Associate Professor to Deliver Global Lecture Series

Jan. 24, 2006

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

Baylor University professor Dr. Christopher Marsh will deliver a lecture titled "Religious Difference and the Intensity of Post-Communist Ethnic Conflict" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Room 116 of the Draper Academic Building as part of the Global Issues Lecture Series.

As an associate professor of church-state studies and political science and director of the Asian Studies Program, Dr. Marsh's research and teaching interests focus on international relations specifically in Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and East Asia. His latest research includes a detailed look at Communist and Post-Communist societies and their integration of ethnic, religious and state identity.

Dr. Marsh has published three books, including Unparalleled Reforms: China's Rise, Russia's Fall, and the Interdependence of Transition and Russia at the Polls. Dr. Marsh also serves as an editor for several academic journals and has written more than 30 journal articles and book chapters.

The Global Issues Lecture Series is sponsored by Baylor's Center for International Education and the Latin American studies program. Additional speakers for 2006 include Dr. Joan Supplee, associate professor of history; Dr. Mehmet Tomanbay, member of the Turkish Parliament; and Dr. Celso Loureiro Chaves, professor and composer at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

For more information about Dr. Marsh's lecture or the Global Issues Lecture Series, contact Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes at (254) 710-4531 or Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu.

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