This is the "Media Alert" posted to the original UMD "Newsdesk" site:
WHAT: On his first trip to the United States since the September 11 attacks, former South African president Nelson Mandela will deliver the annual SadatLecture for Peace, speaking to an estimated audience of 10 thousand at the University of Maryland. Because of space limitations and the wide interest in his remarks, attendance will be by invitation-only. Media reservations will be required. The event is sponsored by the University of Maryland Sadat Chair for Peace and Development. Mandela, 83, speaks with a special voice. "No other living political leader commands the respect throughout the world as Mandela," says Shibley Telhami, who holds the university's Sadat Chair. "His voice carries moral authority in almost all quarters, and in this time of national and international crisis all will be listening."
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. All media must be in place by 6:30 p.m. Crews may begin setting up equipment at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cole Student Activities Building, University of Maryland, College Park.