CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 17, 2000
Bekh to discuss Ukrainian foreign policy at Foreign Relations Council
IOWA CITY, Iowa Petro Bekh, the project director for an exchange program
between the University of Iowa and a Ukrainian university, will speak about
"Ukrainian Foreign Policy and the Role of International University to
University Partnerships" at the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Feb.
25 at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30
N. Clinton St., Iowa City. It is open to the public.
Bekh is the Ukraine's project director for the U.S. State Department Partnership
Program between Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine and
the University of Iowa. He has also served as director of the Office for International
Relations at his university since 1994 and head of the department on methods
of teaching foreign languages and applied linguistics since 1982. He is the
author of several English-language texts and two scientific Russian-Ukrainian-English
The deadline to register for the luncheon is noon Tuesday, Feb. 22. New Pioneer
Co-op will cater the meal, and the cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.
Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed
to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52245-1802. For more information,
call 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,
Feb. 28, following the noon news. Bekh's presentation is co-sponsored by UI
International Programs with additional support from Prairie Lights Books and
Blank & McCune the Real Estate Company.
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 University of Iowa campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.
ICFRC is part of 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 for International
Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community
and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.