CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Korean journalist to speak to foreign relations council about North
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Yoo Young-Ku, a Korean newspaper editor, will speak
to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Tuesday, Feb. 2. His presentation,
"North Korea 1999," begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of
the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is open to
Yoo, the assistant North Korean affairs editor for the "Jong-Ang
Ilbo" newspaper in Seoul, is considered the most prominent North Korean
affairs specialist in South Korea. He writes about Korea's unification
issues and acts as the North Korean affairs team leader for his newspaper.
Yoo also serves as a visiting lecturer at Kyungnam University's Graduate
School of North Korean Studies and as a research fellow at Hanyang University's
Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Yoo is in the United States as a participant in the U.S. Information
Agency's International Visitor Program.
Taste of China will cater the lunch, and the cost is $6 for members
and $7.50 for non-members. There is no charge for those who bring their
own lunches. Checks can 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 Wednesday,
Feb. 3, 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
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.