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Release: March 3, 1999
Global Focus: HR '98 lecturer Stephen Marks speaks March 4
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stephen P. Marks, director of the United Nations
Studies Program and co-director of human rights program at Columbia University
School of Law, will present a human rights lecture Thursday, March 4 at
4 p.m. in Room 235 at Boyd Law Building in the College of Law.
Marks' lecture, "Strengthening the U.N.'s Commitment to Human Rights,"
is the 19th of 25 lectures that will be given this year as part of Global
Focus: HR'98, a program that began last year to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the signing of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.
Marks and UI law professor Burns Weston co-edited "Symposium: International
Human Rights at Fifty," published in the last fall's Transnational
Law & Contemporary Problems law journal. And the two professors recently
co-edited and contributed to a new collection of essays, "The Future
of International Human Rights," due to be published in June.
Marks represents the International Service for Human Rights at the United
Nations, and at Columbia University he teaches international law, UN Peace
Operations, preventive diplomacy and other courses. He is the former head
of human rights education, training and information for the U.N. Transitional
Authority in Cambodia, and his varied published works draw on international
law and organizations, peacekeeping, and human rights.