Monday, October 27, 2008

Public Lecture for US Election

This is a public lecture for US Election

The U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur together with Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad and the Asian Center for Media Studies (ACMS) are pleased to invite you to a public forum on The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: Religion, Race, and the Economic Crisis.

The panel, headed by Prof John Voll of Georgetown University in the United States and chaired by Star Publications managing editor P. Gunasegaram, will discuss the key issues in the presidential election as well as the impact of the outcome on the United States and world politics.

Members of the panel will discuss whether or not race and religion will be decisive in the contest between Barack Obama and John McCain, and if these issues have since been overshadowed by the recent financial meltdown and growing economic uncertainties.

Prof Voll is professor of Islamic history and associate director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.

Prof Lee Poh Ping of the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will be giving an Asian perspective of the election.

Prof Joan Kosta is with Mercy College, New York and Visiting Professor of UKM.

The forum will be held at Cybertorium, Level 2, Menara Star at 3pm on Oct 30, 2008 (Thursday).

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis as seats are limited. There is no registration fee charged.

To register, e-mail to or call us at (03) 7967 1388 ext. 1335/1237.

Thank you.

The Organisers
Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd

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