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February 07, 2005 - February 09, 2005

'Peace and disarmament - Prospect after Iraq'

Dr. Hans Blix

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Hans Blix was born in Uppsala, Sweden, and studied law at the University of Uppsala, at Columbia University and at Cambridge University where he received his Ph.D. In 1959 he became Doctor of Laws at Stockholm University and in 1960 was appointed Associate Professor in International Law. From 1963 to 1976 Dr. Blix served as Advisor on International Law in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1976 he became Under-Secretary of State in charge of international development cooperation. He served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1978 to 1979 and was appointed Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna in 1981, a post he held until 1997. In January 2000 he was appointed Executive Chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and served in that capacity until June 2003. Dr. Blix has received honorary doctorates from several universities as well as the Henry de Wolf Smyth Award (1988), the Gold Medal of the Uranium Institute (1997) and several prizes for his work as head of UNMOVIC in Iraq. He has written various books on subjects associated with international and constitutional law. In 2004 his book 'Disarming Iraq' was published in more than a dozen languages. It is an account of his experiences of the Iraq affair as head of the UN weapons inspection.

Monday, February 7, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chulalongkorn University

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-218-3331-5, Fax 02-216-1299,

20:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand

Information & tickets: Phone 02-652-0580-1, Fax 02-652-0582,

Tuesday, February 8, 2005:

10:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the National Defense College of the Royal Thai Army (not a public event)

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the NIST International School
(not a public event)

16:30 Dialogue on 'International integration and the development of the UN' hosted by Forum Asia (not a public event)

Wednesday, February 9, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University

Information & free tickets: Phone 053-943-661-5, 224-076,and 941-007,
Fax 053-219-252, 943-666 and 942-666, E-mail and