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European Union immigration woes topic for BYU lecture Dec. 10

Raymond Taras, professor of international relations and director of the World Literature Program at Tulane University, will present “A Europe of Phobias? How Immigration is Making the EU Paranoid” Wednesday, Dec. 10 at noon at Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies conference room, 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Taras has taught at universities in Canada, Denmark and England. He has also held visiting positions at the universities of Michigan, Kentucky and Colorado, as well as Stanford and Harvard.

Among his publications are “Europe’s Rising Islamophobia: The Impact on Foreign Policy” (published by the University of Utah Press in 2009), “Understanding Ethnic Conflict: The International Dimension” and “New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations.”

He has been a volunteer with community organizations helping rebuild New Orleans, and he also lives part of the year in Salt Lake City.

This lecture will be archived online. For a complete schedule of David M. Kennedy Center events, visit kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Brady Toone

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