Our Mission:


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: 2015-2016 Annual Report

Come to ICFRC with us! (Courtesy of the University of Iowa Honors Center): Video


Board of Directors:fullsizerender
David Martin, President
Sue Dulek,
Vice President
Sandra Morrow , Secretary
Bob Ross, Treasurer
Thais Winkleblack, Past President
Joyce Carman
Karen Chappell
Brett Cloyd
Peter Hansen

Janet Lyness
Katherine Moyers
William Reisinger
Carrie Z. Norton

Our Sponsors:

Mace & Kay Braverman
Karen & Wallace Chappell
Sue Dulek
Mary Gantz
Adam & Brigette Ingersoll
Janet Lyness & John Wadsworth
Mike Margolin
Dave & Diane Martin
John Menninger
Bill & Pat Sueppel
Richard & Joyce Summerwill
Dave, Denise, & Mike Tiffany
Ed Zastrow

AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Inc.
Hands Jewelers
Hayek, Brown, Moreland, & Bergus, LLP
Iowa City Noon Rotary Club
Lensing Funeral Services
MidWestOne Bank
Taxes Plus
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
US Bank



Our Collaborators:

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.