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Dec. 1, 2005

UI Law Professor Highlights Workers' Rights Consortium Dec. 7

Marcella David, a professor in the University of Iowa College of Law, will present "The Workers' Rights Consortium: University Efforts to Address Sweat Shops" during the next Iowa City Foreign Relations Council meeting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St.

David is a member and past chair of the governing board of the Worker Rights Consortium, a non-governmental organization that assists in ensuring that goods with university logos are manufactured under conditions that respect the rights of workers. Her research interests include the use of economic and other sanctions, international criminal law and questions related to international organizations.

Please send reservation forms (available at http://www.uiowa.edu/~icfrc/current_event.htm) with a check to: ICFRC, 140 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802. Reservations for this luncheon/lecture should be received in the office by noon, Monday, Dec. 5. Reservations are $7 for members and $8.50 for non-members. The Cottage will cater the luncheon.

This program is made possible with the support of Hayek, Hayek, Brown, Moreland, & Hayek LLP and Dennis Gordon, and is sponsored by International Programs and ICFRC. For those unable to attend the program, WSUI (AM-910) will broadcast it on Thursday, Dec. 8, following the noon news.

For more information on this program, the ICFRC or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact Tom Baldridge at 319-335-0351.

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 consist 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 community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Program: Tom Baldridge, 319-335-0351, thomas-baldridge@uiowa.edu; Writer: JoAnn Seeman