Message from President James T. Harris


The University of San Diego is proud to host the Kyoto Prize Symposium once again. Together with our colleagues at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, and Point Loma Nazarene University, we welcome the opportunity to present to the broader community the outstanding individuals who are honored for their life’s work by the Inamori Foundation. The remarkable contributions these honorees have made to the greater good of society and to the expansion of knowledge humbles and inspires us. Thank you for joining us in this celebration of global understanding. We congratulate the Laureates and this year’s Kyoto Scholarship winners who will carry forward the quest for knowledge.

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