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KAREN MINGST WILL PRESENT
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR LECTURE

By Doug Tattershall

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Mingst, recognized worldwide as a scholar in international relations theory, has published six books and performs research that spans practical and theoretical work.

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Jan. 26, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – University of Kentucky political science professor Karen A. Mingst will present the UK College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Singletary Center for the Arts. Mingst is this year’s Distinguished Professor, the highest professional recognition bestowed by the UK College of Arts and Sciences.

Mingst is recognized worldwide as a scholar in international relations theory. She is a particularly prolific author with six books, eleven book chapters and 27 articles in professional journals to her credit. One of her recent works, the 1998 book Essentials of International Relations is a core book in the new W.W. Norton series. She is remarkable in that her research spans practical and theoretical work.

Mingst has received numerous research grants from private, governmental and international agencies, including the National Science Foundation, two Fulbright Fellowships, a Ford Foundation Grant, a U.S. Institute of Peace Grant and a Pew Faculty Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Harvard University.

A leader in Lexington as well as at the university, Mingst has been recognized as an Outstanding Teacher, is active on the lecture circuit and has served as a member of the University Senate.


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