CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 8, 2001
Barkan to discuss World Bank with foreign relations council Feb. 13
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Joel Barkan, a professor of political science in the
University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, will address the question, "Can
the World Bank Adjust to the 21st Century?" on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at noon
at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton
Street, Iowa City. The program is open to the public.
Barkan is a specialist on issues of governance and political reform in developing
countries. In 1992 and 1993 he served as the regional democracy and governance
advisor for Eastern and Southern Africa at the United States Agency for International
Development. He was a visiting senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace
in 1997-98 and at the National Endowment for Democracy last year. He is currently
a resident consultant at the Governance Division of the Africa Bureau at the
The meal will be provided by Robs Delicatessen. The cost is $6 for
members and $7 for non-members. The deadline to register for the event is
noon Monday, Feb. 12. 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 (319)
335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by phone but last minute adjustments
may be made.
Barkans presentation is sponsored by the Iowa City Foreign Relations
Council (ICFRC) with additional support from the University of Iowa Community
Credit Union. WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program on Wednesday, Feb. 14
following the noon news.
ICFRC 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.
Meetings are scheduled from August to June to take advantage of these speakers
and are held at noon or in the evening to allow as wide a participation as
possible from the business community, other professionals, the community at
large and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings are scheduled
as catered luncheons, as dinners or as evening desserts.
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.