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Sept. 17, 2008

At A Glance

Fehér to discuss transatlantic diplomacy Sept. 22

Zoltán Fehér, chief creative officer and press attaché at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, D.C, will present "From Back Channels to 'The Colbert Report': The Changing Face of Transatlantic Diplomacy in the 21st Century" as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The presentation takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information and a complete schedule of events visit or or contact Amy Green, 319-335-1433 or

'Afghanistan: The Forgotten War' topic of Schneider's Sept. 24 noon luncheon

Mark Schneider, senior vice president and special adviser on Latin America for the International Crisis Group, will present "Afghanistan: The Forgotten War" at a noon luncheon of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Old Brick Church, 26 E. Market St in Iowa City. The National Security Network is also co-sponsoring the lecture.

Schneider joined the International Crisis Group in spring 2001. He directs the Washington advocacy office, conveying Crisis Group analyses and recommendations to the White House, the State Department, the Department of Defense and Congress, as well as the World Bank and other international organizations. He also serves as special adviser on Latin America and HIV/AIDS and security.

Oasis Falafel will cater the event. Reservations are $7.50 for council members and $8.50 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is noon Monday, Sept. 22.

For more information call 319-335-0352 or visit

Cancelled: Leavitt reads from new historical novel Sept. 30

David Leavitt will read from his new novel, "Indian Clerk," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live via the University of Iowa Writing University Web site

The event will be recorded for broadcast on Iowa Public Radio's "Live from Prairie Lights" series. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by WSUI's Julie Englander, air at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City and WOI-AM 640 in Ames.

Set in Cambridge University in the early 20th century, "Indian Clerk" is based on the life of English mathematician G.H. Hardy and his partnership with a self-taught Indian genius.

"Indian Clerk" is Leavitt's 12th book, and his other novels include "The Body of Jonah Boyd," "While England Sleeps" and "Equal Affections." He teaches at the University of Florida.


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