Asian Dialogue Society (ADS)
Due to its expanding and multiple activities IRC formed The Asian Dialogue Society – ADS – in 2002 as an autonomous platform for dialogue among an informal fellowship of concerned citizens and friends of Asia to address issues that have affected the course of political, economic and social developments particularly in Asia. The “fellows” come from diverse backgrounds and they share a common belief in the right of individuals and societies to live a life free from want and fear. The ADS also believes in the indispensability of dialogue and debate for the resolution of conflicts and in the maintenance of peace.
The ADS actively cooperates with, and mobilize the resources of, universities, non-governmental organizations, political parties, governments and business corporations in Asia and elsewhere. The ADS established several different initiatives both at the broader level of a pan-Asia landscape and the selection of issues.