Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture and Awards
Guest Speaker: Jamal Khokhar, Institute of the Americas
Host: San Diego Indian American Society
This annual event hosted by the Qualcomm Institute is organized by the San Diego Indian American Society to award 21 scholarships to high school graduates. The speaker is Amb. Jamal Khokhar, president and CEO of the Institute of the Americas.
Twenty-one outstanding graduates, irrespective of national origin, from 19 San Diego County high schools, will receive approximately $60,000 in cash awards and U.S. Congressional Certificates:
Special guests at the event will tentatively include the venerable. Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Personal Emissary for Peace to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and founder of the Friends of the Dalai Lama Foundation..
Amb. Jamal Khokhar,
Ambassador Khokhar has been President and CEO of the Institute of the Americas since September, 2015. Previously, he was a senior career diplomat with the Canadian Foreign Service in the Department of Global Affairs. From 2010-2015 he was Canada’s Ambassador to Brazil.