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April 30, 2004

UI Graduate To Speak On International Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia May 6

Jesse Allen Elliott, a 2003 University of Iowa graduate, will talk about the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at an Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon on Thursday, May 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church 30 North Clinton St.

Armed with a degree in political science and literature, science, and the arts, Elliott spent two months after graduation studying and writing in Copenhagen on a Humanity In Action research fellowship. He then worked as an intern in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague where he assisted in drafting a recently unsealed indictment against top Croat and Bosnian Croat war crimes perpetrators. He also helped to initiate a video evidencing database currently in use at the Tribunal.

Elliott is now back in Iowa City working as the Project Manager for the Year of the Arts and Humanities, which will be celebrated during the 2004-05 academic year, and will soon move to Washington D.C. to pursue his interest in national and international policy and politics.

The ICFRC luncheon will be catered by Taste of China and is priced at $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 38 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. The last day for making reservations is Tuesday, May 4. Reservations may not be made by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. Alternatively, guests are welcome to bring their own lunch.

For more information, call ICRFC Executive Director, Tom Baldridge, or Marianne Weiss at 319-335-0351.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Friday, May 7, following the noon news. This event is sponsored by the Foreign Relations Council with additional support from Blank & McCune, The Real Estate Company
A W Welt Ambrisco, and Hills Bank & Trust Company

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council 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 program 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.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351, thomas-baldridge@uiowa.edu; Writer: Mansi Bhatia