From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2011-01-18 10:56:42
I am forwarding this because the panellists are interesting. Also that it is in Saudi Arabia! From: Paradigm Research Group [mailto:PRG@paradigmresearch…] Sent: 18 January 2011 07:21To: ad.johnson@ntlworld….Subject: PRG Press Release – January 18, 2011 Paradigm Research Group PRG Press Release – January 18, 2011 Washington, DC – On January 23-25, 2011 over 100 international speakers will present at the 5th Annual Global Competitiveness Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.According to the conference website at www.gcf.org.sa “The Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), the only event of its kind, is an annual meeting of global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals and journalists brought together to create a dialogue with respect to the positive impact organizational and national competitiveness can have on local, regional and global economic and social development. It was founded in 2006 by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), and is held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of HM King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.”Paradigm Research Group notes with considerable interest the inclusion of the following panel: Contact: Learning from Outer Space – Psychological and socio-cultural assumptions and preconceptions constrain us to a large extent, and shape our views of the universe so that we are inclined to find what we are looking for, and fail to see what we are not. Using knowledge gained from research in the fields of Ufology and the search for extraterrestrial life, what might we possibly learn about hindrances to innovation in other areas of inquiry?The panelists have not yet been formally announced but will likely include Nick Pope, former head of the UFO desk at the UK Ministry of Defence; Stanton T. Friedman, nuclear physicist and extraterrestrial phenomena researcher; Dr. Jacques Vallee, researcher and venture capitalist; and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku.According to PRG executive director Stephen Bassett, “Political leaders and political journalists in the United States might want to ask themselves how it is a subject the United States Government claims has no validity is being addressed under royal patronage at a conference costing attendees $4000?” He added, “They might also note Saudi Arabia is a nation which will be hugely impacted by the inevitable end of the now 64-year old UFO/ET truth embargo and likely subsequent introduction of extraterrestrial derived technologies. It’s time for the U. S. Congress and the political media to grow up and wake up. Saudi Arabia should now be added to the growing list of nations who might elect to preempt the United States and unilaterally act to end the truth embargo.” __________________________________________Paradigm Research Group4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814PRG@paradigmres… 202-215-8344www.para…If you no longer wish to receive these emails, or you wish to update your profile, please click here.