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America’s choice: Barack Obama

Boris Mamlyuk, Regional field organiser, Barack Obama’s Presidential election campaign

1983 - Born in Kishenev
2002 - Graduates, California State University
2004 - Practices law
2005 - Obtains his J.D., University of California
2007 - Joins Clei Centre, a research centre founded by the University of Torino, Cornell University Law School
2007 - Visiting scholar, Cornell Law school and Columbia University’s Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies
2007 - Regional field organiser, Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign
2008 - Scholar, Russian State University for the Humanities and Moscow State University

Robert Jellinek, Scholar, Fulbright programme

1985 - Born in Princeton, New Jerswey
2004 - Intern, market researcher, World T.E.A.M. Sports, Boston
2005 - Assistant project manager, Institute of Stock Market and Management, Moscow, Russia
2006 - Intern, assistant to attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services, Immigration law unit, Boston
2007 - Project coordinator, Innovation Fund Grant (International)
2008 - Graduates, Harvard University
2008 - Fulbright scholar, Moscow State University of International Relations

The 2008 race for the White House is over and its result carries historic significance. The 44th American President will be Democratic candidate Barack Obama, the first African-American leader in the history of the US. Considering the numerous challenges he will have to face, is there a chance that the change he promised will come into action? We discuss the issue with Boris Mamlyuk, regional field organiser of Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign, and Robert Jellinek, Scholar, Fulbright programme.