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Nov. 2, 2007

Dodd to discuss national security and foreign policy Nov. 6

Sen. Christopher Dodd will present "The Rule of Law in U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A.

Dodd's presentation is the second in a series of presentations by presidential candidates from both major political parties. Candidates have been invited to discuss their national security and foreign policy ideas with the community.

Dodd will be introduced by Charles Swift, who is a UI visiting associate professor and acting director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law. Until August of this year, Swift served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps, and was assigned to the Defense Department's Office of Military Commissions.

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) is hosting the series with the support of the Iowa chapter of the National Security Network, the University of Iowa Honors Program, the University Democrats, and the College Republicans. ICFRC members will announce the other speakers in the candidate series when the dates of their appearances are finalized.

The Iowa City Community Cable TV Channel 4, the City Channel, will carry this program on a later date. Please consult the local newspapers for the cable TV schedule. WSUI-AM 910 will carry this program at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 on the Iowa Public Radio network.

Founded in 1982, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a nonprofit 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 ICFRC is funded by membership dues and contributions from community businesses, individuals, and university offices and organizations, including International Programs.

ICFRC is affiliated with University of Iowa International Programs, which enables UI students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity and give all university constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit http://intl-programs.uiowa.edu/ or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the UI Office of the Provost.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Thomas Baldridge, ICFRC, 319-335-0351, thomas-baldridge@uiowa.edu; Kelli Andresen, International Programs, 319-335-2026, kelli-andresen@uiowa.edu; Lois J. Gray, University News Services, 319-384-0077, lois-gray@uiowa.edu

UI International Programs enables UI students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity and give all university constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit http://intl-programs.uiowa.edu/ or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the UI Office of the Provost.