The University of Iowa

Middle East expert will give talk on Egypt Feb. 22

February 18th, 2011

This announcement appeared in Eastern Iowa Life.

The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) will welcome Brian Katulis, an expert on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East, for a lecture on Egypt and current events in the Middle East. The talk, “Implications for America’s Broader Policies in the Middle East,” will begin at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Social Hall of the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert in Iowa City. The event is free and open to the public.

An optional lunch will be catered by Oasis at a cost of $8 for ICFRC members and $9 for nonmembers. Luncheon reservations are due by noon on Monday, Feb. 21.

Katulis will share insights on the recent events in Egypt as well as what the next steps for the U.S., and more specifically the Obama administration, should be. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. He lived and in worked in Egypt from 1995 to 1998.

ICFRC is a community partner of University of Iowa International Programs.

For more information contact Sarolta Graves at 319-335-0351 or

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