A Talk by
President of Jammu Peace Committee
Founder Editor, Kashmir Times
Computer Science Building, Room 104
1, 2003 7 pm
Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley
2, 2003 4:30 pm
Seats first-come-first-served;Arrive early to get good seats.
of South Asia
Nautilus Institute, Berkeley
- Addresses the myths surrounding the Kashmir conflict in
India and Pakistan
- Discusses the way forward and possible solutions for
lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mr. Ved Bhasin is the founder and Editor of Kashmir Times;
President Jammu & Kashmir Association of Journalists;
President Jammu Editors Conference, and President Press Club of
Mr. Bhasin is also Chairman, Cultural Forum Jammu and General
Secretary, Hindi Sahitya Mandal. In addition, Mr. Bhasin serves
as the President of Jammu Peace Committee. He is associated with
human rights groups, the Pakistan-India Forum for Peace and
Democracy, South Asians for Human Rights, and South Asian Forum
for Human Rights.
He has attended national and international seminars, conferences
and workshops concerning media, politics, human rights, peace,
literature and social work. He participated in the 'Dialogue on
Kashmir' in Washington sponsored by US Institute of Peace
January 1994. He has delivered series of lectures on the Kashmir
dispute all over the world.
Mr. Bhasin has received several awards for journalism, social
work, human rights, and cultural and environment work. Recently,
he was appointed as a member to the prestigious "Jammu
& Kashmir Rehabilitation Committee" which is headed by
the Chief Minister of Kashmir.
Before coming to the Bay area, he was in Washington to attend
the International Kashmir Peace Conference as a guest speaker.
Directions and Parking at
The street address of the Gates Computer Science Building is:
353 Serra Street Stanford, CA 94305
Directions and Parking at
Wheeler Hall is near the south side of the UC Berkeley
Coming on University Ave from I-80/880, make a right on
Oxford, left on Durant, Left on Telegraph;
Proceed north from Telegraph onto campus, go through Sather
Gate, and Wheeler Hall will be on your right. http://www.berkeley.edu/map/maps/CD34.html
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