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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: February 25, 1999

United Nations expert to speak to foreign relations council

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stephen Marks, a law professor and expert on policy and politics in the United Nations, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Friday, March 5. His presentation, "The Twilight of Human Rights Foreign Policy?" begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is open to the public.

Marks is director of the U.N. Studies Program at Columbia University's Law School and School of International and Public Affairs. He teaches courses on International Law, UN Peace Operations, Preventive Diplomacy, and Law and Politics in the UN. He has taught at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, Rutgers University Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, The New School for Social Research, and other universities in the U.S. and abroad.

New Pioneer Deli will cater the lunch, and the cost is $6.50 for members and $8 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 Monday, March 8, 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 Rapids area.

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.