Saturday, January 06, 2007

Public Lecture by US Historian

Saw this on the Star yesterday. Anyone wants to go there and report the proceedings?

PETALING JAYA: A world-renowned historian and academic from the United States will give a public lecture on The Changing Competitive Context for Research Universities on Jan 12.

The lecture will be delivered by chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Prof Dr John V. Lombardi.

Prof Lombardi is a professor of history and specialist on Latin America.

He is the author of seven books focused primarily on Venezuela.

In addition to history, he has taught and written extensively on education (its philosophy, governance, business), international business, computer literacy and software evaluation.

Dr Lombardi will speak on what he believes to be the ideals of learning and research in higher educational institutions.

The lecture is organised by the International Institute of Public Policy (Inpuma), Universiti Malaya, in collaboration with The Star and the Asian Centre for Media Studies as well as the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

The talk will be held at 3pm at Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

A total of 100 passes at RM15 each are available from Inpuma.

For details, call 03-2617 3038/9.

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