WRITER: JESSICA SNOWDEN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Feb. 28, 2001
McCue to discuss health and human rights with foreign
relations council March 6
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Maureen McCue positions herself
at the intersection of Iowa and the world and the crossroads of health and
human rights. She will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council about
"Health and Human Rights: Connecting Iowa to the Rest of the World," at noon
Tuesday, March 6 in the Rockwood Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church,
30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City. The presentation is open to the public.
McCue's activism and research interests include global
women's health, rural and environmental health, violence prevention and health
and human rights. She is the director of the UI Global Health Studies Program
and an executive committee member at the UI Center for Human Rights. In addition,
McCue holds appointments as adjunct clinical professor in the UI College of
Public Health and adjunct professor of medical anthropology.
Currently McCue is involved in planning a global assembly
to be held on the UI campus in April addressing the right to health.
The meal will be provided by New Pioneer Co-op Deli.
The cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. The deadline to register
for the event is noon Friday, March 2. Checks may 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 (319) 335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by phone
but last minute adjustments may be made.
McCue's presentation is sponsored by the Iowa City
Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) with additional support from New Pioneer
Co-op. WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program on Wednesday, March 7 following
the noon news.
ICFRC 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.
Meetings are scheduled from August to June to take
advantage of these speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow
as wide a participation as possible from the business community, other professionals,
the community at large and students, faculty and staff from the university.
Meetings are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or as evening desserts.
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.