Professor Aaron J. Ciechanover


Press Release
November 4, 2009-Phnom: Nobel Laureate promotes dialogues for a culture of peace.
Professor Aaron J. Ciechanover visits The University of Cambodia as part of The International Peace Foundation “Bridges: Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace” presented the Asia Leadership Center of The University of Cambodia.
The Asia Leadership Center of the University of Cambodia invites the public to spend the afternoon and dialogue with Professor Aaron J. Ciechanover, 2004 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, as he speaks on the topic “Science and Technology as a Novel Language of Peace.”
As part of the ALC’s ongoing Eminent Leaders Lecture Series, “Bridges,” will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the UC Conference Center on The University of Cambodia’s main campus in Phnom Penh. The lecture is free of charge and open to professionals, government officials, academics, professors, students and all others looking to learn more about different leadership and peace.
In 2004, Professor Aaron Ciechanover was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. His discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation  which helps us to understand at the molecular level how cells control a number of central processes by breaking down certain proteins and not others. This knowledge offers an opportunity to develop drugs against many diseases including cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis.
During the event, H.E. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Council of Ministers, will bestow an Honorary Doctorate Degree on Professor Ciechanover for his lifetime achievement in the science field.
The ALC is happy to host The International Peace Foundation “Bridges-Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace” and Professor Ciechanover as part of its Eminent Leaders Lecture Seriesas it strives to achieve its goal of promoting, encouraging and informing people about many different aspects of leadership. The series intends to cover a variety of topics relating to leadership, including peace, development, democracy and more. Accompanied by other programs such as workshops and interactive conferences, it is just one of the ALC’s tools to perpetuate an understanding of leadership in today’s society.
For more about the Eminent Leaders Lecture Series and upcoming Bridges events or the ALC, visit the ALC website at

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