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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Jan. 24, 2002

Photo: UI Law Professor Jonathan Carlson.

Carlson to speak on trade at Jan. 31 Foreign Relations Council

University of Iowa Law Professor Jonathan Carlson will discuss the legislative structure influencing international trade at noon Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. as part of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) lecture series.

Carlson, co-author of two books including International Environmental Law and World Order, teaches international trade law and international environmental law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Chicago Law School. He was an associate at a Washington, D.C. law firm for three years before joining the Iowa faculty in 1983.

Lunch will be catered by Taste of China. The cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. The deadline to register for the event is noon Monday, Jan. 29. Checks can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Although the council is unable to accept reservations by phone, last-minute adjustments may be made by calling the organization. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be broadcast by WSUI-AM (910 AM) on Friday, Feb 1 after the noon news. The lecture is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support from Iowa State Bank & Trust Co. and Hand's Jewelry.

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 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 wide participation from the business community, other professionals, the community at large and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings are scheduled at 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.