Thomas Baldridge, executive director of the Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities, will speak about how individuals can make a difference globally.
...Baldridge has served as executive director of CIVIC since 1987.He also serves as the executive director of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council.Baldridge graduated from UI in 1952 with a bachelor of arts in French and pursued graduate work in international studies.He
served in the Korean War from 1953-1954.He later worked with the American Foreign Service, serving as a foreign service officer in Washington, D.C., Switzerland, Algeria and Laos over the span of his career.
"Citizen diplomacy is important in shaping how countries interact with one another," Baldridge
said."By developing cultural understanding between people from our country and others, we can empathize and treat people better."
For more information about this lecture or International Mondays, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 335-0345.
For information about CIVIC
, contact Baldridge