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Book CoverMark Juergensmeyer is a Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the Director of the Global and International Studies Program and served as Chair of the Pacific Rim Research Program.

Juergensmeyer is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics. He has published more then 200 articles and is the author and editor of a dozen books. Some of his popular books are, Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, The New Cold War?: Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State, and Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution. In addition, he has been a frequent commentator in the media, appearing on CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox News and ABC.

Dr. Juergensmeyer grew up in central Illinois and worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam. He later earned a Ph.D in Political Science with the emphasis on South Asian and comparative politics from UC Berkeley.

Juergensmeyer is coming to UC Davis on October 16th-17th, 2003 for two "Bring Your Own Conflict" workshops and an evening book discussion on Gandhi's Way. Click here to preview the preface and first chapter of Gandhi's Way.

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