NewsPress Release: 3/11/02World Studies Fellow Presents Forum on Mongolia
MARLBORO, VERMONT -- Bataa Mishigish of Mongolia, Marlboro College's World Studies Fellow, will present a slide lecture entitled, "Land of the Blue Sky," at 4 p.m. April 3 in the Apple Tree building on campus.
A former Buddhist monk, Mishigish earned master's degrees in religion and political science at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii. He is an expert on religion's place on politics and its potential to promote peace. He is currently in the process of publishing essays on nonviolent politics and the oppression of Buddhists in Mongolia.
Mishigish replaces last year's fellow, Dan Lumonya, a development studies expert from Uganda. The World Studies fellowship was created in part to enhance internalization of the curriculum and to diversify the cultural makeup of the faculty. The fellow, specializing in a different academic discipline and hailing from a different region of the world each year, teaches several courses each semester. Among them is "Global Perspectives," which looks at current events from a non-U.S. perspective.
This event is free and open to the public. The Apple Tree building is fully accessible. For more information, call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at http://www.marlboro.edu.