The University of Iowa

In Memoriam: Edwin "Ed" Zastrow, Jr.

July 17th, 2019

International Programs was saddened to learn of the recent death of Ed Zastrow, the executive director of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC).  Ed was a familiar figure in University Capitol Centre, passing in the hall with a smile and often a comment about something that happened in the news that day.  He  took pride in nurturing the Honors Program students he mentored, had a deep commitment to the goals of the ICFRC, and provided programmatic leadership that enhanced community participation and raised the level of discourse around international issues to a new level.  We send our heartfelt condolences to his family.  Ed’s work will be long remembered, and he will be missed.

His obituary can be found here.