WRITER: MANSI BHATIA
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 21, 2002
Ortega to discuss transformations in Bolivian-U.S. relations Oct. 25
Pamela Calla Ortega will discuss "From Coca to Gas: Transformations
in Bolivian-U.S. Relations" with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council
Friday, Oct. 25 at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church,
30 North Clinton Street.
Calla, a native of Bolivia, received her doctorate in anthropology from
the University of Arizona in 1996. Following her doctoral project, she returned
to Bolivia where she teaches in three universities. She coordinates a program
in intercultural and bilingual education at the Universidad de San Simon,
in Cochabamba. She also coordinates a masters degree program in gender
and development at the University of San Andres in La Paz. Among her publications
is a recent article, "Gender and Ethnicity in Bolivian Politics: Transformation
Calla is in Iowa City to participate in the conference: "Race, Culture
and Power: From Purity of Blood to Indigenous Social Movements in Latin America"
Lunch will be catered. Reservations can be made until noon Wednesday, Oct.
23 by sending checks of $7 for members and $8.50 for guests and non-members
to ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Reservations
can not be made over the telephone, but last minute adjustments can be arranged.
For more information, call (319) 335-0351.
Those unable to attend the program can listen to the broadcast by WSUI-AM
(910) on Monday, Oct. 28, following the noon news. This program is presented
in part with the support of University of Iowa International Programs and
Iowa Book, LLC.
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 for academic programs and dean of International
Programs (IP), these units serve to further internationalize the campus and
community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.