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April 27, 2007

Norwegian, U.S. Societies Topic Of Foreign Relations Council Lecture May 2

University of Iowa alumnus Scott Reese, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, will speak on "Fish Oil, Fish and Oil: Norwegian Society and U.S. Issues" at a luncheon of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Wednesday, May 2 at the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City. Reese's remarks will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m.

Reese is returning from Norway after serving as vice consul at the U.S. Embassy at Oslo. Following home leave, he will serve at the U.S. Embassy in Mali. He previously served in Canada, Haiti and Sweden.

After earning bachelor's degrees in general studies and computer science from the UI, Reese worked for the UI Hygienic Lab and the UI College of Education.

This program is presented with support from Iowa State Bank & Trust Co. and Technigraphics Inc. The Cottage will cater the event. For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM 910 will carry the program at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6 on Iowa Public Radio.

Reservations are $7.50 for ICFRC members and $8.50 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is noon Monday, April 30.

For more information or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact Thomas Baldridge at 319-384-2260 or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

ICFRC is a nonprofit 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.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Joe Nugent, 319-335-2026,; Program: Marianne Weiss, 319-335-0351,; Writer: Joe Nugent.