Global Issues Lecture Series to Host West Virginia University Distinguished Professor March 9

March 8, 2006

Baylor University's Center for International Education will host Dr. Donley Studlar at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Draper Academic Building, room 116. Studlar will present a lecture titled "No Smoking: The Politics of a Global Movement" as a part of the Global Issues Lecture Series.

The author of multiple publications, Studlar's most recent include "The Political Dynamics of Tobacco Control in Australia and New Zealand: Explaining Policy Problems, Instruments, and Patterns of Adoption," published in the "Australian Journal of Political Science"; "Determinants of Legislative Turnover: A Cross-National Analysis," published in the "British Journal of Political Science"; "Tobacco Control Policy Instruments in a Shrinking World: How Much Policy Learning?"; and "Tobacco Control: Comparative Politics in the U.S. and Canada."

Studlar received his bachelor's degree in political science from Texas Tech University and his master's and doctorate in political science from Indiana University.

Having served as a past executive secretary of the British Politics Group, which was "founded in 1975 specifically to encourage the study of British politics in North America" and "consists primarily, but not exclusively, of academic political scientists in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries, notably Canada and Australia," according to its Web site, Studlar currently serves as a member of the executive committee.

He is an Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of political science at West Virginia University.

For more information on the lecture or Studlar, contact Dr. Jerold Waltman, Baylor professor of political science, at 710-6044.

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