UCPD NEWS: UCPD Co-Sponsors a Lecture by Dr. Kiran Bedi
India's Super Cop Lectures at Townsend Center on November 6, 2009
A Conversation with India's Super Cop, Dr. Kiran Bedi
[November 3, 2009, Berkeley CA]
UCPD is proud to be a co-sponsor of a lecture this Friday afternoon by Dr. Kiran Bedi, India's first and highest ranking (retired in 2007) woman officer. Dr. Bedi is most famous for her "tough, innovative and welfare policing." She is also a dynamic social activist and is founder of "Navjyoti" an NGO for welfare and preventive policing and "India Vision Foundation" an NGO for prison reforms, drug abuse prevention and child welfare. For her work, Dr. Bedi has received dozens of international awards and commendations, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service. Dr. Bedi is probably the most decorated police officer in the world and is consistently voted one of the most admired women in India.
Lecture | Friday, November 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall
Sponsors: Center for South Asia Studies, Global Fund for Women, Sarah Kailath
Chair of India Studies, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, UC Police Department, Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG)
Kiran Bedi, Ph.D, is India's first and highest ranking woman police officer. She joined the Indian Police Service in 1972 and retired in 2007. She is renowned for her innovative yet effective approach to law
enforcement, through which she achieved extraordinary success in tough environments. She has worked as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and she has represented India at the United Nations and in numerous international forums.
Since retiring from active police duty, Dr. Bedi has also become an international activist on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reform, women's issues, and human welfare. She founded and runs two nonprofit organizations: Navjyoti and the India Vision Foundation, which provide education, vocational training, and treatment for drug addiction to women and children living in India's slums, rural areas, and prisons.
For her work, Dr. Bedi has received dozens of international awards and commendations, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for government service (also known as the Asian Nobel Prize), the United Nation's Serge Sotiroff Memorial Award for drug abuse prevention, the Joseph Beuys Award, and the Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention & Control by the International Organization of Good Templars. Dr. Bedi is probably the most decorated police officer in the world. She is consistently voted one of the most admired women in India.
Dr. Bedi's activities straddle a staggering range of interests. She holds both a law degree and a doctorate, writes columns for leading newspapers and magazines, and anchors several radio and television shows. She has also been the subject of various books and films, including the 2009 film "Yes, Madam, Sir," which has won accolades at several international film festivals. Dr. Bedi is an active public speaker, addressing social, professional, and leadership issues. She is also an Asian tennis champion.
Screening Sunday, November 8 in SF
Dr. Bedi is in the Bay Area for the Bay Area premiere of Megan Doneman's documentary on Kiran Bedi, "Yes, Madam, Sir," at 3rd I's 7th Annual South Asian Film Festival in San Francisco. For full festival
schedule go to: www.thirdi.org
For More Information
Event Contact: email@example.com, 510-642-3608
- More Information about Dr. Kiran Bedi: www.kiranbedi.com/
- Anasuya Sengupta
- South Asia Studies, Center
- Download a Color Poster for this Lecture
- Yes, Madam, Sir -- an upcoming film about Dr. Kiran Bedi
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