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University of Iowa News Release

March 6, 2003

Photo: Chivy W. Sok, deputy director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

Sok To Discuss Child Labor In Cambodia March 10

Chivy W. Sok, deputy director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR), will address, "Child Labor in Cambodia," from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 10 in the International Center Lounge as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The talk, sponsored by UI International Programs, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sok serves as the project director of the $1.2 million Child Labor Research Initiative (CLRI) under the direction of Burns H. Weston, Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and UICHR director. She joined the UICHR after five years of working at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Human Rights where she was the program coordinator and later program director. In her current capacity, she is responsible for all CLRI reporting and implementation responsibilities to the U.S. Department of Labor. Sok currently co-teaches a research seminar, "International Human Rights and Child Labor" with Weston and an undergraduate seminar on child labor with Rex Honey, UI geography professor.

Sok completed her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master's degree in international affairs with a special concentration in East Asia and human rights from Columbia University. A native of Cambodia, Sok and her family members are survivors of the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields.

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at (319) 335-0345.

The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345. Writer: Kent Nguyen