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Matthew R. Miles

Matthew R. Miles is a professor of political science at BYU–Idaho. Miles' cross-national research on the how institutional arrangements combine with individual traits to explain how people interact with their political systems has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and books. He received an MA in Russian/East European Studies and a PhD in [...]

Cary Countryman

Cary Countryman is a professor and chair of the Business Management Department at Brigham Young University–Hawaii, which draws students from all of the world. Countryman has worked on construction projects in Sendai, new program development at Meio University on Okinawa, and in doing consulting and academic research. In addition to Japan, he also assisted in [...]

Checking in from Guatemala, Hungary, and China

Poloski Cordón Poloski Cordón was born in Guatemala and has worked for the LDS Temple Department since 2001, as area manager, temple recorder, and assistant recorder, with some responsibilities for temples in Mexico and Central America. Previously, Cordón worked in the IT industry as a network manager and as an IT director overseeing IT operations [...]

Society Member Gordon Flake in Korean News

Also a Kennedy Center grad and International Advisory Council member, Gordon Flake was interviewed by NK News regarding issues in the Asia-Pacific region and what the Trump administration might choose to do about North Korea's posturing. Read here . . .

Educating Around the World

Deseret News article mentions the most recent LDS International Society conference. Columnist Tad Walch wrote: "More than 200 people attended the LDS International Society conference. This year's theme was "Learning in a World Church." Presentations included an expert on innovation in education, college students from France and Denmark and church service missionaries and students in [...]

Jean Kapenda

Jean Kapenda was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and left that country in 1984 for exile in Switzerland. A few months after Kapenda's arrival in the German part of Switzerland, he met two sister missionaries and joined the Church a few weeks later, which was the turning point in his [...]

Sergei Antamanov

Sergei Antamanov has worked as public affairs assistant to the director in the Europe East Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since March 2014. Antamanov previously worked as senior buyer at the Church EEA office and as youth projects coordinator under the direction of the Ministry of Sports, Tourism, and [...]

Becky Billings

Becky Billings is currently living in Seattle where she grew up. Billings finished a ten-year career with the U.S. Department of State in 2013 and decided it was time to leave Washington, D.C. for the better Washington—Washington state. She got bit by the travel bug while she was a study abroad student at the BYU [...]

Miranda Wilcox

Miranda Wilcox is an associate professor of English at BYU. At the present time, Wilcox is living in England, where she is working on a book project about Anglo-Saxon England at the University of York. In June, Wilcox will move to London to co-direct study abroad programs at the BYU London Centre. She enjoys living [...]

Volha Liudvikouskaya

Volha Liudvikouskaya was born in the Soviet Union in 1983. His people were forced to learn/speak Russian at this time, so his parents mostly spoke to him in Russian. When Belarus gained independence in 1990, Liudvikouskaya was seven and began learning Belarussian in school, as well as learning the culture, literature, and customs—all in the [...]