Norman Cousins, peace advocate, author and former editor of the "Saturday Review of Literature," will give a free lecture on the "Healing of Nations and Peoples" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

The speech in the Highland High School Auditorium is one session of the World Peace Seminar offered this semester by the University of Utah's Division of Continuing Education. The program will include music by the Utah Symphony Brass Quintet.Cousins is currently an adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also president of the World Federalists Association of the United States, an organization trying to achieve world peace through some form of world government.

He helped to found public television in the United States and served as chairman of NET, the predecessor of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He headed the New York City commission that designed that city's Environmental Protection Administration. He carried out diplomatic missions as a personal emissary of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson.

Cousins' visit is co-sponsored by the Utah World Federalists Association, United Nations Association of Utah, Women Concerned About Nuclear War, Interfaith Peacekeeping Resource Center and Utah Peace Test.