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Archbishop Desmond Tutu scheduled to visit the UI Feb. 8

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- South African Archbishop and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu has tentatively agreed to speak at the University of Iowa Monday, Feb. 8 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tutu's presentation is planned to be at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

Burns Weston, UI law professor and chair of Global Focus: Human Rights '98, the commemorative program, says Tutu has been asked to speak about his experience on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.