Lecture: “The Orthodox Church and Russia’s Politics in the Middle East”

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On October 21, 2015, The Department of Social Sciences and the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution sponsored a lecture on the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in shaping contemporary Russian foreign policy toward the Middle East. 
Dr. Irina Papkova is a leading scholar of religion and international relations. She is a research fellow of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and the author of The Orthodox Church in Russian Politics (Oxford University Press,2011).