To learn more about the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, watch this short video!
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 contributions from community businesses, individuals, and university offices and organizations.
Our Newsletter and Brochure: 2018-19 Annual Review
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
Click here to view ICFRC Board Member History
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
W. Richard & Joyce Summerwill
Dave, Denise, & Mike Tiffany
Businesses & Organizations:
AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Inc.
Council for International Visitors to Iowa City (CIVIC)
International Writing Program
Iowa United Nations Association
The Norton Fund
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
UBS Group AG
The University of Iowa’s International Programs
Stanley – UI Foundation Support Organization
The University of Iowa’s Honors Program
The University of Iowa Public Policy Center
*Contributions to this educational, non-profit organization qualify as charitable contributions under IRS 501 (c) (3) for federal tax purposes.