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

Release: Immediate

Augustana professor to speak to foreign relations council about East Asia

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- James A. Winship, a professor of political science at Augustana College, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Friday, Jan. 15. His presentation, "East Asia: After the Crash," begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is open to the public.

Winship has served as the director of Augustana's Freistat Endowment for International Peace Studies since its inception in 1986. He teaches courses in international relations and American foreign policy as well as comparative politics of East Asia and the Middle East. As co-director of Augustana's East Asian term, Winship makes frequent trips to Japan and China. Most recently, he spent part of the summer of 1998 in Japan and China and the fall of 1998 in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand as leader of an Augustana study group.

Han's Cafe will cater a Chinese and Vietnamese buffet, and the cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. There is no charge for those who bring their own lunches. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by phone but last minute adjustments may be made.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Monday, Jan. 18 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 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.

1/12/99