Ambassador Otto F. von Feigenblatt co-chairs the First Asia Pacific Academic Summit (December 21)
The Summit was co-chaired by Ambassador Otto F. von Feigenblatt and by H.E. General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. Held at the exclusive Royal Thai Navy Club at the heart of Bangkok, the event featured several academic presentations about public policy and education. Chulalonkorn University, Sripatum Univerity, and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University were represented at this important academic event. Ambassador von Feigenblatt delivered a presentation about the importance of peace for development. The keynote speaker was Professor Dr. Malcolm Cooper, former Vice-President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University who delivered a lecture on "Smart Cities". Special guests included His Highness Prince Sawath Pathanak of Laos as well as many local academics and representatives from the private sector.