CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
NOTE DATE and TIME CHANGE
Former U.N. ambassador, human rights activist Jerome
2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23
Former U.N. ambassador and human rights activist Jerome S. Shestack
will be available to meet with the media at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
23 in the fourth-floor faculty lounge in the Boyd Law Building at the University
In the early 1970s Shestack helped to found and was chairman of the
American Bar Association's Section on Individual Rights, a section that
provides leadership to the legal profession in protecting and advancing
human rights, liberties and social justice. From 1979 to 1980 as ambassador
to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, he launched the U.N. Working Group
to investigate political activists' disappearances under repressive regimes.
He is recent past president of the American Bar Association.
Shestack will speak at the UI at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Levitt
Auditorium of the Boyd Law Building as part of Global Focus: Human Rights
'98, the UI's year-long commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human