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May 8, 2003

Posada To Share 'Reflections On The Colombian Crisis' May 16

Eduardo Posada-Carbó will discuss, "Reflections on the Colombian Crisis" in a lecture hosted by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City.

Posada is a distinguished historian, journalist, and essayist on the culture and politics of his native Colombia. He was educated in Colombia and later in Great Britain, where he received a doctorate from Oxford in 1991 and has been a resident for 20 years. He has taught at several British institutions, including the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of London, where he also organized numerous conferences.

Posada is presently a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. Apart from a study on The Colombian Caribbean, he has also written a history of his native city, Barranquilla. He is also a regular columnist for the leading Colombian daily, El Tiempo, as well as for other Colombian periodicals. Since September 2000 Posada has been an advisor to a Foundation in Bogotá devoted to peace and contributes essays regularly for its website related to problems of peace and democratic stability in Columbia.

Lunch will be served at the lecture, at a cost of $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members. The deadline to reserve lunch for this event is noon Wednesday, May 14. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. Reservations may not be made by phone, but last-minute adjustments may be made. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge or Marianne Weiss at (319) 335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will broadcast the program Monday, May 19 following the noon news. The event is sponsored by the ICFRC with additional support from UI International Programs and Iowa State Bank & Trust.

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 for International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu. Writer: Mansi Bhatia.