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POSTED: November 9, 2007
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Richard Coggins visits GCSU

Georgia College & State University is pleased to welcome guest lecturer Richard Coggins. Coggins will conduct a talk on "The Foreign Policy of Tony Blair" on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in A & S room 364.

Richard Coggins studied at the University of Oxford, gaining a first-class BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1996 and his D. Phil in Politics in 2002. His doctoral and post-doctoral research has been a history of British relations with its former African colonies in the era of decolonisation. His doctoral thesis examined the history and diplomacy of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the settler regime in colonial Zimbabwe in 1965 and the response to it by the Labour government of Harold Wilson. Since completing his doctorate, he has researched the foreign policy of the apartheid government in South Africa, the international politics of the Nigerian civil war, and the involvement of France in the post-independence international relations of Anglophone, Africa. He has researched in Britain, France, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Currently, he is a Fullbright-Robertson Visiting Professor of British History at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. This is his first position in the United States.

Coggins will also meet with the Modern Britain class, taught by GCSU Professor of History, John Fair, at 9:30 a.m. that morning.

For more information, contact John Fair at (478) 445-3520 or e-mail at john.fair@gcsu.edu.



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For more information, contact Judy Bailey in University Communications at (478) 445-4477.