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Mexican human rights advocate to speak, Nov. 9

A lecture on "Human Rights in the Mexican Transition to Democracy: Unfinished Business" is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Mariclaire Acosta, whose involvement with human rights issues in Mexico spans her careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. A member of President Vicente Fox's transition team, she served at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs as special ambassador for human rights and democracy and later was appointed deputy secretary for human rights and democracy.

Acosta's numerous other contributions to human rights work include her service as president of the nonprofit Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, as executive director of the Mexican Human Rights Academy and as chair of the Mexican section of Amnesty International. She currently is director of the Mexican consulting firm Acosta y Asociados.

The lecture is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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