CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Stanley Foundation president to speak to Foreign Relations Council
about human rights
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Richard Stanley, chair and president of The Stanley
Foundation, will speak at the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council's annual
meeting luncheon Tuesday, May 19 at the University Athletic Club, 1360
Melrose Ave. The program begins at noon.
In his speech, "Human Rights: Assessment and Opportunity,"
Stanley will provide his observations on the current state of human rights,
including thoughts on the creation of a permanent International Criminal
Court to try accused perpetrators of war crimes and other crimes against
Stanley is a professional engineer and businessman. His family's foundation
is a private operating foundation conducting policy and educational programs
that foster a secure peace with freedom and justice.
Reservations for the luncheon must be received by Monday, May 18 and
should be sent to the ICFRC office, 120 International Center, Iowa City,
IA, 52242-1802. The council is unable to accept reservations by phone.
The cost for the luncheon is $8.50 for members and $9.50 for non-members
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Wednesday,
May 20, following the noon news. For more information, contact the council
at (319) 335-0335.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council 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
Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these
speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow as wide a participation
as possible from the business community, other professionals, the community
at large, and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings
are scheduled at catered luncheons, as dinners or evening desserts or as
"Sack Lunch Seminars."
ICFRC is a part of UI 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.