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Iowa City IA 52242
UI International Mondays series resumes in February
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays, a seminar series specially
designed for internationally-minded people continues in February with four
presentations. Topics include global interaction, life in Turkey, third-world
development, and changing events in the former Soviet Union.
The series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs
and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.
All sessions are free and open to the public. The seminars are from noon
to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center, Room 230, unless otherwise
noted and include a free lunch. For more information on International Mondays,
call Jocelyn Cullity at 335-0637.
Following is the schedule of upcoming seminars:
Feb. 1: Michael McNulty, associate provost and dean for International
Programs and professor of geography presents "Global Localities: Can
Communities Survive Global Forces?" McNulty, who has been a UI faculty
member since 1969, has also been a visiting lecturer at the University
of Ibadan, Nigeria under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation Institutional
Development Program. He has served as an Urban and Regional Development
Advisor in the Office of Urban Development of the U.S. Agency for International
Development. McNulty has conducted research and technical assistant projects
in a number of countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Jordan,
the Philippines, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Thailand, and Russia. He has published
extensively on research related to urban and economic development in Africa
and other areas of the Third World.
Feb. 8: UI student Leslie Winter discusses "Turkey: Experience
it for yourself." Winter went to Turkey in 1994-95 for the academic
high school year to live with a host family, sponsored by American Field
Service. She is now a Global Studies major at the UI, focusing on development
health and human resources. Winter will show slides and talk about how
living abroad in Turkey has helped to shape her university and career choices.
Feb. 15: Nigerian native Chike Anyaegbunam speaks about "Creating
Dialogue for Development." Anyaegbunam is a graduate of the UI's Third
World Development Support Program and also holds a doctorate from the UI
School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked as a communication
consultant for various rural development projects sponsored by the United
Nations and the USAID. Anyaegbunam is an independent scholar who lives
in Iowa City with his family. He is currently developing a study to investigate
the utilization of the Internet for communication and human development
in rural Africa.
Feb. 22: William Reisinger, a UI professor of political science presents
"Tracking a Moving Target: The UI's Center for Russian, East European
and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and Events in the Former Soviet Bloc."
During the spring semester Reisinger is serving as acting director of CREEES.
He is a specialist on Russian politics, public opinion and behavior in
postcommunist countries, and Russians' view of the law. He is co-author
of the recently published book, "Can Democracy Take Root in Post-Soviet
Russia?" and co-editor of Constitutional Dialogues in Comparative
International Mondays is organized by UI International Programs, which
consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs,
research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and
dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize
the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and
The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa
City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.