Update on Asian Dialogue Society (ADS)
Due to its expansion and multiple activities, IRC formed The Asian Dialogue Society (2002) as an autonomous platform for dialogue among an informal fellowship of concerned citizens and friends of Asia to address issues that have affected the course of political, economic and social developments, particularly in Asia.
The “fellows” come from diverse backgrounds and they share a common belief in the right of individuals and societies to live a life free from want and fear.
The ADS also believes in the indispensability of dialogue and debate for the resolution of conflicts and in the maintenance of peace.
The ADS actively cooperates with and mobilizes the resources of, universities, non-governmental organizations, political parties, governments, and business corporations in Asia and elsewhere.
The ADS has established several different initiatives both at the broader level of a pan-Asia landscape and the selection of issues that have been discussed in different fora across Asia.
As of September 2021, Dr. Anh Tho Andres, Sec. Gen. of VNTU International based in Geneva, former staff of IRC in the 1990s, now a professor and VP Operations of Vietnam Hoc Institute Geneva, will be taking over the role of Coordinator of the ADS-VNTU Fellowship. The new ADS-VNTU partnership will allow ADS to reach out to the Global North community with its Geneva-based location.
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