Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks from Burma/Myanmar, Robocalls Confuse Canadian Voters: Hot Topics for Feb. 28, 2012

Carleton University experts are on standby to provide commentary on today’s hot topics.

Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks from Burma/Myanmar

Political changes in Burma/Myanmar have allowed former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi to participate in the upcoming parliamentary election. In a Canadian first, Suu Kyi will speak live to a Carleton audience at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 in Porter Hall at Carleton.

Elliot Tepper
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Elliot Tepper’s international relations research and policy interests span regional security organizations, diplomacy, ethnic conflict, role of diasporas, immigration, demographic change and human rights. He is the former president of the Canadian Asian Studies Association, serves on the board of directors of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development and the Canada Pakistan Business Council.

Jacob Kovalio
Professor, History
613-520-2600, ext. 2839

Jacob Kovalio is an expert on Asia Pacific history. He is the former president of the Japan Studies Association of Canada and the president of Japan Pacific World Consulting. He has researched and published extensively on Asia Pacific international relations, strategic studies and history issues.

Mahmud Naqi
Masters Candidate, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Mahmud Naqi’s major research interests are in the regional security implications of ethnic conflict in South Asia, particularly Burma, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He has been invited to present at several graduate student conferences on these issues. After completing his undergraduate degree at McGill University he worked at a development project in India and as a research assistant in Pakistan. 

Robocalls Confuse Canadian Voters

Alleged fraudulent phone calls made during the Canadian federal election in 2011 confused voters in ridings across the country.

Christopher Waddell
Director, School of Journalism and Communications
613-520-2600, ext. 8495

Christopher Waddell is an expert in political journalism. He’s the Carty Chair in Business and Financial Journalism and is former national editor for the Globe and Mail and the parliamentary bureau chief for CBC News.


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