Thursday, September 6, 2012

Event: Meet-the-Author - Chee Soon Juan

Select Books is pleased to invite you to a Meet-the-Author event with Chee Soon Juan, author of Democratically Speaking on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:30pm.

About the Book
Democratically Speaking deals with a number of subjects on politics, economy and civil liberties in Singapore.  It also includes letters, articles, speeches and legal submissions that Chee Soon Juan has written over the years, from the early years of his political involvement to the present.

About the Author
Chee Soon Juan is a neuropsychologist by training. Schooled in Singapore, he received his PhD from the University of Georgia in the United States in 1990 and returned to lecture at the National University of Singapore. Chee Soon Juan is currently the secretary-general of the SDP and has authored several books as well as contributed chapters in other books. He was Research Associate at Monash Asia Institute (1997), Human Rights Fellow at the University of Chicago (2001), and the Reagan-Fascell Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (2004). He is the recipient of the Defender of Democracy Award 2003 given by the Parliamentarians for Global Action and the Prize for Freedom 2011 given by Liberal International. He was also awarded the Hellman/Hammett Writers Grant by Human Rights Watch.

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