Prof. Mieczyslaw Boduszynski's opinion piece "Democracy's dangerous decline in Egypt and Turkey," co-authored with Kristin Fabbe, was published in The Christian Science Monitor on Feb. 13.

In the piece, they argue that "developments in these important countries bring into sharp relief two key trends at play in the world today: the reversal of post-cold-war democratic gains and the decline of American will to positively influence democracy around the world."

Boduszynski, who joined the Pomona faculty in 2013, was a member of the Foreign Service from 2004 to 2013. Among his postings, he was stationed in Libya before and after the attack on Benghazi. He previously worked as a cultural attaché at the U.S. Embassies in Albania and Kosovo, and as a science and technology officer at the U.S. Embassy in Japan. In Tripoli, his responsibilities included coordinating the U.S. Embassy's cultural and educational outreach programs. During his tenure with the Foreign Service, he received three U.S. State Department Meritorious Honor Awards.

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