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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