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

Release: March 30, 1999

International Mondays presentations continue in April

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International Mondays!, a seminar series which focuses on presentations by individuals who have had international experiences, continues in April. Topics range from internationalizing American Studies to Chinese immigrants in the United States and party-controlled reform and the development of voluntary organizations in Vietnam.

This 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 (319) 335-0637.

This is the last month of International Mondays for this academic year. The series will resume in fall of 1999.

Following is a schedule of speakers:

April 5: "Internationalizing American Studies, With a Little Less Imperialism and Much More Reciprocity," with Maureen Montgomery, chair of the department of American studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and chair of the International Committee of the (U.S.) American Studies Association. Montgomery is an International Forum for U.S. Studies (IFUSS) Rockefeller scholar at the University of Iowa this semester. In her talk she will address such issues as sending American Studies majors overseas to study American Studies and her hopes for organizing an International Congress of American Studies at Canterbury in January 2001.

April 12: "Chinese Immigrants in the United States" with Hongjun Su, International Programs Scholar Affiliate. Su holds a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Iowa. Her research interests range from Chinese women to Asian American women and children with disabilities.

April 19: "Party-controlled Reform and the Development of Voluntary Organizations in Vietnam" with Mark Sidel. Sidel directed Ford Foundation programs in Vietnam and consults for a number of foundations and international organizations working in Vietnam.

Date: April 26, 1999: "Housing as International Relations for foreign students" with Margaret Miller Vaughan. International Programs Scholar Affiliate Vaughan's career as an educator and consultant has taken her overseas to Mainland China, England, Germany, Singapore, and Spain. Her early research was on multinational business managers and economic development. Later work focused on group and leader roles in innovation. She now teaches part time about research methods, organizational behavior, and problem design.

International Programs 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 teaching.

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.