CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Professor to speak to foreign relations council about human rights
in South Africa
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Christopher John Robert Dugard, a professor at Leiden
University in the Netherlands, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations
Council Friday, Jan. 29. His presentation, "Human Rights in South
Africa," begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational
Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is open to the public.
Dugard, a professor of public international law, has recently moved
to the Netherlands from South Africa. He is also emeritus professor of
law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he taught
since 1969. He is a member of the International Law Commission on Human
Rights and the author of several books about human rights and South Africa.
New Pioneer will cater the Jan. 29 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,
Feb. 1, 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.