Journey to the East
The first ever initiative of its kind, Journey to the East - Oct 28-30, 2000, was an international conference of some of the most dynamic cultural personalities from the Asia Pacific region and India. Journey to the East sought to answers to the following questions: Are there more innovative ways to access, evaluate and plan such program? Are there ways to develop institutions with such arm's length attitudes to creatively manage such program? Do we have the open attitude to assure bilateral interactions and balance the dominance posed by political and business sectors?
Key speakers at the conference were renowned cultural personalities like Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Dr. Karan Singh, Dr. Raghava Menon, Justice Leela Seth, Prof. Muthukumaraswamy, Veenapani Chawla, dancer Chandralekha, eminent journalists like MJ Akbar, Patwant Singh and B.G. Verghese. From Asia countries came well known personalities like Dr. Richard Engelhardt, Dr. Sun Ock Lee, Danny Yung, Prof. Ou Jian-Ping, Dr. Le Thi and Prof. Latin Singh Bangdel.