Previous speakers and artists

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
President and Founder of the Rainbow/PUSH
Building a culture of peace and development in aglobalized world [more]

Prof. George F. Smoot
Contemplating the birth of the universe [more]

Prof. H. Robert Horvitz
Biomedical science, world health and world peace [more]

H.E. Prof. Jose Ramos-Horta
Is long lasting peace an attainable dream? [more]

Prof. Roger D. Kornberg
Science as a basis for bridging between cultures and fostering peace and development [more]

Prof. Robert Engle
Why is global financial volatility so high? [more]

Prof. Gerardus 't Hooft
Education and collaboration in fundamental science as bridges between nations [more]

Prof. Aaron J. Ciechanover
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry and a Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa
Life and death - Why our proteins have to die so we shall live [more]

James D. Wolfensohn
Chairman of Wolfensohn & Company, LLC
Beyond East-West, North-South - Peace and prosperity in a four speed world [more]

Prof. Finn Erling Kydland
Nobel Laureate for Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of California in Santa Barbara
Peace and economic development in the age of globalization [more]

Prof. David Jonathan Gross
Nobel Laureate for Physics and the director and holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical P
The coming revolutions in foundamental physics. [more]

Prof. Robert Alexander Mundell
Nobel Laureate for Economics and a University Professor at Columbia University in New York
Economic development by fitting globalization into the national development strategy [more]

Dr. Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Peace Laureate, Tehran
'Cultural pluralism and democracy'  [more]

Vanessa Mae
Violinist, London
Benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Andaman Tsunami Tragedy [more]

Prof. Jerome I. Friedman
Nobel Laureate for Physics, Cambridge
'Science: A bridge to peace' [more]

Prof. Peter Agre
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Baltimore
'Science and the protection of human rights' [more]

Prof. Mario J. Molina
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Cambridge
'The impact of human activities on the chemistry of the atmosphere' [more]

Prof. Peter C. Doherty
Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Memphis
'The challenge of reconciling biological and cultural imperatives in the quest for peace and sustainability' [more]

Musician & DJ, Berlin
'Bridges for peace - Views of a DJ' [more]

Dr. Hans Blix
'Peace and disarmament - Prospect after Iraq' [more]

HSH Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein
Chairman, Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation, Vienna
'Conflict resolution in the modern world' [more]

Bishop Carlos F.X. Belo
Nobel Peace Laureate, Dili / East Timor
'Education for peace' [more]

Prof. James J. Heckman
Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences,Chicago
'Globalization and regionalism' [more]

Prof. Riccardo Giacconi
Nobel Laureate for Physics, Washington DC
'Interaction between basic and applied research' [more]

Prof. Sheldon Lee Glashow
Nobel Laureate for Physics, Boston
'How basic science drives technological progress'  [more]

Prof. Robert C. Richardson
Nobel Laureate for Physics, Ithaca
'Training scientists for the future:
How to inspire and train the people who will solve the world's problems in the 21st century' [more]

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Strasbourg
'From matter to life: Science and Society' [more]

Prof. Yuan T. Lee
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Taipei
'Science, technology and peace on earth' [more]

Prof. Kurt Wüthrich
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Zurich
'Structures of the molecules of life - Impact on modern biomedical research' [more]

Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Nobel Laureate for Physics, Paris
'Manipulating atoms with light'  [more]

Prof. Clive W. Granger
Nobel Laureate for Economics, La Jolla
'The economics of peace' [more]

Jessye Norman
Opera Singer, Crugers/USA
Jessye Norman makes her first appearance in Thailand at the Main Hall of the Thailand Cultural Center  [more]

Sir Vidia S. Naipaul
Nobel Laureate for Literature, London
Muslim Faith in Non-Arab Countries [more]

Prof. Robert Huber
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Munich
Proteins and their Structure at the Interface of Chemistry, Physics and Biology  [more]

Jakob von Uexkuell
Founder and Chairman, The Right Livelihood Foundation, London
Overcoming the Culture of Global Greed: Building Moral Leadership - The World Future Council   [more]

Prof. Zhores I. Alferov
Nobel Laureate for Physics, St. Petersburg
Future Trends in Electronic Components for Modern Information Technology  [more]

Dame Anita Roddick
Founder of The Body Shop, West Sussex
Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Trade  [more]

Hon. Gareth Evans
President, International Crisis Group, Brussels
Conflict resolution and humanitarian intervention in response to genocide [more]

Prof. Richard J. Roberts
Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Beverly
Spreading Peace through Science and Commerce in Developing Countries [more]

H.E. Prof. Jose Ramos-Horta
Nobel Peace Laureate, Timor-Leste
The Unipolar World - Can the US lead? [more]

Dr. Karan Singh
Former Maharadja of Kashmir and Indian Minister and Ambassador, New Delhi
Interfaith Dialogue as a Pathway Towards Peace [more]

Prof. Marcia Haydee and Ismael Ivo
Prof. Marcia Haydee, Ballet Dancer, Stuttgart, and Ismael Ivo, Dance Performer, Berlin
The Tempest - Thailand Premier Dance Performance [more]

Prof. Ferid Murad
Nobel Laureate for Medicine, Houston
The Application of Research with Nitric Oxide to the Development of New Medicine [more]

Prof. Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nobel Laureate for Physics, Tucson
Laser Technology in Peace and War [more]

Prof. Paul J. Crutzen
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Washington, D.C.
Air Pollution in Asia and its Impact on Regional and Global Climate [more]

Prof. Jerome Karle
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Washington, D.C.
The Role of Science and Technology in the Quest for a World at Peace [more]

Prof. Joshua Lederberg
Nobel Laureate for Medicine, New York
Health as an Imperative to Peace and Peace as an Imperative to Health [more]

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
President and Founder, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Washington, D.C.
Can the United States Become a Force for Peace? - The US after the War on Iraq  [more]

HSH Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein
Chairman, Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation, Vienna
From Civil Society to World Civil Society  [more]

Prof. Aaron J. Ciechanover
Science and technology as a novel language of peace [more]

Jackie Chan
Arts and culture as a pathway towards peace [more]

Oliver Stone
Film-making and peace-building [more]

Prof. David J. Gross
The future of science and human development [more]

Prof. Eric S. Maskin
Why global markets have failed to reduce inequality [more]

Prof. Eric S. Maskin
Why global markets have failed to reduce inequality  [more]

Prof. Torsten N. Wiesel
Science for peace [more]

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Vovka Ashkenazy
Concert for a culture of peace

Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi
Future challenge in HIV / AIDS prevention and therapy [more]

H.E. President Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta
Building a culture of peace and development in a globalized world [more]

Prof. Roger B. Myerson
Leadership, democracy and local government [more]

Prof. Harald zur Hausen
Cancer prevention as a challenge for global health  [more]

Prof. Douglas D. Osheroff
How science changes our lives  [more]

Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi
The power of metal catalysis transition for a prosperous and sustainable and 21st century [more]

Prof. Romano Prodi
Politics and peace - worldwide cooperation in the age of globalization [more]

Prof. Brian P. Schmidt
Science: Humanity's universal bridge [more]

Prof. Sir Harold W. Kroto
Education - the basis for peace and the key to an enlightened global community [more]

Prof. Ngô Bảo Châu
How we learn [more]

Prof. Sir James A. Mirrlees
Conflict, cooperation and the common good [more]

Prof. Bruce A. Beutler
The global struggle against infectious disease [more]

Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei
Global equity and security [more]

Prof. Ada E. Yonath
From basic science to advanced medicine - Molecules of life and their impact on modern biomedical research [more]

HE Jose Manuel Barroso
From national to regional and global governance [more]

Prof. Sheldon L. Glashow
How basic science drives technological progress [more]

Dr. Sir Richard J. Roberts
Why you should love bacteria [more]

Prof. Robert F. Engle III
The prospects for global financial stability [more]

Dr. Peter Agre
Opening doors worldwide through medical science [more]