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Media Advisory: Time change for Hanan Ashrawi press conference Feb. 2

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Due to a change in her travel schedule, Hanan Ashrawi, former Minister of Higher Education for the Palestinian National Authority, will be available to meet with the media Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. This is immediately following her first lecture on campus, "Palestine and Human Rights," at 4 p.m. also in the IMU Terrace Room. Ashrawi's second lecture, "The Middle East Peace Process," will take place as originally scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the IMU Main Lounge. Both lectures are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the University Lecture Committee.

For more information about the lecture, contact Shirin Sadeghi, the Lecture Committee's event coordinator, at (319) 337-4103 or <shirin-sadeghi@uiowa.edu>. Sadeghi can also help reporters arrange interviews with UI Palestinian students.

Adrien Wing, a UI professor of law, is an expert in Palestine-Israeli relations and is available to speak with reporters. Wing was an American representative chosen to help create the Palestinian constitution, The Basic Law. She can be reached at (319) 335-9129 or <adrien-wing@uiowa.edu>.

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