CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
ICFRC speaker to discuss Guatemalan peace process
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Can Guatemala recover from more than 30 years of civil
war? What will it take to sustain the peace agreement signed nearly a year
ago by Guatemalan government officials and guerrilla rebels?
Mary Gray Davidson, a veteran radio journalist who has covered world affairs
for the past 12 years will address these and other questions in her seminar
"Guatemala's Tentative Peace," Wednesday Dec. 17. The lecture takes
place at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton
St., and is cosponsored by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC)
and University of Iowa International Programs.
Davidson, a senior producer of the Stanley Foundation's syndicated radio
series, "Common Ground," has interviewed heads of state, the Secretary-General
of the United Nations, and has covered events in Latin America, the Middle
East, Europe, and the Russian Federation. Her presentation will focus on Guatemala's
recently-ended civil war and the efforts to rebuild the society. She will
include slides taken during her visit this fall.
Reservations are $4.50 for ICFRC members and $5.50 for non-members and guests
and must be received in the ICFRC office, 120 International Center, by Monday,
Dec. 15. No reservations are necessary for those who plan to bring their own
lunches. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council
and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802.
For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351.
They are unable to take reservations by telephone but last minute adjustments
may be made.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Thursday,
Dec. 18, following the noon news.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council 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 part of UI International Programs, which consists of a number of
offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and
services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for international
programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community
and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.