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January 19, 2004 - January 22, 2004

Interfaith Dialogue as a Pathway Towards Peace

Dr. Karan Singh

Former Maharadja of Kashmir and Indian Minister and Ambassador, New Delhi

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Karan Singh is an Indian political scientist, environmentalist, a former Cabinet Minister, State President, Member of Parliament and ambassador. Yuvaraj Karan Singh graduated from Jammu and Kashmir University and took the M.A. degree of the Delhi University in political science in 1957. In 1949, at the early age of eighteen, he was appointed Regent and the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir by his father on the intervention of Prime Minister Nehru. He was elected President of Jammu and Kashmir for 18 years, then elected to the Lok Sabha (the Lower House of the Indian Parliament) for the Congress Party in 1967, and re-elected ever since. He was appointed Cabinet Minister by Indira Gandhi and served as Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, then of Health and Family Planning, later of Education and Culture. He was appointed Indian Ambassador to the United States in 1989 and is now Chancellor of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University. The long list of Dr. Singh's publications includes books on poetry, essays, novels and an autobiography. Karan Singh is a Member of the Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004:

19:30 Evening talk and dialogue at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

Info and tickets: Phone (02) 652 0580-1, Fax (02) 652 0582, E-mail

Wednesday, January 21, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chulalongkorn University

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 218 3331-5, Fax (02) 216 1299, E-mail

Thursday, January 22, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Khon Kaen University

Info and free tickets: Phone/Fax (043) 202 425, E-mail