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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 2, 2003

International Mondays To Host Discussion On Post-War Iraq Oct. 6

International Mondays continues its weekly series with a discussion on post-war Iraq titled, "The U.N. and Iraq, Where Are We Now?" Wayne Osborn, president of Iowa United Nations Association and professor emeritus from Iowa State University, along with Katy Hansen, executive director of the Iowa United Nations Association, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 in the International Center Lounge.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served.

The war in Iraq started after a worldwide discussion among the people and negotiations within the United Nations, according to Hansen. Now, six months after the U.S. went into Iraq with coalition forces, the U.S. has again approached the United Nations to authorize help with its military operations and reconstruction. This lecture will analyze what stage the negotiations are in and what it means for the United Nations.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345.

The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

UI International Programs 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, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the 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.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu. Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Kent Nguyen