Bircham International University World Forum
Year: 2000 - 2007
Organization: Women Together Foundation Awards - Starmus 2016
Master of Ceremony: Prof. Dr. William Martin, BIU CEO
Alvaro Uribe, Former President of Colombia.
Brian Cox, Physicist & BBC broadcaster.
Brian Greene, Writer & physicist at University of Columbia.
Ela Bhat, India SEWA Bank.
Felipe Gonzalez, Former President of Spain.
Gabriel García Marquez, Writer & Nobel Prize.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Former President of Brazil.
Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grammen Bank and Nobel Prize.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist & host of TV series Cosmos.
Stephen Hawking, Writer & physicist at University of Cambridge.
Opinion and Review from Bircham University:
"William Martin, BIU CEO & Vicepresident is personally committed to the development of several projects that do contribute to a better world. Bircham International University becomes an actual proof of how motivated professionals can achieve better outcomes for themselves and others through adult continuing education and degree programs. William Martin, BIU CEO, acted as host and moderator of several World Forums and gave a speech at the United Nations (New York, 2006) about how not traditional education approaches may contribute to eradicate poverty. With great honor, he introduced Mrs. Ela Bhatt (India SEWA Bank) in the United Nations Conference Press where she received the Women Together Award in 2006. Dr. William Martin has been a key advisor in the successful preparation of the I, II and III International Microcredits Forum held in Madrid, Brasilia and Cartagena (Colombia). Bircham International University coordinated and prepared the contents of the first Microcredits Manual published in Spanish. In 2016, William Martin participated in the Starmus 2016, an event that reunited 10 nobel laureates in physics and astrophysics as well as some other key personalities."