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Feb. 2, 2004

Defense Expert To Speak On National Security Issues At Feb. 9 ICFRC

Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) about "National Security in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants and Weapons of Mass Destruction," on Monday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rockwood Fellowship hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St.

Prior to joining the Center for American Progress, Korb was a senior fellow and director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 1998 to 2002, Korb was the vice president of the council, director of studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg chair. He has written 20 books and more than 100 articles on national security issues and has made more than 1,000 appearances as a commentator on such shows as "The Today Show," "Good Morning America" and "Larry King Live," just to name a few.

The lunch will be catered by New Pioneer Catering. The cost of attendance is $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 Friday, Feb. 6. Reservations may not be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. 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 Tuesday, Feb. 10 following the noon news. This event is sponsored by the ICFRC and International Programs with additional support from US Bank.

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 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: Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351. Writer: Kent Nguyen