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PR # 159 February 24, 2009

PAKISTANI AUTHOR, FILMMAKER TO SPEAK AT RVCC

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) will present Pakistani author/historian Tariq Ali in a lecture and discussion on ?The Flight Path of American Power: from Israel/Palestine, the Middle East, to Afghanistan and Pakistan,? Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. The free lecture will be held in the Conference Center at the College?s North Branch Campus.

The program is part of RVCC?s ?America?s Challenges in the Middle East? lecture series. The series was launched last fall with lectures by Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former U.S. Ambassador to both Egypt and Israel, and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen.

Tariq Ali is a London-based historian, playwright, journalist and filmmaker. The author of over 25 books, untold articles, producer of films and other projects, Ali has helped audiences gain an understanding of contemporary society?s vexing economic, political and social challenges. He is a regular contributor to The London Review of Books and The Guardian . Among his most significant books is The Clash of Fundamentalisms , his response to Samuel Huntington?s Clash of Civilizations .

For additional information about the RVCC lecture, contact Jeffrey.Sommers@Fulbrightmail.org . RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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