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Jan. 12, 2007

Seaton To Address 'UK-U.S. Cooperation Combating Terrorism' At Jan. 23 ICFRC

Andrew Seaton, British Consulate-General in Chicago, will lecture on "UK-U.S. Cooperation Combating Terrorism" at the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, located at 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Seaton's appointment in Chicago began in August 2003. He was educated at the University of Leeds and Beijing University. He joined the Foreign Office in 1977 and was posted as second secretary at the British Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, in 1979. In 1981, he was appointed Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong working on China Trade. Returning to the Foreign Office, he served first in the Personnel Policy Department, responsible for all recruitment to the Foreign Office, and then as head of the China desk in the Far Eastern department. He then worked on loan to the Overseas Development Administration, as deputy dead of the Aid Policy Department, responsible for development aid strategy and resources. He returned to Hong Kong in 1995, serving as deputy consul general and trade counselor. From November 2000 to July 2003, he was the head of China Hong Kong Department at the Foreign Office in London.

The program is presented in part with the support of M.C. Ginsburg Estates and Brandt Heating & Air Conditioning and is co-sponsored by UI International Programs. The lecture will be broadcast on WSUI-AM at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 on the News/Talk Iowa Public Radio network.

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, Jan. 19. Taste of China 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.

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.