Conference Opening Ceremony

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hiroshima, Japan – The opening ceremony for the global conference “Building a Sustainable Peace” took place at the Hiroshima Art Museum earlier today. Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of Hiroshima, Lehman’s President Ricardo R. Fernández and Sorosh Roshan, President of the International Health Awareness Network, welcomed dozens of attendees and participants coming from around the globe for the three-day conference.

The Honorable Mr. Akiba said he was very happy to have been invited to be part of this conference two years ago, but he didn’t expect the conference to become as big as it did. “This all-star cast conference alone honors Hiroshima so highly,” he said.

In addition, Mr. Akiba recognized Lehman’s ties to Hiroshima. “This is Lehman College’s second home,” he said.

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