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read - An Interview with Scott M. Thomas » Dr. Scott M. Thomas began his distinguished academic career in the School of International Service at the American University, Washington, D.C. before moving to the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics for his M.Sc. and Ph.D.
He has since taught at various universities in the United States, Switzerland, and South Africa, including the William Spoelhof Chair in the Department of Political Science at Calvin College, USA. He is now the Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Politics of Developing Countries at the University of Bath in England, where he teaches on topics including Contemporary World Politics, Developing Countries in World Politics, the Politics of Ethnicity, Religion, and Nationalism, Globalisation, Development and International Relations.
Dr. Thomas is interested in the moral force of transnational ideas in world politics (e.g. opposition to racism, apartheid, or colonialism), and in the growing role of religion and religious actors in world politics. Dr. Thomas' most recent book is The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations, published in 2005.
Dr. Thomas writes and lectures widely on the role of religion in international relations today to both academic organizations, such as the International Studies Association, and to a variety of NGOs, religious groups and other organizations.