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Release: Oct. 26, 2000

UICHR sponsors 'human rights and the environment' talk

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ellen Dorsey, director of the Rachael Carson Institute at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, will give a free public talk about human rights and the environment at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in Room 206 of Gilmore Hall at the University of Iowa.

Dorsey is a former national field director and director of the Human Rights and the Environment Program for Amnesty International. She is a former Iowa City resident and was one of four women responsible for encouraging the Iowa City City Council to endorse the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. The council's move made Iowa City the second city in the nation to take such action.

Dorsey's talk is sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights and co-sponsored by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, and the Iowa Division of the United Nations Association-USA.


Nair to speak on Human Rights in South Asia Oct. 30

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Mondays lecture series will present Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Lecturer Ravi Nair speaking on "Human Rights in South Asia" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 in Room S401 of John Pappajohn Business Building on the UI campus. The series is free and open to the public and includes a free lunch.

Nair is the executive director of the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Center (SAHRDC) in New Delhi, India. He also serves on the executive committee of the Geneva-based International Service for Human Rights and is an international consultant to the Technical Advisory Services Program of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in its training program in Nepal. In his capacity as executive director of SAHRDC, Nair has been asked to speak and testify as a human rights expert on numerous occasions

The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The series is expanding to different locations across campus in an effort to appeal to an even broader audience, although some of the events will still be held in the International Center, Room 230.

For more information, call Akua Akyea, at (319) 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh at
(319) 335-1442.