April 25, 2019

Larus Discusses Brunei’s New Anti-LGBT Laws

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, was quoted in an article entitled “Is Brunei instating harsh anti-LGBT laws to appease Saudi Arabia for economic favors?” Brunei is the first East and Southeast Asian country to introduce sharia penal code, drawing widespread condemnation from the international community. “Early measures included the 2015 ban on the celebration of Christmas and jail terms for homosexuality. The most recent measures announced Wednesday put some teeth into Brunei’s penal code,” Larus said. Read more.

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Larus Publishes Commentary on 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and Taiwan

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, published the commentary “The Results of U.S. Midterm Elections and its Implications for Taiwan and Cross-Strait Relations,” in Taiwan Insight, the online magazine of the Taiwan Studies Program at the University of Nottingham (U.K.). The article can be found at https://taiwaninsight.org/2018/11/27/the-results-of-us-midterm-elections-and-its-implications-for-taiwan-and-cross-strait-issues/.