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Professor Eileen Barker of LSE visits DCU

3rd November 2009

Professor Eileen Barker, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London School of Economics (LSE), delivered an intriguing and thought-provoking lecture at DCU Business School yesterday evening.

The public lecture, presented by The Friends of the London School of Economics in Ireland and DCU Business School, addressed the question 'Evil Cults and/or New Religious Movements?' Professor Barker's up-to-date appraisal drew a large audience of staff, students and friends of DCU and LSE.

Professor Eileen Barker OBE FBA is Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion at London School of Economics. She has over 250 publications, translated into 27 languages. These include the award-winning The Making of a Moonie: Brainwashing or Choice? and New Religious Movements: A Practical Introduction, which has been published in eight languages.



Prof. Eileen Barker of LSE, pictured with Profs. Patrick Flood and Bernard Pierce, DCUBS


Prof. Eileen Barker's public lecture attracted a large audience