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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI senior to speak about future prospects for Bosnian children

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa senior Katherine Larsen will speak to members of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Thursday, Nov. 20 about what the future holds for Bosnian children. Larsen, a global studies major who spent the summer of 1997 conducting research in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, will present "Outlooks and Prospects of Sarajevo's Youth" at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St.

Larsen's interest in the former Yugoslavia developed out of an internship at the U.S. State Department during which she represented the European Public Affairs Office at the Bosnian Proximity Peace Talks in Dayton, Ohio in 1995. In the summer of 1997 she went to Bosnia on a UI Stanley Fellowship and worked with a non-profit organization helping to organize community centers in Sarajevo.

The ICFRC seminar is free and open to the public.

For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Friday, Nov. 21, 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.

11/14/97