CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Professor to speak about relationship between European Union and
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- What role can the European Union play in helping
to advance the Middle East peace process?
Thomas Philipp, a professor from Friedrich Alexander Universitat, Erlangen
in Bavaria, Germany, will shed light on this and other questions about
the developing relationship between the countries in the EU and those in
the Middle East in a March 26 lecture sponsored by the Iowa City Foreign
Relations Council (ICFRC). Philipp's lecture, "The European Union
and the Middle East," will begin at noon at Fellowship Hall in the
Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., and is open to the public.
Philipp, who teaches the politics and history of the Middle East, has
been a visiting professor and scholar at Harvard and Princeton Universities
as well as Dartmouth College. He received his bachelor's degree from Hebrew
University, Jerusalem and earned his doctorate in Islamic Studies at the
University of California at Los Angeles. He has published seven books and
numerous articles on the politics and history of the Middle East.
For those unable to attend the lecture, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this
program Friday, March 27, 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 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 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.