2021 Totalitarianism, Faith, and Dissent: Czech Catholic Vaclav Benda and Beyond

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society in partnership with the Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center are pleased to welcome

"Totalitarianism, Faith, and Dissent: Czech Catholic Vaclav Benda and Beyond"
Dr. Flagg Taylor
Associate Professor of Political Science at Skidmore College

held on Thursday, October 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Hankamer Treasure Room of the Armstrong Browning Library
and streamed on Facebook Live.

A panel discussion followed the lecture and, for those in attendance, a small reception with light refreshments as well as a book signing in the Garden of Meditation. This event was free and open to the public.

Our Distinguished Panelists


Joanne Held Cummings
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State (ret.) and Adjunct Professor, Baylor University

Dr. Michael Long
Professor of Russian and Chair fo the Departmentof Modern Languages & Culture, Baylor University

Father Timothy Vaverek
Pastor of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West, Texas

H. Stephen Gardner, Moderator
(in place of Julie deGraffenried)
Herman Brown Professor of Economics and Director of the McBride Center for International Business, Baylor University

This event is sponsored by the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor University and the following Baylor academic departments: Political Science, Modern Languages and Cultures, History, and Religion.

If you have questions, call (254)-710-6684 or email Kathy_Hillman@baylor.edu.