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Nov. 30, 2006

Schiffer To Discuss North Korean Policy At Dec. 12 ICFRC Luncheon

Michael Schiffer, program officer in Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation, will lecture on "North Korea Policy after the Nuclear Test" at the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, located at 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

At Stanley, Schiffer is responsible for the foundation's Asia programs and a range of other U.S. national and global security issues. He is also a Center for Asia and Pacific Studies Fellow at the University of Iowa. Before joining the foundation, he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the National Institute of Defense Studies in Japan. From 1995 to 2004, Schiffer worked on the staff of Sen. Dianne Feinstein as senior national security adviser and legislative director. Prior to that, he was director of International Security Programs at New York University's Center for War, Peace and the News Media and also managed a bed and breakfast inn in Hawaii. Schiffer received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and New York University.

The program is presented in part with the support of Meardon, Sueppel & Downer, PLC and Technigraphics, Inc. and is co-sponsored by UI International Programs. The lecture will be broadcast on WSUI-AM on Wednesday, Dec. 13 following the news at noon.

Please send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 1111 University Capitol Centre, Iowa City, IA, 52242-5500. Reservations are $7.50 for members and $8.50 for non-members; and all must be received by noon on Friday, Dec. 8. The Cottage will cater the event.

For more information on this program, the ICFRC or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact Thomas Baldridge at 319-384-2260 or Marianne Weiss 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 a part of International Programs, which enables University of Iowa students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity, and give all University constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the Office of the Provost.

More information on the Stanley Foundation is available at

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: Kelli Andresen