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

Release: March 20, 2002

Falk to speak to Foreign Relations Council on global terrorism March 27

Richard A. Falk, an internationally respected expert on globalization, human rights, and issues of war and peace, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council about "Global Terrorism: A New Human Rights Challenge," on Wednesday, March 27 at noon in the Rockwell Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City.

Falk is a visiting professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara and also the Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton University. He will visit the University of Iowa March 27-30 as an Ida Beam Distinguished Lecturer, sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights. He counts among his many activities service on the editorial boards of The Nation, American Journal of International Law, and Alternatives. He has written more than 45 books and contributed to numerous other publications. He has given judicial and expert testimony in a number of high-profile cases, including for the well-known Pentagon Papers case.

Lunch will be catered. The cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members, and the deadline to register for the event is noon Monday, March 25. Checks can be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. They are unable to accept reservations by phone but last minute adjustments may be made. For more information, call ICFRC Executive Director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351.

The lecture is co-sponsored by UI International Programs with additional support from Hills Bank & Trust Co and Hartwig Jeep. For those who are not able to attend, the event will be broadcast by WSUI-AM (910) on Thursday, March 28, after 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.

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.