the strength of the international democratic community and autocratic failures and the use of third party mediators. Kadera received her doctorate from the University of Illinois.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345.

The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

UI International Programs 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, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the 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: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Kent Nguyen