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

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.