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Panelists to discuss "The Challenges of Change" Jan. 23 at Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College will host a panel discussion, "The Challenge of Change - The Obama Presidency," Jan. 23 at 11:45 a.m. in the Blaustein Humanities Center, room 210. The panel will discuss the policy changes likely to be proposed by the Obama administration, as well as the challenges the administration will face and the local, national and international implications of major changes.

Panelists include David Canton, professor of history at Connecticut College; the Rev. Wade Hyslop Jr., Mayor of New London; Jay Levin, attorney, lobbyist and 1969 graduate of Connecticut College; and Ahmed Kanna, postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College. The panel will be moderated by students enrolled in Connecticut College's Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Holleran Center's "Challenges of Our Times" series of events exploring the most serious issues facing our local, national and global communities.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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January 16, 2009