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Iowa City features an extraordinary amount of opportunities to immerse yourself in art, athletics, culture, politics, writing, and more. Because our state has long paid terrific attention to international relations, Honors at Iowa has partnered with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) to support students interested in learning more about these topics.

Honors at Iowa sponsors free participation for honors students interested in the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council. Almost weekly, the ICFRC hosts expert discussions of global issues by statesmen, scholars, scientists, journalists, students, and more. The catered lunches are special treats as well, typically sampling cuisines from foreign cultures represented by the speakers or their topics.

Honors students can RSVP through the Honorable Messenger or at ICFRC.org!

Come to ICFRC with us!

Can't make it but still want to hear what the featured speaker has to say? Check out the archives on City Channel 4 at http://citychannel4.com/video/!

Some of our most popular speakers and topics include:

  • Janine di Giovanni, The Human Face of the Middle East Refugee Crisis (Watch Now)
  • Michael Zmolek, Seven Myths About Immigration (Watch Now)
  • zp dala: Sister Wives, Female Comrades in South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Struggles (Watch Now)
  • Blake Rupe, Health, Wealth, and Waste: Social Entrepreneurship in Global Health and Beyond (Watch Now)

ICFRC Events Calendar