Hiroshima, Japan - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will organise a Roundtable on Diversity and a Knowledge-Based Society.

The Institute is delighted to have as speakers two leading scholars, Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and former Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan; and Dr. Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor of Linguistics and Japanese Language and Culture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This roundtable will take place on Friday 26 June 2009 from 18:00 to 19:45 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The speakers' presentations will be in English, with Q and A in English and Japanese. The roundtable is part of a new series initiated in March 2009. The first event focused on the economic benefits of a knowledge-based society created by diversity.

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