On Monday November 12th, 2018, the Peace Studies M.A. hosted its second lecture in the Peace Studies Lecture Series. The lecture, Faith and Politics: Russia – Georgia – Ukraine, was given by H.E. Dr. Tamara Grdzelidze and emphasized the interplay between religion, nationalism, and imperialism today. Her experiences as a scholar and as an ambassador to the Holy See offered nuanced perspectives on the integration between faith and politics in not only modern nation-states, but modern nation-Churches. Thanks again to all who attended and stay tuned for our third lecture in the series later this month on November 26th at 7:00pm in Auriana Auditorium concerning the Syrian (Post) Conflict Scene.