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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 17, 2003

International Programs Dean To Speak At Foreign Relations Council Sept. 25

William Reisinger, University of Iowa interim associate provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs, will speak about "International Programs at Iowa: Helping a University and State Respond to World Events," on Thursday, Sept. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon will take place at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church 30 North Clinton St.

Reisinger is a political scientist who studies democratization, public opinion and Russian politics. Before joining the Office of the Provost, Reisinger served as chair of the department of political science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was previously director of the UI National Resource Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).

The luncheon will be catered by New Pioneer Co-Op at a cost of $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Reservations cannot be received any later than Monday Sept. 22. Reservations may not be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. Alternatively, guests are welcome to bring their own lunch.

For more information, call ICRFC Executive Director Tom Baldridge, or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Friday, Sept. 26, following the noon news. This event is sponsored by the Foreign Relations Council with additional support from US Bank.

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council 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. Annual membership fees are $50 per person, $75 for a household of two, $25 for additional house member; and $20 for full-time students or visiting scholars.

Meetings are scheduled from August to June to take advantage of these speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow the widest possible participation from the business community, other professionals, the community at large and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or as evening desserts.

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 program 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 Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, Program: Thomas Baldridge, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Kent Nguyen