HI Awards $200 for Cultural Diplomacy Public Lecture

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $200 to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, in conjunction with other internationally-minded organizations, for a public lecture "Through the Lens of Cultural Diplomacy: A Global Snapshot". The lecture will be offered on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM at the Englert Civic Theatre in Iowa City.

According to project director, Thais Winkleblack, Chris Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program, will give a lecture about the role that he and the state of Iowa plays in cultural diplomacy. The lecture will follow with a Q&A for audience interaction. The lecture will be recorded for audio and TV broadcast.

"The exchanging of ideas and stories allows a better understanding for everyone," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi, "and our organization is pleased to provide support for the lecture."

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.