University President to attend forum with Tony Blair

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University President, Fr. Sixto M. Bitangjol, OAR, has been invited by Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) to see former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair talk on leadership during the annual Ateneo-MVP Leadership Forum on March 23, 2009 at the Rev. Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. The invitation is extended to all SMART valued partners under the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program.

Blair, who is described as one of Britain’s most internationally recognized statesmen, will talk on “The Leader as a Nation Builder in a Globalizing World”. Now the special envoy to the Middle East, Blair is a recipient of the $1 million Dan David Prize for his “exceptional leadership and steadfast determination in helping to engineer agreements and forge lasting solutions to areas in conflict”. He is also credited for helping forge the peace agreement in Northern Ireland after decades of armed conflict.

SMART shoulders Fr. Bitangjol’s participation in the Forum, travel, and accommodation.