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March 28, 2006

Nolan To Speak About U.S. Nuclear Policy At April 3 ICFRC

Janne E. Nolan, professor and deputy director at the Graduate School of Public Affairs in the Matthew B. Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies, part of the University of Pittsburgh, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC). Her lecture, "U.S. Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century," will be delivered at noon Monday, April 3, in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Nolan received her doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2004, she was appointed to her position at the Matthew B. Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies. Prior to that, she served on the international security faculty at Georgetown University for 10 years. Nolan is also co-chairman of the project titled, Discourse, Dissent, and Strategic Surprise: Formulating American Security in an Age of Uncertainty, sponsored by Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Nolan has even held numerous senior positions in the private and public sectors. In the private sector, she served at the Century Foundation, The Brookings Institution and at the Science Applications International Corporation. In the public sector, she was a foreign affairs officer in the Department of State, and a senior representative to the Senate Armed Services Committee for U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, among other positions.

This program is made possible with the support of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Co, and will be catered by The Cottage. For those who cannot attend, WSUI-AM will carry this program on Tuesday April 4, following the noon news.

Please send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 1111 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA, 52242-5500. Reservations are $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members and must be received by noon Friday, March 31.

For more information on this program, the ICFRC or special accommodations to attend this lecture, please contact Thomas Baldridge at 384-2260 or Marianne Weiss at 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 a part of International Programs, which consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects, and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean of 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: Marianne Weiss, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Erin Vaughn.