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World Summit 2020 - IMAP Schedule

IMAP recognizes the vital role that journalists play in guarding against totalitarianism and supporting the expansion of freedom. IMAP represents a worldwide professional network of journalists who support a socially responsible and moral media to convey accurate content, address the challenges of our time based on the highest principles of ethical journalism, and understanding that universal values are key elements of a world of peace.

Schedule

February 2, 2020

 

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE ASSEMBLY
Establishing a Global Environment of “Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values -- the Role of the Media”

Moderator: Mr. Kim Hyun Wook, former news anchor at KBS

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times
Mr. Jung Hee-taeg, President, Segye Ilbo
Mr. Masahiro Kuroki, President, Sekai Nippo
Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Special Remarks
Hon. Park, Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul
Hon. Park, Yang Woo, Minister of Culture & Sports, ROK 

Keynote Presentations
Hon. Clifford Stearns, Member of U.S. Congress (1989-2013), Executive Director APCO Worldwide, past President of Association of Former Members of U.S. Congress
Mr. Shin Jai-won, Executive Vice-President, Hyundai Motor; heads newly established UAM Division

 

SESSION II: STATE OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY AND IMPACT OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Moderator: Mrs. Hwang, Jung-Mi, Executive VP and Editor-in-Chief, Segye Ilbo

Speakers
Mr. Juan Senor, President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
Prof. Predrag Vujovic, President, Public Relations Business School, Serbia
Mr. Yuya Watase, Executive Director of The Washington Times Japan
Ms. Vera Lucia Tabach, President Brazilian Association of Press and Electronic Media, Brazil

 

SESSION III: ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES IN THE MEDIA AND RESTORING THE MISSION OF THE PRESS

Moderator: Peter Zoerher, Executive Director, FOREF-Europe

Speakers
Prof. Han Kyu Sup, Seoul National University, Korea
Mr. Chris Dolan, President and Executive Editor, TWT, USA
Dr. Aaron Rhodes, International human rights activist, University lecturer and essayist, Germany
Mr. Lutfi Dervishi, Lecturer, University of Tirana, Albania
Mr. Salvador Nasralla, TV Broadcaster, founder, Anti Corruption Party, Honduras
Prof. Kriengsak Chareonwongsak, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Chairman, Nation-Building Institute (NBI), Thailand

 

SESSION IV: REGIONAL ISSUES AND THE CASE FOR A NEW GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF JOURNALISTS AND COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS

Moderator: Mr. Aaron Manaigo, Senior Partner, Potomac International Partners, USA

Speakers
Mr. Michael Breen, CEO, Insight Communications Consultants, Korea
Hon. Jean Victor Nkolo, UN General Assembly Spokesman, Cameroon
Prof. Ralph Afolabi Akinfeleye, PhD, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Bill Gertz, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Times
Mr. Thomas Schellen, Editor-at-Large, Executive Roundtables, Lebanon 
Mr. A. Curtis Farrow, President, Irving Street Reps, USA

 

CONCLUDING SESSION: THE CASE FOR IMAP

Speakers
Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times
Mr. Hee-Taek Chung, President, Segye Ilbo

Signing of the IMAP Resolution (Click here)

February 3-5, 2020

 

SESSION IV

Moderator: Mr. Gerard Willis, Vice Chairman, HJ Magnolia Global Foundation

Speakers
Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman of The Washington Times and HJ Magnolia Global Foundation, USA
Dr. Seng Kyun Lee, Vice Chairman, HJ Magnolia Korea Foundation
Mr. James Rogers, President, Chairman, Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests Inc., Singapore
Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Chairman, Universal Peace Federation
Mr. Neil Bush, Chairman, Points of Light Foundation & CEO, Neil Bush Global Advisors

Panel I:  Building a World of Lasting Peace: Can Corporate Purpose and Social Responsibility: Enhance business success while at the same time making the World a Better Place
Mr. Joseph Busha, Founder & Managing Director, JM BUSHA Investment Group Ltd. & Founder, NGO JM Busha 54 Races for Peace and Unity in Africa
Dr. Sakis Kotsantonis, Managing Partner, KKS Advisors, UK
Mr. Paulo Pinto, Research Fellow, Institute for Economics and Peace, Australia

Panel II:  Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Best Practices: Driving Growth and Finding New Solutions to Solve Our Most Perplexing Problems.
Hon. Clifford Stearns, Member of U.S. Congress (1989-2013), Executive Director APCO Worldwide, past President of the Association of Former Members of U.S. Congress
Dr. Paul Teng, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Kwan Ho Shin, Professor of Economics, Korea University
Mr. Yoshitaka Ishii, Former President, Kyushu Railway Company, Japan
Mr. Cheong Woo Lee, Secretary General, UPF-Central Asia

 

SESSION V

Panel III: The Era of Asia Pacific Civilization: Economic Growth and Development in Asia and Its Future Prospects

Moderator: Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman of The Washington Times and HJ Magnolia Global Foundation, USA

Speakers    
Dr. Deepak Nayyar, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Dr. Byong-Joon Kim, Senior Advisor, DR & Aju Group Law Firm, Korea
Dr. Kwan Ho Shin, Professor, Korea University
Mr. Pahamin Abdul Rajab, Co-Founder, Air Asia
Mr. Michael Breen, Founder & CEO, Insight Communications Consultant; Vice Chairman, Foreign Investment Advisory Council to the Mayor of Seoul
Dr. Sang Won Park, Chairman, Korean ASEAN Association
Ms. Purnima Voria, CEO, National U.S. India Chamber of Commerce, India

 

SESSION VI

Panel IV: The Era of Asia Pacific Civilization: Economic Growth and Development in Asia and Its Future Prospects

Speakers
Dr. William Eimicke, Professor, International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Author, “Life in the Marble Palace”
Mr. Yigal Molad Hayo, Chair, Bio-Tech Entrepreneur and Investor, Chairman, The International Section of the Israeli Council for Culture and Arts
Mathew Griffin & Donald Lee. Co-Founders of Combat Flip Flops, USA
Ms. Audra Hajj, Consultant, Phoenix Business Cycle, USA
Mr. Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, USA

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