One Bridge at a Time

Philippine Tatler, Novermber Issue

LISTEN TO NOBEL LAUREATES IN A SERIES OF LECTURES PROMOTING PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE WORLD. BEGINNING THIS MONTH until April of next year, the International Peace Foundation chaired by Uwe Morawetz is hosting Bridges, Dialogues towards a Culture of Peace in the Philippines and Thailand. In the tradition of peace summits introduced by 21 Nobel Peace Prize laureates including the XIV DALAI LAMA, HENRY KISSINGER AND WOLE SOYINKA, the Foundation held the first Bridges in 2003 to promote and promulgate peace.

This month, the keynote speaker, Professor ROBERTAMUNDELL, 1999 Nobel Laureate for Economics at Columbia University, will discuss "Economic Development by Fitting Globalization into the National
Development Strategy." Other interesting and educational topics in Bridges include "Life and Death Why Our Proteins Have to Die So
We Shall Live," by Professor AARON CIECHANOVER, 2004 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, April 3-10, 2008; and "Building a Culture of Peace and Development
in a Globalised World" by Professor JOSERAMOS-HORTA, April 21-25, 2008.

The series comprises up to 50 events participated in by Nobel Laureate from all fields, including economics, physics, medicine and peace. Bridges aims to strengthen the dialogue among societies around the globe and to promote understanding of varied cultures. As a continuing programme to facilitate peace "beyond the absence of war," it also seeks to involve society and the youth in a new promulgation and understanding of peace.

WASHINGTON SYCIP is the Philippine honorary chairman of Bridges and JAIME AUGUSTO ZOBEL DE AYALA is the Philippine chairman.
The Philippine venues for Bridges are Angeles University, Asian Institute of Management, Ateneo de Manila and Davao Universities, De La Salle University, Department of Science and Technology, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of the Philippines, University of San Carlos and University of Santo Tomas.
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