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UNH Lecture Looks at Free Market Democracy

By Erika L. Mantz
UNH News Bureau

April 10, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. - Amy Chua, professor of law at Yale University, will discuss "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability" at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, April 23, 2003, as part of the New Hampshire International Seminar Series.

Her lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place in the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theatre I, at 4 p.m. Refreshments begin at 3:30 p.m.

Chua argues in her New York Times bestselling book of the same title that when Third World countries embrace democracy and free markets too quickly, ethnic hatred and even genocide can result. She points to broad cultural examples to show that market-dominant minorities control hugely disproportionate percentages of their countries' resources. She will also discuss the link between terrorism and free market democracy.

The New Hampshire International Seminar Series is sponsored by the UNH Center for International Education with support from the Yale-Maria Fund and the Class of 1957. For more information, call 603-862-2398 or visit

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