Lynch Lecture Offers Prospects for Resolution of Racism

Posted: April 2, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) presents Glyn Ford, Labour Party member of the European Parliament, speaking on “Racism and Xenophobia in Europe: Causes of Conflict, Prospects for Resolution.” The 16th annual Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall Grand Tier.

Ford is a member of the Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights, Justice, and Home Affairs Committee, and founder and secretary of the Antiracism Intergroup, which is currently looking at the recent rise in racism and anti-Semitism in the European Union. His leadership of and participation on committees on the rise of racism and fascism since 1986 led to the publication of his book, Fascist Europe, and more recently, Making European Progress, a book containing material on racism and xenophobia in the European Union.

ICAR established the lecture series to bring the idea and theory of conflict analysis and resolution to the attention of the university community. The lectures are named for Vernon and Minnie Lynch, parents of Edwin and Helen Lynch, friends of ICAR and prominent Virginians. The Lynch lectures are published as Occasional Papers by the institute and are available from the George Mason Bookstore. Videotapes are also available.

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