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

Release: Immediate

UI professor to speak about environmental leadership in Sweden

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Osterberg, adjunct associate professor in the geography department at the University of Iowa, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Tuesday, Feb. 24 about environmental leadership in Sweden. The program will begin at noon at Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., and is open to the public.

Osterberg has spent considerable time in Sweden, teaching at Dalarna University in Borlange, Sweden in the Spring of 1997. He also spent five weeks in Sweden during the summer of 1986 researching chemical contamination and health and safety of farmers.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday, Feb. 25, 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 Rapids area.

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 a 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.

2/19/98