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The Humpty Dumpty Institute Works With Taihe Institute on International Conference in Beijing, PRC


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Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony
Taihe Institute Chairman Binge Peng (center), HDI Board Member Ruby
Wang (center left), Morgan DeNicola r.) Conference Participants Ring the Ceremonial Gong At Gala Dinner

September 25, 2017

The Humpty Dumpty Institute collaborated with its Beijing based partner, the Taihe Institute, on the first annual Taihe Civilizations Forum.

The Forum was held August 25-27, 2017 in Beijing, People's Republic of China and brought together experts from China, the United States, and Europe to discuss three important areas:
1) People-to-People exchanges
2) Artificial Intelligence
3) Climate Change

The Taihe Civilizations Forum (TCF) has been established to engage leaders of fields worldwide to support the harmonious development of common values and the advancement of human civilizations. The TCF focuses on global and regional challenges, explores root causes, identifies and promotes possible solutions, and facilitates communication and impact creation across borders.

Ruby Wang, a member of HDI's Board of Directors was a host of the conference. HDI Executive Director, Joseph Merante, presented on "Building Bridges: The Importance of Cultural Diplomacy in Fostering International Dialogue." HDI also arranged for Mr. William Megalos and Ms. Diane Tuft to discuss their work in bringing the problem of climate change to a wide audience. Mr. Megalos discussed how the poor are the most vulnerable to the dangers of climate change and the concept of climate refugees. He also showed a clip from his recent film on the refugee problem, Stuck in the Doorway, Ms. Tuft spoke about her recent expedition to the Arctic to document the melting of the polar ice cap.

In addition, HDI facilitated the presentation of Ambassador Cameron Hume on the importance of the oceans. Ambassador Hume is currently an advisor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).