The 8th February 2012 was an important commemoration for the IOI – the 8th February was the tenth anniversary of the passing away of Prof. Elisabeth Mann Borgese, the founder of IOI and the year 2012 marked IOI’s 40 years of dedication to ocean matters and contribution towards capacity development and ocean governance since its foundation in 1972. The two events were celebrated at the University of Malta in Malta.
The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Memorial Ceremony was held at the St Thomas Moore Chapel of the University of Malta to an intimate gathering of friends of IOI and persons who had known and cherished Elisabeth in her lifetime and admired her work. Chosen readings were given by Fr Michael Bugeja SJ, University Chaplain, Dr Awni Behnam, Professor Salvino Busuttil, Professor Alain Piquemal and Dr Werner Ekau – members of the IOI Governing Board. The readings were accompanied by a selection of choral and orchestral works by the Collegium Musicum and the Chamber Orchestra directed by Dr Mro Dion Buhagiar.
Detailed information about the event is available for download below:
An IOI publication has been dedicated
to the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary
of IOI and the 10th Anniversary Commemoration
of Prof. Elisabeth Mann Borgese.