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University of Iowa News Release

March 29, 2005

Foreign Policy Specialist To Discuss U.S.-India Relations April 7

Kousar Azam, a leading Indian specialist on U.S. foreign policy, will speak about U.S.-India relations after Sept. 11, 2001 at the next Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon, Thursday, April 7, at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St.

Azam is a professor of political science at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. She returns to the University of Iowa International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) as a visitor in Fulbright's "Direct Contact with the Muslim World" initiative to lecture on U.S. foreign policy and Islam. Azam is the co-editor of The Indian Journal of American Studies and has been president of the National Congress for Defense Studies in India and director of the Center for Policy Research at Osmania University.

Send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 140 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802. Reservations for the Azam luncheon should be received in the office by noon, Monday, April 4. Reservations are $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members.

This program will be catered by Indian Cafe. This luncheon is made possible with the support of by Baldes, Leyden & Associates and the International Forum for U.S. Studies and is sponsored by International Programs and ICFRC. For those unable to attend the program, WSUI-AM will be broadcasting it on Friday, April 8, following the noon news.

For more information on this program or the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, 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 and IFUSS are both affiliated with UI 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.

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