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MEDIA ADVISORY
(For planning purposes only; not for publication or broadcast.)
PRESS CONFERENCE
ELIE WIESEL
1986 Nobel Prize Winner
Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Elie Wiesel, the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will be available to meet with the media from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Green Room (first-floor) in Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa.

He is on campus as part of "Global Focus: Human Rights '98", the UI's year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Wiesel, who once vowed never to speak of his experiences as a prisoner at the infamous Auschwitz death camp, will present a lecture on human rights at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa.

The lecture, "On the Threshold of the 21st Century," is free and open to the public.

10/9/98