The University of Iowa

"Gold Star" Harrison to address education in Nicaragua during two UI events

August 25th, 2011

Carroll Harrison, an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), will return to Iowa Aug. 19 and 20 to discuss educational disparities in Nicaragua.

Harrison is participating in a “Gold Stars’ Tour,” one of series of special programs in 2011 for returning IVLP alumni. The National Council for International Visitors annually bestows the gold star on members of the national network who exemplify excellence in citizen diplomacy.

Harrison first visited the UI in 1998 to research higher education. As a result of that experience, he co-founded the first university on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, which provides accessible higher education opportunities and empowers disadvantaged communities.

Community members can meet Harrison at the following events:

What: Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC) reception in honor of Carroll Harrison
When: 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29,
Where: The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City
Cost: Free for current CIVIC members, $25.00 for guests
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What: Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) lecture/luncheon
When: Noon on Tuesday, Aug. 30
Where: Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton, Iowa City.
Cost: Lecture is free; cost and registration required for luncheon
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ICFRC and CIVIC are community partners of UI International Programs.