Professor To Lecture About Role of Religion in Electoral Politics

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Nov. 10, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring Richard Asante, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.

Asante’s lecture, “The Role of Religion in Electoral Politics in Ghana and America,” will expose the findings from an ongoing research project on the correlation between religion and electoral politics in America and Ghana. He will demonstrate how religion played a role in the 2016 elections in spite of the separation between church and state. He will conclude by projecting the future of democracy in Ghana and America.

Asante is a senior research fellow and lecturer in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. He served as head of department and research coordinator of the History and Politics Unit of the Institute of African Studies from August 2014 to July 2016. Asante has received a number of awards and fellowships.

Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion website.

by Joy Moton , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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