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Australian international law expert to address foreign relations council

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Hilary Charlesworth, a professor and director of the Centre for International Public Law at Australian National University, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Friday, Feb. 19. Her presentation, "Gender and International Law," begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City and is open to the public.

Charlesworth is a hearing commissioner with the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and a member of the Foreign Affairs Council of the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs. She also serves as president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and is a member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law. In 1998 she won the Zonta (South Australia) Woman of Achievement Award.

New Pioneer Deli will cater the lunch, and the cost is $6.50 for members and $8 for non-members. There is no charge for those who bring their own lunches. Checks may be written to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council and mailed to ICFRC, 120 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1802. For more information, call ICFRC executive director Tom Baldridge at 335-0351. They are unable to take reservations by phone but last minute adjustments may be made.

For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Monday, Feb. 22, following the noon news.

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 Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of 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.