Thursday, November 20, 2008


Find out what Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has to say about the future of Malaysia in the light of current financial upheavals , then learn the causes of financial market volatility from one of the world’s foremost econometricians and the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Dr Robert F Engle .

Both will speak at an event organised by the Perdana Leadership Foundation , in collaboration with Perbadanan Putrajaya , as part of the International Peace Foundation’s “Bridges Malaysia – Dialogues for Peace” programme. Don’t miss the opportunity to dialogue with two of the world’s leading minds.

Date : 11 December 2008
Venue: Auditorium Cempaka Sari, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Precinct 3, Putrajaya
Time : 2pm – 6pm

(Admission is free but registration is required) For more information and the registration form, please click here .

Please contact Noorinsun ( / 03-8885 8950) / Kartini ( / 03-8885 8965 ) by 3 rd December 2008 to reserve your seats.

Seats are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Note: This is part of the Bridges - Dialogues towards a Culture of Peace programme of the International Peace Foundation. The detailed schedule of all "Bridges" events and further information is available on the website

About YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. His 22-year tenure has made him the longest serving Prime Minister. Born on 20 December 1925 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Tun Dr. Mahathir, a medical doctor by profession, became Malaysia's Prime Minister in 1981. He is the architect of Malaysia’s Vision 2020, a blueprint that emphasizes common shared values for the nation, and the initiator of the Multimedia Super Corridor, a technology corridor that now hosts more than 900 local and international tech-based firms. Tun Dr Mahathir is known for his criticisms of unfettered liberalisation and his warnings of the many iniquities of globalisation. An unorthodox thinker, he went against international advice during the 1997/98 financial crisis to impose selective capital controls, a move much criticised then by the IMF and the international community. Malaysia's subsequent recovery from the crisis vindicated the move, and in 2003, the IMF publicly acknowledged the appropriateness of the action. Tun Dr. Mahathir ended his premiership on October 31st 2003 on a high-note, that he wanted the country to further her achievements in every aspect: socially, economically, politically, technologically and environmentally.

About Professor Robert Fry Engle III. Professor Robert Fry Engle III is a 2003 Nobel Laureate for Economics and the Michael Armellino Professor of Finance at New York University's Stern School of Business. In 2003 Professor Engle shared the Nobel Prize for Economics with Professor Clive W.J. Granger from UCSD for developing "methods for analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility". He conducted much of his prizewinning work in the 1970s and '80s, when he developed improved mathematical techniques for the evaluation and more-accurate forecasting of risk, which enabled researchers to test if and how volatility in one period was related to volatility in another period. This work had particular relevance in financial market analysis in which the investment returns of an asset were assessed against its risks and in which stock prices and returns could exhibit extreme volatility.

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