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Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace, H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta is a 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the President of Timor-Leste and a Patron of the International Peace Foundation. Wednesday, April 21, 2010

H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta
H.E. Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta is a 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the President of Timor-Leste and a Patron of the International Peace Foundation. Jose Ramos-Horta was born in Dili, Timor-Leste, on December 26, 1949. He is one of 11 brothers and sisters. He is divorced and has one son. He began his early education... 
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Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Prof. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is the Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 together with Prof. Luc Montagnier for their discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Professors Barré-Sinoussi’s and... 
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Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of the most renowned pianists and conductors of our times.  Formerly Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic (1998 to 2003) and Music Director of NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo (2004 to 2007), he will take up the position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor to the Sydney Symphony... 
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Prof. Torsten N. Wiesel
Prof. Torsten N. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1981 in recognition of his pioneering work on the neural basis of visual perception, carried out at Harvard Medical School in collaboration with Prof. David H. Hubel. Their studies showed how visual information collected by the retina is transmitted... 
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Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone is an American film director, screenwriter and producer whose work, frequently focusing on contemporary political and cultural issues, has earned him three Academy Awards (Oscars), namely for Platoon, filmed in the Philippines and starring Willem Dafoe, (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July starring Tom... 
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Prof. Eric Stark Maskin
Prof. Eric Stark Maskin is an American economist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2007 “for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory”, a specialized form of game theory which attempts to maximize gains for all parties within markets and which examines whether trading mechanisms... 
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Prof. David Jonathan Gross
Prof. David Jonathan Gross is a 2004 Nobel Laureate for Physics, the director and holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of California in Santa Barbara and a Member of the Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation. Born... 
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Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer who has appeared in over 100 films. He has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been referenced in various pop songs,... 
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