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March 1, 2004

Political Science Instructor To Speak About Turkish Politics March 11

Jay Boshara, a political science instructor at Mount Mercy College, will speak about "Turkey: Internal Politics, External Negotiations," at the next Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon Thursday, March 11. The luncheon will be held at Rockwood Fellowship hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., from noon to 1 p.m.

Boshara is a former legislative staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. He lived in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for a year, where he lectured at Eastern Mediterranean University.

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 Monday, March 8. 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 Friday, March 12 following the noon news. This event is sponsored by the ICFRC and International Programs with additional support from Hands Jewelers.

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.

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.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, Writer: Kent Nguyen