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Press Release – Nobel Prize winner to deliver lecture in Penang

14 November 2011 | George Town, Penang

The Penang Institute is proud to invite the public to join us as we celebrate the inauguration of our Institute, details of which are, as follows:

Date : 9 December 2011 (Friday)
Time : 8.00 am-5.45 pm
Venue: MPPP Town Hall, Padang Kota Lama, George Town

We are pleased to announce that the inauguration will coincide with our 2nd Penang in Asia lecture which will be delivered by Professor Sir James Mirrlees. Professor Mirrlees was the recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Economics. He will be speaking on the financial system and the current recession.

Besides Professor Mirrlees, a lineup of prestigious speakers consisting of academicians from top universities around the world as well as top leaders of our state and country will also be featured in our inauguration.

Penang Institute was formerly known as Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) and was established in 1997 as an independent non-profit Penang-based research institute with a focus on facilitating sustainable, continuous and balanced development for the state of Penang. In response to the new global challenges and domestic dynamics of the present, SERI underwent a transformation process in August 2011, which includes a change of name to the Penang Institute.

For more information about the event and to reserve your seats, kindly contact Syed Mikael Rizal Aidid at or (604) 228 3306. Further information will be made available on our website in the coming weeks.

Thank You.


Senior Executive Officer
Penang Institute