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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 23, 2004

ICFRC Speaker To Discuss Development Issues In Nepal Oct. 7

The increasing poverty, social conflict and human insecurity in Nepal will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, during the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. Prabha Thacker, the chairperson of MANUSHI, a nongovernmental organization, will speak on "The Development Dilemma in Nepal."

Thacker earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. She has pursued graduate work in the United Kingdom and the United States, and her work as a consultant has taken her throughout southern Asia and Southeast Asia. 

The program will be catered by New Pioneer Catering and is supported by University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Bill and Pat Sueppel and UI International Programs.

For those unable to attend the program, WSUI-AM will broadcast it on Friday, Oct. 8, following the noon news.

Please send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802.  Reservations for the lunch should be received in the office by noon, Monday, Oct. 4. Reservations are $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members.

For more information on this program or ICFRC, contact Tom Baldridge at 319-335-0351.

ICFRC 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.

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 programs and dean of International Programs (IP), 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

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.