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Professor to speak to foreign relations council about human rights in South Africa

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Christopher John Robert Dugard, a professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Friday, Jan. 29. His presentation, "Human Rights in South Africa," begins at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, and is open to the public.

Dugard, a professor of public international law, has recently moved to the Netherlands from South Africa. He is also emeritus professor of law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he taught since 1969. He is a member of the International Law Commission on Human Rights and the author of several books about human rights and South Africa.

New Pioneer will cater the Jan. 29 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, Feb. 1, 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.