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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 11, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: UI Law Professor, Palestinian Advisor Is Available To Discuss Arafat Death

Adrien Wing, University of Iowa law professor and long-time legal advisor to the Palestinians and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, is available to discuss the future of the Palestinians and the Middle East peace process in the wake of Arafat's death today.

"The death of Arafat will have profound implications for Israeli-Palestinian relations, the peace process and for the entire Middle East in general," said Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray professor of law and constitutional law expert who advised the Palestinian Legislative Council as it wrote its Basic Law. She has 22 years of experience in advising Palestinians in legal matters. She is also personally acquainted with Arafat and several of his successors.

Wing is available for media interviews regarding the affect of Arafat's death on the Middle East peace process. She can be reached by calling 319-621-7674.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu.