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Nobel Laureate promotes dialogues for a culture of peace.
Professor Torsten N. Wiesel visits The University of Cambodia as part of the International Peace Foundation “Bridges: Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace” presented The University of Cambodia and the Asia Leadership Center.
The University of Cambodia and the Asia Leadership Center invites the public to spend the afternoon and dialogue with Professor Torsten N. Wiesel, 1981 Nobel Laureate for Medicine, as he speaks on the topic “Science for Peace.”
As part of the ALC’s ongoing Eminent Leaders Lecture Series, “Bridges,” will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the UC Conference Center on The University of Cambodia’s main campus, just south of the Independence monument. The lecture is free of charge and open to professionals, government officials, academics, professors, students and all others looking to learn more about different aspects of leadership and peace.
In 1981, Professor Torsten N. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for pioneering work on the neural basis of visual perception, carried out at Harvard Medical School. He is a founding member of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies, and the Scientific Council of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization, co-chairs the Board of Governors of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, and serves on the Board of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.
During the event, UC President, Dr. Kao Kim Hourn will bestow an Honorary Doctorate Degree on Professor Torsten N. Wiesel for his lifetime achievement in the field of medicine.
The ALC is happy to host Professor Wiesel 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 ALC’s Eminent Leaders Lecture Series and upcoming Bridges events visit the ALC website at www.alc.uc.edu.kh or contact:
Mr. Bandol Lim – Director of ALC and Bridges Coordinator in Cambodia
Phone: (855-23) 993-274; (855-89) 810-288
Fax: (855-23) 993-284

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