WRITER: JOEL HOLST
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Geography professor to speak about indigenous people and the Mexican
IOWA CITY, Iowa--Itad Mutersbaugh, assistant professor of geography
at the University of Iowa, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations
Council (ICFRC) Thursday, April 9 about the movement of Indians in Chiapas,
Mexico. His presentation, "Indigenous People and the Mexican State,"
begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of Congregational Church, 30 North
Clinton St. The program is free and open to the public.
Mutersbaugh was a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Autónoma
Benito Júarez de Oaxaca in southern Mexico and has written about
the labor situation in Oaxacan villages as well as industrialization and
development in rural areas.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Friday,
April 10 following the noon news. For more information, contact the council
at (319) 335-0335.
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
Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these
speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow as wide of participation
as possible from the business community, other professionals, the community
at large, and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings
are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or evening desserts or as
"Sack Lunch Seminars."
ICFRC is a 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.