University of Iowa will help with development of future leaders

In an opinion column in the The Des Moines Register, Scott King ’75, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at the University of Iowa, wrote about his trip to Iraq for an education forum, where he and other higher-education leaders discussed the country’s plan to send 10,000 Iraqi college students to the U.S. and other English-speaking nations in each of the next five years. “The forum demonstrated an amazing level of excitement and unity of vision from the government officials, Iraqi university leaders and others involved,” King wrote. “Indeed, they seem to see this as a means toward establishing the relationships they need to rebuild their own institutions, isolated for decades, into their rightful positions as world-class schools.”

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