WRITER: MICHELLE MONCRIEFFE
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: May 9, 2002
Stanley Foundation officers to discuss U.S.-Iran relations May 15
Gray and Michael Kraig of the Stanley Foundation will speak on "Emerging
From Conflict (EFC): Discussions with Iran, the next in a series of
lectures organized by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC). The
event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Rockwood
Fellowship Hall in the Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., Iowa City.
Recent political changes in both Iran and the United States offer hope for
improved bilateral relations over the next few years. The Stanley Foundation
hopes to develop programs that will lead to the search for common ground with
Gray and Kraig are both program officers at the Muscatine-based Stanley
Foundation. Gray works in the U.S. foreign policy department and is currently
responsible for the Emerging From Conflict foreign policy program. She has
taught comparative politics and Asian studies at Providence and Macalester
colleges and the universities of Louisville, Minnesota, and Port Harcourt
(Nigeria). Kraig is currently managing two new areas for future projects in
international security. He completed his graduate work at the State University
of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and consulted and lectured on U.S. nuclear weapons
Lunch will be provided by New Pioneer Catering at the Rockwood Fellowship
Hall and is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. The deadline to register
for the event is noon Monday, May 13. 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) 335-0351.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program on Thursday,
May 16, following the noon news. The event is co-sponsored by UI International
Programs, with additional support from US Bank and New Pioneer Co-op.
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.
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.