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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

Visiting professor to speak about Korean current issues and crises

IOWA CITY, Iowa-- Kim Kyong-Dong, professor of sociology at Seoul National University, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Monday, March 2, about current issues and crises in Korea. His presentation will begin at noon at Yen Ching Restaurant, 1803 Boyrum St. in Iowa City.

Kyong-Dong is currently the visiting professor of sociology and adjunct professor of Asian-Pacific Institute at Duke University in Durham, N. C. He received his doctorate from Cornell University and has been widely published in English and Korean about Korea and East Asia.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Tuesday, March 3, 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.

2/26/98