Seychelles founding President, Mr. James R. Mancham, has accepted an invitation to participate in a high-profiled program, “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing,” which will be hosted by Stanford University’s famous Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace in Palo Alto, California, USA, on May 3-5, 2012.
The Seychelles founding President has agreed to deliver a major address and answer questions pertaining to the Indian Ocean – China’s growing influence in the zone, the American military presence in Diego Garcia, and the question of piracy.
The Hoover Institution is a public policy think-tank, which was founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, an early alumnus of Stanford before becoming President of the United States.
Located at the campus of Stanford University, the Hoover Institution mission’s statement outlines its basic tenets: representative government, private enterprise, peace, personal freedom, and the safeguards of the American system.
Six other world leaders will participate in the program.
The Governor of West Bengal, India, HE Shri Mayankote Kelath Narayanan will speak about India’s worries concerning its capabilities and its military and intelligence coorporation with the USA.
The head of the President’s Office of Laos, HE Minister Phongsavath Boupha, will deal with the threats to peace in Southeast Asia.
The Hon. Aykut Eken, Secretary-General of Turkey’s World Federation of Consuls, will deal with what is going on in Syria, Israel, and Iran.
Admiral Danilo Cortez of the Philippines will speak on the contentions around the Sprately Islands and the growing potential of naval conflicts in the Pacific.
The Russian author of the world-renowned novel, “Anastasia,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide, Mr. Vladimir Nikolayevich Megre, will speak about “spirituality and peace” in Russia.
Oliver “Buck” Revell, a highly-decorated former FBI official who served as an Advisor on International Organized Crimes to the US National Security Council, will talk about “The most significant threats to the American people.”
The distinguished speakers, as well as other world leaders, will afterwards participate in a day of “Peace Brainstorming” as guests of the Chairman of the Board of the One World Institute, Dr. Tom Stern, M.D., and the President of the One World Institute, Yolanda Ortega Stern, Ph.D., at their ranch in Sonama Napa Wine Country.
Former President Mancham will subsequently visit Washington, DC, and New York City where he will have talks with various peace-orientated organizations before returning to Seychelles via Abu Dhabi.