CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Weston to commemorate 50th anniversary of human rights declaration
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Burns Weston, UI law professor and chairman of the
Global Focus: Human Rights '98 committee, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign
Relations Council Thursday, Dec. 10, the 50th anniversary of the signing
of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His presentation
begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30
N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is open to the public.
Weston is Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law and Associate
dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies at the UI. In his
role as chairman of the Global Focus committee, he has helped to bring
numerous speakers of international distinction to the UI, including three
Nobel laureates so far and two others scheduled in the coming months.
Weston's teaching and research interests center on international jurisprudence,
international human rights law, the laws of war, the law of State responsibility
(particularly in relation to the concerns of developing countries), and
international environmental law.
The New Pioneer Co-op will cater the meal and the cost is $4.50 for
members and $5.50 for non-members. There is no charge for those who bring
their own lunches. Checks can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations
Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa
52242-1802. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge
at 335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by phone but last minute
adjustments may be made.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Friday,
December 11, following the noon news.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a non-profit association
of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S.
foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world
societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more
than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar
ICFRC is part of International Programs, which consists of a number
of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the Associate Provost and Dean for International
Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and
community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.