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Former Politics Professor Appears on PBS Talk Show

(Posted June 14, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College professor emeritus of politics Craig Baxter will appear as special guest June 13 on "15 Minutes," an informational talk show produced on WPSX-TV, the local public television station. The show will air at 5:45 p.m., June 13.

Baxter will speak with host Steve Jones on the implications of the current political crisis occurring in Pakistan and India.

Baxter has published eleven books on the history and politics of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, including the standard text book on South Asian politics. Among his overseas Foreign Service posts were Bombay and New Delhi, India; Lahore, Pakistan; Accra, Ghana; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the United States, he was senior political officer for Pakistan and Afghanistan, and officer in charge of international scientific relations with the Near East, South Asia, and Africa. Professor Baxter came to Juniata in 1981 as visiting professor of political science and diplomat-in-residence, and joined the permanent faculty as professor of politics and history in 1982.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.