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Iowa City IA 52242
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Foreign Relations Council announces May events
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) has
announced two events for the month of May.
The first event is a lunchtime lecture by Michael Jogerst, UI assistant
professor of political science. Jogerst will speak on the topic, "The
1997 British General Elections: How Did That Happen?" at noon Tuesday,
May 6. The second event is a morning lecture by Belaynesh Zavadia, vice-consul
in the Chicago office of the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.
She will speak on the topic, "Women In Israel" at 8 a.m. Monday,
May 12. Both events will be in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational
Church, 30 North Clinton Street.
Jogerst received a doctorate from Indiana University and had a Fulbright
fellowship at Oxford University. While at Oxford, he researched the British
House of Commons, commuting regularly to interview dozens of members of
Parliament. The endeavor resulted in his first book, "Reform in the
House of Commons: The Select Committee System," published by the
University of Kentucky Press in 1993. He continues to teach and write
about British politics and the politics of AIDS policies, and served as
ICFRC president in 1993-94.
After moving from Ethiopia to Israel in 1983, Zevadia served as a counselor
for the Jewish Agency and program coordinator for a local Jerusalem community
center. She received her master's degree from the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, then joined the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 1993. Later she
worked with the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in New
York City and served in the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. At her current
position with the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, she is responsible
for academic and community relations.
Both events are co-sponsored by the UI Center for International and
Comparative Studies. No reservations are necessary for those bringing
their own breakfast or lunch. For information about lunch and breakfast
menus and reservations, call the ICFRC at (319)335-0351.