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Release: April 21, 1999

Human rights lecture cancelled

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nigerian human rights lawyer Chidi Anselm Odinkalu will not present a Global Focus: Human Rights '98 lecture as was planned for Thursday, April 22 at the University of Iowa.

The lecture was cancelled due to the speaker's sudden illness and will not be rescheduled for the current academic year, says Burns Weston, HR '98 organizer.

Odinkalu was to be the last HR '98 guest speaker and would have capped the end of a program that has brought Nobel Prize winners and various human rights activists to the UI since the program began last year.