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Release: April 21, 1999
Human rights lecture cancelled
IOWA CITY, Iowa --
Nigerian human rights lawyer Chidi Anselm Odinkalu will not present a Global
Focus: Human Rights '98 lecture as was planned for Thursday, April 22 at the
University of Iowa.
The lecture was cancelled due to the speaker's sudden
illness and will not be rescheduled for the current academic year, says Burns
Weston, HR '98 organizer.
Odinkalu was to be the last HR '98 guest speaker and
would have capped the end of a program that has brought Nobel Prize winners
and various human rights activists to the UI since the program began last