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Sports, culture in Europe, America topic for Dec. 11 lecture at BYU

Andrei S. Markovits, the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will be guest lecturer as part of the Sports and Global Society Lecture Series, discussing “Sports and Culture in Europe and America—A Mirror of Modern Life,” Thursday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. in 2107 Jesse Knight Building at Brigham Young University.

A prolific author, Markovits has written books and articles in English and many foreign languages on topics as varied as German and Austrian politics, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, sports and culture in Europe and the U.S. and the relationship between humans and dogs.

Recent books include “Offside: Soccer & American Exceptionalism” and his latest book, “Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America.”

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: Heidi Carmack

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