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Sept. 6, 2007

Reynolds to present 'History of Relations between Australia and U.S.' Sept. 11

Wayne Reynolds, (photo, right) associate professor in the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Newcastle in Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, will present "A History of Relations between Australia and the United States - Why Such Good Friends?" at a noon luncheon of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

Reynolds is an expert on the history of Australian foreign relations, with particular reference to great power alliances since World War II. He has taught courses on Australia's relations with Asia and with the U.S., especially in American involvement in the Asia-Pacific. He has published on regional security, nuclear weapons and regional terrorism. He is visiting the U.S. as part of a team, recruiting students for study abroad at the University of Newcastle.

This program is presented with support from Technigraphics Inc. and Hayek, Brown, Moreland and Hayek LLP. The Cottage will cater the event. For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM 910 will carry the program at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, on Iowa Public Radio.

Reservations are $7.50 for ICFRC members and $8.50 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is noon Monday, Sept. 10.

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 affiliated with UI 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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Kelli Andresen, International Programs, 319-335-2026,; Tom Baldridge, International Programs, 319-335-2260,