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Lecture to address resurgence of Russian Orthodox Church

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HUNTINGTON, Ind.  Huntington University will host its first Forester Lecture in a yearlong series on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Dr. Artyom Tonoyan will present “The Resurgence of the Russian Orthodox Church and Its Political Implications.”

A native of Armenia, Tonoyan is a research associate at East View Information Services, a Minneapolis-based research and information firm specializing in the countries of the former Soviet Union, China and the Middle East. At East View, Tonoyan directs a research project on election politics in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Georgia.

He earned his Ph.D. in religion, politics and society from Baylor University in 2012. He has authored a number of peer reviewed articles and book chapters on various aspects of religion and politics in Russia and Ukraine and currently is finishing a monograph on religion and nationalism in the South Caucasus.

Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series each semester. The lectures are designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series is open to the public and free of charge.
The Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University is coordinated by Dr. David Alexander, associate professor of philosophy. For more information, log on to www.huntington.edu/fls.