Scott Thomas

Dr. Scott M. Thomas lectures in International Relations and the Politics of Developing Countries in the Department of Economics and International Development at the University of Bath, U.K. He studied in the School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C. before going to the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics for his M.Sc. and Ph.D. He taught at universities in the United States, Switzerland, and South Africa before coming to Bath in 1994.

Dr. Thomas’ most recent book is The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations (PalgraveMacmillan, 2005). He continues to write and speak widely on the role of religion in international relations to academic organizations, NGOs, religious groups, etc. Recent speaking engagements include a conference at the Vatican, a conference on inter-religious dialogue between British Catholics and Shia Muslims from Iran, the keynote address on Culture, Religion, and International Development to the Netherlands Chapter of the Society for International Development, lectures on religious pluralism and tolerance to the Ministry of International Affairs, government of the Netherlands, and a lecture to the general assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities in Bangkok, Thailand.

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