Editor of Keston News Service to Lecture Sept. 13Sept. 13, 1999
Lawrence A. Uzzell, editor of the Keston News Service and Moscow representative of the Keston Institute, will deliver a university lecture at 7:30 tonight in room 501 of the Cashion Building on the Baylor University campus. Uzzell will speak on "Show of Bad Faith: How Russia and the West Betrayed Each Other." Tonight's lecture is free and open to the public.
Uzzell is a graduate of Yale University, and in the 1980s, he worked as a journalist for the Scripps Howard newspapers in Washington, D.C. In 1989, he was a Visiting Media Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institute, researching religious freedom in the Soviet Union. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for his reporting on the enactment and implementation of Russia's 1997 law restoring state control over religious life.
Widely published, Uzzell has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal and has been interviewed on National Public Radio and the BBC. He has lived in Moscow since 1992.
The Keston Institute monitors religious life in the former Soviet bloc and has built a reputation as the definitive source on that subject.