In Memory of Kapur

World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations reports:

On March 12, 2011 Kapur Surya Foundation and India International Centre convened the commemorative event “The Vision and Legacy of J.C. Kapur: Quest for an Equitable Human Order” at the India International Centre Auditorium. The speakers at this event, chaired by Prof. M.G.K. Menon, were Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, MP, Chairperson, IIC Asia Project; Dr. Vladimir I. Yakunin, Founder President World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations; and Dr. Tu Weiming, Chair, Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and Confucian Studies, Harvard University, USA; Sr. Professor, Peking University, Beijing, China.

“He was a towering figure in reconfiguring the new world order, a major public intellectual in Asia, and a source of inspiration for us all. I cherished his willingness to share his broad vision with me. I look forward to an opportunity to continue his seminal work on intercivilizational dialogue in Cultural China.” Download full speech by Dr. Tu Weiming

The event was dedicated to the memory of Jagdish Chandra Kapur (1920 – 2010) who passed away on Nov. 19, 2010. Mr. Kapur was an engineer, pioneer of solar and renewable energy, author, futurist, Founder-Chairman, Kapur Surya Foundation and Kapur Solar Farms; Publisher and Editor, World Affairs Journal; Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations.

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