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May 5, 2004

Fox To Speak On U.S.-Mexican Border And Immigration Policy May 11

Claire F. Fox, associate professor of English in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and co-director of the Latin American Studies Program, will talk about the U.S-Mexican border and immigration policy at an Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St.

Fox teaches courses in U.S.-Mexico border studies and inter-American studies. She is the author of "The Fence and the River: Culture and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border," and her essays on border arts and culture have appeared in numerous academic journals and anthologies. Her current research is about the participation of Latin American intellectuals and artists in supranational organizations such as the Organization of American States and UNESCO during the Cold War period.

The ICFRC luncheon will be catered by New Pioneer Catering and is priced at $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. The last day for making reservations is Friday, May 7. 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 ICFRC Executive Director, Tom Baldridge, or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday, May 12, following the noon news. This event is sponsored by ICFRC and International Programs with additional support from Iowa State Bank & Trust Co., Blank & McCune, The Real Estate Company, and New Pioneer Co-op.

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.

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.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, Program: Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Mansi Bhatia