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Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Sept. 18, 2001
Wing to speak on Middle East at International Mondays kickoff Sept. 24
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Law Professor Adrien Wing will speak
on "The Middle East: What Next?" Monday, Sept. 24 from 1-2 p.m.
in the International Center Lounge. This event, which is free and open to
the public, is the kickoff for the 2001-02 International Mondays' lecture
series. Light refreshments will be served.
Wing will discuss the recent terrorist attacks on the United States and
constructive responses on a personal, community, and national level.
Wing is the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law at the UI
College of Law, where she has taught since 1987. She is part of the International
and Comparative Law program and teaches human rights and comparative law subjects.
She has been a specialist in the Middle East for 19 years. Prior to joining
the College of Law faculty in 1987, Wing spent five years in practice in New
York City with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and with Rabinowitz,
Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Leiberman, specializing in international law
issues regarding Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. She also served
as a representative to the United Nations for the National Conference of Black
A student of French, Portuguese, and Swahili, Wing has traveled widely and
served on delegations to Angola, Cuba, Egypt, Grenada, Israel, Jordan, Kenya,
Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Sudan, Tanzania,
and Zimbabwe. In addition, she has conducted research in China, Hong Kong,
Brazil and London.
Wing has been a consultant to the United Nations, for several years served
as a constitutional advisor to the African National Congress, organized an
election-observer delegation to South Africa, and has taught at the University
of Western Cape for five summers. She also has served as an advisor to the
Palestinian Legislative Council relative to Palestine's future constitutional
options and as an advisor to the Eritrean Ministry of Justice on human rights
The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs
and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences.
The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International
Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with
the exception of holidays and breaks. For more information or special accommodations
to attend this lecture, call Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach
coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.
UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree
programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under
the associate provost and dean of international programs, these units serve
to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global
scholarship, research and teaching.
The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa
City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.