The Political Science Department at Clark University will present the 2012 Harrington Public Affairs Lecture, delivered by M. Steven Fish, titled "“Islam and Democracy: A Look at the Evidence,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Tilton hall, 950 Main Street. Professor Fish is a comparative political scientist at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies democracy and regime change in developing and post-communist countries, religion and politics, and constitutional systems and national legislatures. Professor Fish earned his B.A. from Cornell University, a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has conducted extensive field research in Eurasia, East Europe, and Southeast Asia. He served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2007 and at the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, from 2000-2001. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Social Sciences Teaching Award of the College of Letters and Sciences, University of California-Berkeley. He is the author of several books including “Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence” (Oxford, 2011). This timely lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Political Science Department, at 508-793-7155.