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WRITER: VITALIS TORWEL
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Oct. 18, 2002

Veteran journalist Linda Fasulo to speak at UI Oct. 25

Linda Fasulo, a veteran journalist and author who specializes in the United Nations (UN) and U.S. foreign policy, will speak at the University of Iowa Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in Room 101, Biology Building East, on the corner of Iowa Avenue and Dubuque Street. She will address a range of issues including Sept. 11, Iraq and the buildup to war, the role of the UN, media coverage of international affairs and women's issues. The presentation, entitled,
"A Conversation with Linda Fasulo," is free and open to the public.

Her lecture is co-sponsored by UI International Programs, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Law, University Lecture Committee, and public radio stations WSUI-AM and KSUI-FM.

Fasulo is UN correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. In addition, her news reports can usually be heard on National Public Radio (NPR) several times a week, and she is special UN correspondent for U.S. News and World Report. She is the author of "Representing America: Experiences of the U.S. Diplomats at the UN," and she is currently writing a book on the UN for Yale University Press.

Based at the UN, Fasulo has first-hand experience and knowledge of global issues. On Sept. 11, 2001, Fasulo was on site at the World Trade Center covering the terror attack on the U.S. and has continued to cover U.S. foreign policy and the latest international news. Besides terrorism, Fasulo is well-versed in major topics such as the UN in a post-Sept. 11 world, the U.S.-UN relationship, the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, peacekeeping and other "hotspot" topics, as well as women's issues and human rights.

For more information or special accommodation to attend this lecture, call Kate Corcoran, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at (319) 335-1406.