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Beyond Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields: Law, Education and Life in Cambodia, is topic of Brown Bag International Lecture

“Beyond Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields: Law, Education and Life in Cambodia,” will be discussed by John Francis, professor, School of Business, at the Brown Bag International Lecture at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the International House, Washburn University. The event is open to the public.

Popular media portrayals of Cambodia often limit their focus to the amazing beauty of its ancient temples and the horrors of the Khmer Rouge. Daily life in Cambodia exists between these extremes, yet continues to be affected by both. Francis will talk about his experience as a volunteer visiting law professor at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh. He will reflect on the legal system and education in Cambodia and will also discuss the experiences he and his son had living in Phnom Penh for five weeks last fall.

Washburn international programs office is sponsoring the event. For information, call (785) 670-1051.

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Amanda Hughes, university relations, (785) 670-2153

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