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

Release: Sept. 25, 2002

Green Party candidate to speak on globalization at Oct. 2 Foreign Relations Council

Tim Harthan, a member of the Emmetsburg City Council and Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate from Iowa, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) about the "Dangerous Consequences of Globalization" on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at noon in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St., Iowa City.

A native of Mason City, Harthan graduated from Clear Lake High School and received his B.A. degree in political science and religion from Luther College in 1978. He has worked for Land O' Lakes, Inc., owned and operated a restaurant and bar, and worked in various jobs to support his family while his spouse was studying for a degree in pharmacy. He was disabled in 1999 and is a double amputee.

Lunch will be catered. Reservations can be made up until noon Monday, Sept. 30 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 over the telephone may not be made, but last minute adjustments can be worked out for those unable to meet the deadline of Sept. 30. For more information call (319) 335-0351.

This program is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support from Iowa State Bank & Trust Co. and Hartwig Jeep. Those unable to attend the program can listen to the broadcast on WSUI-AM (910) on Thursday, Oct. 3, following the noon news.

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.