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CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: mary-geraghty@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Stanley Foundation president to speak to Foreign Relations Council about human rights

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Richard Stanley, chair and president of The Stanley Foundation, will speak at the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council's annual meeting luncheon Tuesday, May 19 at the University Athletic Club, 1360 Melrose Ave. The program begins at noon.

In his speech, "Human Rights: Assessment and Opportunity," Stanley will provide his observations on the current state of human rights, including thoughts on the creation of a permanent International Criminal Court to try accused perpetrators of war crimes and other crimes against humanity.

Stanley is a professional engineer and businessman. His family's foundation is a private operating foundation conducting policy and educational programs that foster a secure peace with freedom and justice.

Reservations for the luncheon must be received by Monday, May 18 and should be sent to the ICFRC office, 120 International Center, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1802. The council is unable to accept reservations by phone. The cost for the luncheon is $8.50 for members and $9.50 for non-members and guests.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday, May 20, following the noon news. For more information, contact the council at (319) 335-0335.

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 Rapids area.

Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow as wide a participation as possible from the business community, other professionals, the community at large, and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or evening desserts or as "Sack Lunch Seminars."

ICFRC is a part of UI 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.

5/13/98