In a letter of appreciation to Dr. Tan, International Peace Foundation Chairman Uwe Morawetz expressed his gratitude for Dr. Tan’s “ important participation in the program and for helping … to make the visit of President Jose Ramos-Horta to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand a major success”.
Nobel Laureates Robert Mundell, David J. Gross, Finn Kydland, David Baltimore, Aaron Ciechanover, and Jose Ramos-Horta were the most recent participants of Bridges. Others before them included Oscar Arias, Leon Cooper, Henry Kissinger, John Nash, the Dalai Lama.
The next series of Bridges will be from November 2009 to April 2010 and will be held in Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines.