Course to Center on Human Rights and Responsibilities

Sept. 13, 1995

The Baylor University Office of Continuing Education is offering a course this fall featuring human rights issues titled "Rights and Responsibilities In Contemporary Society."

The course consists of five lectures which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on consecutive Mondays on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 in Room 106 of the Rogers Engineering and Computer Science Building.

The first lecture, "Individual Rights and Responsibilities to One's Community," will be taught by Dr. Richard Riley, professor of political science at Baylor. The second lecture, titled "Religious Rights in the Public Arena" will be taught by Dr. Derek Davis, director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of political science at Baylor.

"Human Rights and International Responsibility" is the subject of the third lecture which will be given by Dr. Linda Adams, assistant professor of political science and director of the Model United Nations Team at Baylor, Nathan Porter, human rights activist from Waco, and Dr. John Jonsson, professor of religion and director of the African Studies program at Baylor.

The fourth lecture, "Rights and Responsibilities of the Media," will be given by Dr. Michael Bishop, interim chair of journalism, at Baylor, Tom Pears, station manager at KWTX, and John Young, editorial page editor for the Waco Tribune Herald. The fifth lecture, "Patient's Rights and Physicians Responsibilities," will be presented by Dr. Michael Attas, cardiologist for Providence Medical Center, and Dr. Kay Toombs, associate professor of philosophy.

The lecture series cost $40 or $10 individually.

For more information or to register, contact Annette Lindsey, director of the Baylor Office of Continuing Education at 755-3550.

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