Nelson Institute Director Interviewed on Canadian Radio

November 14, 2005

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, was interviewed on the award-winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio show As It Happens on Friday, November 11, 2005.

Dr. Pham followed the apparent winner of the Liberian presidential election, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, commenting on the November 8 poll, its winner, and the challenges that lie ahead.

As It Happens is broadcast across Canada on CBC Radio One at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and is also available on select National Public Radio stations in the United States.

Dr. Pham is the author of Liberia: Portrait of a Failed State, a study of the roots of conflict in the West African country that has been critically acclaimed in Foreign Affairs, American Foreign Policy Interests, Wilson Quarterly, and other scholarly publications. Having previously served as an international diplomat in Liberia, Dr. Pham recently returned there as a member of the United States delegation observing the first round of the election.

To listen to the audio segment online, click here. http://www.cbc.ca/insite/AS_IT_HAPPENS_TORONTO/2005/11/11.html]