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Feb. 14, 2006

Carlson Discusses International Law Of Global Warming At Feb. 21 ICFRC

Jonathan C. Carlson, University of Iowa law and international studies professor and executive committee member of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, will discuss "The International Law of Global Warming" at the next Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon and lecture at noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Carlson's scholarship focuses on topics in international environmental law and international trade law. He is the co-author of the widely used textbook "International Environmental Law and World Law," which focuses specifically on the legal problems of global environmental protection. Carlson is co-editor of Burns Weston's textbook, "International Law and World Order: Basic Documents."

A graduate of McGill University in Montreal and an honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Carlson has been a faculty member of the UI College of Law since 1983. He has also held a secondary appointment in International Programs since 2004.

Send reservation forms (available at current_event.htm) with a check to ICFRC, 140 International Center, Iowa City, IA 52242-1802. Reservations for this event must be received in the office by noon, Friday Feb. 17. Seating is limited to 100. Reservation's for members are $7 and $8.50 for non-members. Checks can be made payable to I.C. Foreign Relations Council. Log onto for membership information. The Cottage will cater lunch, and vegetarian options are available.

This program is made possible with the support of the Douglas and Linda Paul Foundation of the East Central Iowa Charitable Trust and is sponsored by International Programs and ICFRC. For those unable to attend this event, WSUI (AM-910) will broadcast the program after the noon news on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

For more information on this event, the ICFRC or special accommodations for this lecture, 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 opportunities for members to hear over thirty experts per year who may be visiting the UI campus or the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

UI 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 Center One, Suite 371, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Thomas Baldridge, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Katie Chelminski