Quarterly Lecture Series
Every quarter a distinguished person or a group of people is invited to address an issue of great significance and the meeting is held at Qualcomm Auditorium, 6455 Lusk Blvd, San Diego.
Dr. Ramesh Jain Bren Professor, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California- Irvine discussed "Indian Technology in the Flat World".
Ambassador Ronen Sen, ambassador of India spoke on India-United States Nuclear Agreement and Beyond in a function jointly organized with University of California held in the Atkinson Hall.
Non-violence: A way to Combat Terrorism. Gandhiji's grandson Arun Gandhi, Azim Khamisa, founder of a foundation to spread non-violence among youth in United States and Dr. Dipak Gupta, Fred Hansen Professor Peace Studies and Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University discussed in depth the application of non-violence to find solutions to terrorism related issues.
Dr. D. Balasubramaniam and Dr. Venkateswaralu, very well-known scientists from India and Dr. Suresh Subramani, Dean, Biological Sciences, U.C.S.D. participated in a very interesting and informative symposium on "World Class Institute for Bio-science Research in India". This was co-sponsored with San Diego Association of Physicians of India Origin.
The Uniqueness of Brain was the subject matter for a lively discourse by Dr.V.S. Ramachanmdran, Professor at U.C.S.D. and a very well-known authority in the world in the area of brain research.
Evolving India-Pakistan Relations was the topic for the town hall meeting. Professor Stanley Wolpert, Distinguished Historian from UCLA moderated the program, Consul General B.S. Prakash of India and Professor Vali Nasr of Monterrey Institute of International Relations participated.
Dr. Derrick Cartwright, Director, San Diego Museum of Art discussed unique Binny collections that are housed in SDMA. This is one of the largest in the world.
Dr. Inder Verma, American Cancer Society Professor at Salk Institute spoke on Bio-Technology Scene in India.
Professor Ramesh Rao, Qualcomm Professor of Engineering, UCSD spoke on "Information Technology: An instrument of social development in everyday life".