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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 27, 2006

Hale To Discuss Tourism, Indigenous Peoples In Central America March 3

University of Texas-Austin associate professor of anthropology Charles R. Hale will discuss "Tourism and Indigenous Peoples in Central America: New Colonialism or Economic Alternative?" at the next Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon and lecture at noon Friday, March 3, at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Hale's areas of research and interest include race/ethnicity; identity politics; consciousness and resistance; activist anthropology; Latin America and the Caribbean. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1981 and earned his Ph.D. in 1990 from Stanford University.

Hale is on the University of Iowa campus as part of an International Programs Major Projects Grant-funded symposium, titled, "Liberalism and Its Legacies"

March 3 and 4, organized by Claire Fox, UI associate professor in English and international studies, with assistance from International Programs Projects Coordinator Leslie Aktan. The symposium is also a celebration of the work of Hale's father, Charles A. Hale, UI professor emeritus of Latin American history, long-time supporter of Latin American Studies on campus and UI faculty member from 1966 to 1998.

Send reservation forms (available at ) 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, Wednesday, March 1. Seating is limited to 100. Reservations 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 event was made possible with the support of US Bank and is sponsored by International Programs and ICFRC sponsor this event. For those unable to attend this event, WSUI (AM-910) will broadcast the program after the noon news on Monday, March 6.

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 Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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