WRITER: MICHELLE MONCRIEFFE
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 6, 2002
Former CIA Director, Naval Officer to speak at UI Feb. 11
Turner, a retired naval officer and former Director of Central Intelligence,
will give two public lectures at the University of Iowa on Monday, Feb. 11.
The first lecture, "Whither the Fight on Terrorism," is part of
the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) lecture series and will begin
at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, 30 North
Clinton Street, Iowa City. The second event is a lecture for UI history professor
David Schoenbaum's foreign policy course, "The U.S. and World Affairs,"
at 7 p.m. in the Shambaugh Auditorium at the north end of the UI Main Library.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Turner was Director of Central Intelligence during the Carter administration
and served as a four-star admiral of the Navy. As Director of Central Intelligence,
he headed both the Intelligence Community (the numerous U.S. foreign intelligence
agencies, such as those in the Departments of Defense, State, Treasury, and
the FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to his military
and governmental assignments, he has also taught at Yale University, the U.S.
Military Academy, and the University of MarylandCollege Park. He has
published several books, including "Terrorism and Democracy," "Secrecy
and Democracy: The CIA in Transition," and "Caging the Nuclear Genie:
An American Challenge for Global Security."
Those wishing to share in the luncheon during the Foreign Relations Council
presentation are asked to send payment in advance. The cost is $6 for members
and $7 for non-members, and the deadline to register for the event is noon
Friday, Feb. 8. Checks can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council
and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802.
Reservations cannot be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made.
For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at (319)
For those unable to attend WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program on Tuesday,
Feb. 12, following the noon news. The event is co-sponsored by UI International
Programs with additional support from Hills Bank & Trust Co and The American
House Inn at McGregor.
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.