20 May 2011

Palau President Continues Monthly College Lectures

President Toribiong talks on historical, political development of Palau

Island Times
President Toribiong this week will resume his lectures at Palau Community College on the historical and political development of Palau.

The (most recent) lecture...was scheduled for Thursday, May 12, starting at 6:30 pm. The president discuss(ed) the Compact of Free Association between the Republic of Palau and the United States. PCC Dean of Continuing Education Willy Wally said the lectures have become popular with students and many look forward to the monthly events. PCC President Dr. Patrick Tellei is a regular attendee and the lectures also draw teachers, students and the general public.

Before assuming the presidency in January 2009, Toribiong was a successful attorney, and also served in various capacities throughout his more than three decades of professional life here in Palau and Micronesia. He is a former lawmaker, one of the authors of the Palau Constitution and a member of the two Constitutional Conventions.

His long and successful career, both privately and publicly, has given him many perspectives on Palau’s evolvement from its Trust Territory days to today’s modern elected government.

The public is invited to attend the lectures, which are free and held at the former PCC library, now the assembly hall.

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