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Former Director of Amnesty International USA to Speak at Drury

For Immediate Release: February 9

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Peter Browning, Ph. D.
Theme Year Director
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Philosophy & Religion
Office: (417) 873-7231
E-mail: pbrowning@drury.edu

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 9, 2010 —Dr. William Schulz, recently retired executive director of Amnesty International USA, will present a speech titled “The Obama Administration’s Human Rights Record after One Year” on Thursday, February 11 at 11 a.m. in Clara Thompson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Schulz’s sense of justice and service to those in need has led him to participate in Amnesty missions in Darfur, Sudan, Liberia and Northern Ireland. Schulz has traveled extensively, including a 2004 trip to Cuba under the sponsorship of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

His experiences are included in his book, Our Own Best Interests: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All, in which he proposes that the American public fully support and embrace human rights worldwide and at home.
Drury University’s 2009-2010 convocation series Spirituality and Justice honors the connection between spirituality and intellectual pursuits and values interfaith dialogue.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more details about speakers please visit www.drury.edu/convo0910 or contact Theme Year Director Peter Browning, Ph. D. at (417) 873-7231 or pbrowning@drury.edu.

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