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The Dilemma Of Elian Gonzalez

February 4, 2000 -- The international controversy over the 6-year-old shipwrecked Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, will be the subject of a panel discussion with immigration and family-law experts and a Cuban official at the University of Virginia on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

"The Dilemma of Elian Gonzalez: A Public Conversation about Passions, Nations, Symbols, Family, and a Little Boy," will be held at 7 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 140.

Speakers will include:

• U.Va. law professor Elizabeth Scott, a family-law scholar with the Center for Children, Families and the Law

• U.Va. law professor David Martin, former general counsel with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

• Georgetown law professor Viet Dinh

• Johanna Tablada of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, D.C.

The event is sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, history department, law school and Center for Children Families and the Law.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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