The University of Iowa has won a 300-thousand dollar federal grant to helppart of the former Soviet Union become a functioning democracy. U-of-Ipolitical science professor Vicki Hesli says a partnership has been formedto exchange U-of-I educators with Ukrainian educators.Hesli says one goal of the partnership is to help the Ukraine become athriving, full democracy. She and at least seven of her colleagues from theU-of-I Law, Education and Business schools will be going to live and teachoverseas off-and-on for up to three years.Helsi says the Ukranian university officials could have chosen any Americanuniversity to link up with to get this type of instruction, but they chosethe U-of-I for the honor.While she does speak some Russian, Helsi says it’s fortunate that manypeople in the Ukraine speak English. She says courses U-of-I instructorswill bring to the foreign land include: corporate law, electoral systems,financial budgets and professional ethics.
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