The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council seeks to promote understanding of international issues by hosting community forums with expert speakers from around the world.
Founded in 1983, the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) is a non-profit organization of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy, international affairs and global issues.
The Council hosts experts who speak on foreign policy, international relations, law, arts, the environment, politics, diplomacy, and current events. Events are scheduled primarily during the academic year, held from 12:00 to 1:15 PM. After a break at 1:00 PM to allow those who must leave to make their exit, the final fifteen minutes are dedicated to a question and answer period. A locally catered lunch is available for purchase.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is located at 1120 University Capitol Center within the offices of International Programs, but it is funded by membership dues and ccontributions from community businesses, individuals, and university offices and organizations.
Our Newsletter and Brochure: 2016-17 Annual Brochure
Come to ICFRC with us! (Video courtesy of the University of Iowa Honors Center):
Board of Directors:
David Martin, President
Sue Dulek, Vice President
Sandra Morrow , Secretary
Bob Ross, Treasurer
Carrie Z. Norton
Usha R. Balakrishnan
Mace & Kay Braverman
Karen & Wallace Chappell
Jim & Pat Ephgrave
Adam & Brigette Ingersoll
Janet Lyness & John Wadsworth
Dave & Diane Martin
Bob & Mary Ross
David Rust & Joy Smith
Bill & Pat Sueppel
W. Richard & Joyce Summerwill
Dave, Denise, & Mike Tiffany
Woody & Rubie Watson
AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Inc.
Council for International Visitors to Iowa City (CIVIC)
Hayek, Brown, Moreland, & Bergus, LLP
Iowa City Noon Rotary
International Writing Program
Iowa United Nations Association
Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization
The Norton Fund
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
The University of Iowa’s International Programs
Stanley – UI Foundation Support Organization
The University of Iowa’s Honors Program
*Contributions to this educational, non-profit organization qualify as charitable contributions under IRS 501 (c) (3) for federal tax purposes.