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Dr. Scott M. Lacy

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
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Crisis in Mali

Scott Lacy, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and executive director of African Sky, which works to confront poverty and hunger in Mali, was featured in a panel discussion about the crisis in Mali today. Asked to gauge the feelings of the people of the war-torn country, he said, "What they feel is heartbroken. They feel that they've lost not just 20 years of a democratic tradition, but they feel that they've lost control over their destiny in many ways."

Appeared on Huffington Post Live on 10/25/12

Professor builds upon success - Fairfield: Mali trip will break ground for schools

Every time Scott Lacy, an assistant professor of anthropology at Fairfield University, travels to Mali, he ends up leaving with a bigger debt to pay. Who knows what he will owe once he returns from a six-month sabbatical that begins June 2 to do agricultural research and further efforts to build schools in the villages of this poor landlocked Western African nation. "Ever since I touched my feet down on the ground in Mali, my life has gotten better and everything I have ever done has pushed me back toward that country. It has come back 20 fold, 100 fold," said Lacy, 39, whose first introduction to the country was as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1994.

Published in Connecticut Post, Danbury News Times, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time on 5/24/10

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