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Georgetown professor to discuss human rights during BYU lecture March 25

A law professor from Georgetown University will discuss American views on international human rights Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on the Brigham Young University campus.

Father Robert F. Drinan, an ordained Jesuit priest who has taught at Georgetown since 1981, will present "Why Is the United States so Ambivalent About International Human Rights?"

The Area Focus Lecture, sponsored by the BYU political science department and Amnesty International, is free and the public is invited to attend.

Drinan specializes in international human rights, constitutional law, civil liberties, professional responsibility and arms control.

He is a well-known human rights activist who serves as chairman for the Committee on Professionalism of the American Bar Association.

Drinan also served as a Massachusetts congressman from 1971 to 1981.

His publications include "Mobilization of Shame: A World View of Human Rights," "Fractured Dream—America's Divisive Moral Choices" and "Stories From the American Soul."

Contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 for more information, or visit the Kennedy Center Web site at kennedy.byu.edu/events for archived lectures and a calendar of other upcoming events and lectures.

Writer: Lee Simon

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