BINUS UNIVERSITY is proud to announce its cooperation with the International Peace Foundation, through which the university will host an esteemed Nobel laureate in early 2017 as part of the foundation’s 6th ASEAN event series titled "Bridges – Dialogues Toward a Culture of Peace". The International Peace Foundation has since 2003 presented 550 "Bridges" events across the ASEAN in countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. In serving as one of the partner institutions for the 6th ASEAN event series, BINUS UNIVERSITY has the honour of playing an integral role in welcoming the "Bridges" program to Indonesia and views this cooperation to be a key step forward in the country’s continued development within the fields of education, research, employment and intercultural dialogue.
The International Peace Foundation creates an independent, non-profit platform for dialogue and humanitarian support. In particular, the Vienna-based foundation is focused on spurring research into conflict prevention and the promotion of peace activities. The keynote speaker scheduled to headline the forum at BINUS UNIVERSITY as well as meet with students at BINUS SCHOOL Simprug in February 2017 is Prof. Sheldon L. Glashow – an esteemed figure in the global academic community renowned for his contribution to the field of physics, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1979. Prof. Glashow will speak on the importance of science in driving technological progress as well as the significance of research motivated by curiosity and the desire to understand nature. BINUS UNIVERSITY through its continued internationalization and promotion of social responsibility, science, and technology serves as the ideal partner institution to initiate discourse on this topic in Indonesia.
Through this partnership, BINUS UNIVERSITY hopes to influence Indonesia’s young demographic as the country takes steps to solidify its competitiveness amid rising regional integration. Contributing to efforts aimed at ensuring peace, stability and security for the country will enhance further sustainable cooperation between local organizations and their global partners, and drive Indonesia’s burgeoning reputation as an influential hub for business and investment.
For more information regarding the International Peace Foundation and its programs, please visit the foundation’s website: www.peace-foundation.net