10th Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference (3-Day Conference)
Founded by Initiatives for China, with guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy, the Conference seeks to advance mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among the diverse ethnic, religious, cultural, and regional groups seeking a better China. It also aims to promote universal values and a common front to advance democracy and human rights for all.
This conference featured keynote addresses, expert panels, and practical workshops. For a full description of the conference and 3-day agenda, please click here.
VOC Executive Director Marion Smith spoke on a panel at 3:40 PM on Tuesday, April 28th on the topic of “Hurdles to Foreign Understanding of China Today.” Other conference panelists include Michael Pillsbury (Hudson Institute), Sophie Richardson (Human Rights Watch), Yang Jianli (Initiatives for China), Carl Gershman (National Endowment for Democracy), Serenade Lai-Wan Woo (Hong Kong Journalists Association), and many more.