West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg plans April 19th lecture on global terrorism.
CONTACT: Nancy Nanney, chair of Humanities Division, 304-424-8301.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Social Science Division and the Humanities Speakers Series at West Virginia University at Parkersburg are co-hosting a lecture on "Global Terrorism: A Southeast Asian Perspective" to be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19.
The free program is open to the public and will be held in the campus Community Room (Room 1300).
Lecture presenter isProfessor Dato' Mohamad Abu Bakar, who is the current Tun Abdul Razak Chair in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University and is from the Department of International and Strategic Studies at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Professor Datoí Mohamad holds a bachelorís degree from the University of Malaya and a masterís degree from the University of Lancaster. He also studied at the London School of Economics and earned a certificate in public administration from the European Institute of Public Administration in the Netherlands.
His areas of research include Malay politics and foreign policy, contemporary Islam and globalization. He has been a faculty member and administrator at the University of Malaya for more than 30 years. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle; Visiting Professor at La Plata National University in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies in England; and Lecturer in Malaysian Studies at the University of Cairo, Egypt. In Malaysia he has been a lecturer with the Armed Forces Staff College, the Defense College and the National Institute of Public Administration.
Tun Abdul Razak was Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1970 to 1976. A chair in his honor was established at OU's Center for Southeast Asia Studies in 1980. The Razak Chair was endowed jointly by a grant from the Malaysian government and matching funds from American firms operating in Malaysia. Professor Dato' Mohamad Abu Bakar is now completing his two-year residency as the Tun Abdul Razak Chair.