WRITER: MICHELLE MONCRIEFFE
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Nov. 8, 2001
MacDonald to speak on U.S. foreign policy at Nov. 13 Foreign Relations
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ken MacDonald, a University of Iowa geography professor,
will "Put U.S. Foreign Policy in South and Central Asia in Context"
at the next meeting of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, Tuesday, Nov.13
at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton
St., Iowa City.
A member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty, MacDonald
received his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Canada and has taught
at the University of Toronto. He has conducted research in Northern Pakistan
for the last 16 years and was in Pakistan during the Soviet occupation of
Afghanistan. His research focuses on understanding the multiple effects of
external intervention, much of it related to so-called 'globalization' on
local communities and ecosystems. His time in South and Central Asia has given
him a grounded knowledge of the political tensions in the region that affect
relations with the United States.
The event is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support
from Joe Brisben, Security Corporation of Iowa and Iowa State Bank & Trust
Co. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $6 for members and $7 for non-members.
The deadline to register for the event is noon Friday, Nov. 9. Checks can
be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC,
120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Reservations can not
be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. For more information,
call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at (319) 335-0351.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program on Wednesday,
Nov.14, 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 Eastern Iowa. Meetings are scheduled from August
to June to take advantage of these speakers and are held at noon or in the
evening to allow wide participation from the business community, other professionals,
the community at large and students, faculty and staff from the university.
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.