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Human rights lecture series planned

The Human Rights Education Institute of Coeur d’Alene will hold a two-year speaker series titled “Fast Forward: Globalization and Human Rights.” The lectures, which will be held in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of the North Idaho College Student Union Building, include:

•March 17, 7 p.m.: “Checks and Balances at Home and Abroad: Why Constitutional Government Requires International Law,” by Jamie Mayerfeld, a University of Washington political science and law professor.

•April 14, 7 p.m.: “Power, Principle and Human Rights: The Evolving Relationship between Justice and Peace in the International System” by Mark Gismondi, a political science and international studies professor at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.

On the day following each speech, a reception and response panel will be held at 6 p.m. at the Human Rights Education Institute, 414 W. Mullan Road.

Tony Stewart, program committee spokesman, said the education institute’s speaker series would serve as “a partial substitute” for the long-running NIC Popcorn Forum, which ended last year.

The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information, call (208) 292-2359.

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