CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Geographer's public lectures concentrate on social injustices during
Nov. 9-13 visit
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Smith, a pre-eminent scholar of social justice
at the University of London, will visit the University of Iowa where he
will give two public lectures on the human rights topic during his visit
to the UI Nov. 9-13.
The first lecture, "South Africa After Apartheid," will be
presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at Tippie Auditorium in the Pappajohn
Business Administration Building.
Smith will present his findings on South Africa in its post-apartheid
era. Smith, who has taught in South Africa, spent last summer there chronicling
the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal and interviewing its
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Tippie Auditorium, also in the business
building, Smith will present "Geography and Social Justice."
Smith, a professor of geography at Queen Mary and Wakefield College
at the University of London, has worked for four decades researching
and teaching about human rights issues.
Smith will present other lectures to UI geography department faculty
throughout the week. His visit as a lecturer during the UI's year-long
Global Focus: HR '98 events commemorating the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, is sponsored by the department of geography, the College
of Law and the HR '98 committee.