CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: February 25, 1999
United Nations expert to speak to foreign relations council
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stephen Marks, a law professor and expert on policy
and politics in the United Nations, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign
Relations Council Friday, March 5. His presentation, "The Twilight
of Human Rights Foreign Policy?" begins at noon in the Fellowship
Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is
open to the public.
Marks is director of the U.N. Studies Program at Columbia University's
Law School and School of International and Public Affairs. He teaches courses
on International Law, UN Peace Operations, Preventive Diplomacy, and Law
and Politics in the UN. He has taught at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School,
Rutgers University Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, The New
School for Social Research, and other universities in the U.S. and abroad.
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 can 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,
March 8, 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
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.