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Praveen Chaudhry, visiting instructor of government and law, will speak on the international segment of Voice of America between 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today.

Chaudhry will comment on today’s elections and speculate on how their potential outcomes will affect United States foreign policy. Possible topics include what effect the elections will have on President Bush’s administration and its attitudes and actions towards Iraq, and how fundamentalists across the globe will react to election outcomes.

In September, Chaudhry participated in a Voice of America panel on the foreign policy impact of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. and how it is being perceived throughout the world.

Specializing in non-Western countries, particularly Asia and South America, Chaudhry is teaching Introduction to International Politics, Comparative Politics, and Research Methods in International Affairs. His interests include security studies, e.g. nuclear weapons.

Chaudhry has also taught at Swarthmore College and University of Dehli. He has been a scholar in residence at International Monetary Fund. He is expecting confirmation soon on a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in international political economy, and has a M. Phil. from University of Dehli.. He has traveled extensively in South America and Western Europe.

Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to a worldwide audience of 94 million people. Programs are produced in English and 52 other languages.

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