Chiang Mai News - Saturday, December 04, 2004
The International Peace Foundation, which hosts the event series “Bridges – Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace” that began in November 2003 in Thailand, has announced the second and final event series, which will run from December 2004 to April 2005.
In this series of more than 200 lectures and dialogues, seminars, workshops and artistic performances they hope to establish creative conflict resolution programs for the growing threats of war and international terrorism. They are involving 28 Nobel Laureates as well as decision makers in international politics, economy, science, and culture and Thai leaders.
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai can see following people during the next couple of month:
Thursday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m., keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University. The Economics of Peace by Prof. Clive Granger, Nobel Laureate for Economics. He is a Professor of Economics in the University of California in San Diego. He was awarded the 2003 Nobel Price in Economic Sciences, shared with Professor Robert F. Eagle for the development of methods of analyzing economic time series with common trends.
Wednesday, December 15, 2 p.m. keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University “Structures of the molecules of life – Impact on modern biomedical research” by Prof. Kurt Wuethrich, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry , Zurich. Kurt Wuethrich received the 2002 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005, 9:30 a.m. Public dialogue at Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, and on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, 9:30 a.m. Public dialogue at Chiang Mai University. These are with Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987.
Thursday, January 27, 2005, 2 p.m. keynote speech and dialogue at Payap University Chiang Mai. “Education for peace” by Bishop Carlos F. X. Belo, Nobel Peace Laureate, who is a patron of the International Peace Foundation, who received the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards a just and peaceful solution in East Timor.
Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 2 p.m. keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University. “Peace and disarmament – prospects after Iraq” by Dr. Hans Blix, former head of the UN weapons of mass destruction inspections in Iraq.
Thursday, February 24, 2005, 2 p.m. keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University. “The challenge of reconciling biological and cultural imperatives in the quest for peace and sustainability” by Prof. Peter C. Doherty, Nobel Laureate for Medicine.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 2 p.m. keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University. “Beliefs, institutions and the control of violence” by Prof. Douglass C. North, awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005, 2 p.m. keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University. “Science and the protection of human rights” by Prof. Peter Agre, who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
chiang Mai University, information and free tickets: Phone 053-943-661-5, 224-076 and 941-007, fax 053-219-252, 943-666 and 942-666, email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payap University Chiang Mai: information and free tickets: Phone?fax 053-217-271, email email@example.com
Chiang Rai information and free tickets: Phone 053-916-000 and 917-034, fax 053-916-034 and 917-049, email firstname.lastname@example.org