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World Summit 2020 - IAAP Schedule

IAAP is a global interdisciplinary academic initiative aimed at contributing toward the realization of a world of lasting peace. IAAP affirms the belief that academicians, scholars and educators have played and continue to contribute in the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of humanity, and provide an essential role in the building of a good society. IAAP is dedicated to building professional networks for academicians to foster a world of peace based on the ideals of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values.

To read the report on the IAAP conference, click here.

Schedule

February 3-5, 2020

 

SESSION IV - OPENING CEREMONY

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Selover, President, PWPA International

Keynote Address: Dr. Sun Jin Moon, Executive Vice President, Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)

Speakers
Hon. Chan-Yeol Lee, Chairman, Education Committee of the National Assembly of Korea
Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Biologist and Fisheries scientist; Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate
Amb. Marc Vogelaar, International Affairs Consultant & Former Diplomat, Netherlands

 

SESSION IV: SECTION 1 - “A VISION FOR THE UNITY OF THE SCIENCES

A. Founders’ Vision for Unity of the Sciences
Moderator: Mr. Greg Breland, Executive Director (1984-2000), International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences

Speakers:
Dr. Andrew Wilson, Professor, Unification Theological Seminary
Dr. Yoshimitsu Nishikawa, Professor, Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, Toyo University, Japan

Commentator: Dr. Jong Choon Woo, Korea

B. Unity of Knowledge
Moderator: Mr. Greg Breland, Executive Director (1984-2000), International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences

Speakers:
Dr. William Keepin, Mathematical physicist, Founder, Satyana Institute and Gender Reconciliation International, USA
Dr. Gennady Shipov, Director, Center of Physics of Vacuum, Moscow State University

Commentator: Dr. Mariya Trukhanova, Russia

 

SESSION IV: SECTION 2 - “A VISION FOR WORLD PEACE”

A. Dr. Moon’s Declaration of the End of Communism

Moderator: Dr. William D. Lay, Director, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Bridgeport

Speakers
Dr. Thomas Ward, President and Professor of Peace and Development Studies of Unification Theological Seminary, NY
Dr. Bill Gertz, National Security Columnist for Washington Times, USA
Dr. Werner Fasslabend, President, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, Austria

B. Regional Perspectives                        

Moderator: Prof. Robert Schairer, Secretary General, Western Department, HJ Academic Foundation, USA-Korea

Speakers
Dr. Emmanuel Dupuy, President of l’Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe, France
Dr. Oumar Ndongo, Professor, Cheikh Anto Diop University, Senegal

Commentator: Dr. Choi Choon Heum, Korea
 

SESSION IV: SECTION 3 - “THE GOD CONFERENCE AND GOD AS THE PARENT OF HUMANKIND”

A. The History of True Parents’ Impact on Theology and Religious Studies

Moderator: Dr. Tyler Hendricks, President, Unification Theological Seminary (2000-2010), USA

Speakers
Dr. Frank Kaufmann, President, PWPA-USA; President, Twelve Gates Foundation, USA
Dr. Charles Selengut, author, "Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence", Humanities fellow at Harvard University

Commentator: Dr. Drissa Kone, Assistant Professor, Unification Theological Seminary, USA

B. Theology Related to the Concept of God as Parent(s)

Moderator: Dr. Tyler Hendricks, President, Unification Theological Seminary (2000-2010), USA

SpeakersDr. Jason Wasden, Finance and Policy Professional, USA

 

SESSION IV: SECTION 4 - WORLD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS’ CONGRESS (WUPC) “WHAT WILL THE UNIVERSITY DO FOR WORLD PEACE?”

Moderator: Prof. Junghyun Ahn

Greetings: Dr. Sun-Jo Hwang, President, Sun Moon University, Korea

Congratulatory Remarks: Dr. Heon-Young Kim, Chairman, Korean Council for University Education, Korea

Roundtable (Moderator: Prof. Heung-Soon Park)
Dr. Aaron Benavot, Professor, State University of New York, USA
Dr. Woo-Seung Kim, President, Hanyang University, Korea
Mr. Jae-Shin Park, Vice President, Korea International Cooperation Agency, Korea

Discussants
Dr. Vasyl Kremen, President, Pedagogical Academy of Ukraine
Prof. Mahendra P. Lama, Founding Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Central University, India
Dr. Crispus Makau Kiamba, former Vice Chancellor, Nairobi University, Kenya

 

SESSION V: SECTION 1 - “REFLECTIONS ON AND VISION FOR THE UNITY OF THE SCIENCES”

Science and Values

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Wilson

Speakers
Dr. J. Martin Ramirez, Chair, Center for Conflict Studies, Nebrija University, Chair, Pugwash Movement, Spain
Dr. Yoshiyuki Amemiya, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Commentator: Professor Kim Gi Eun (Korea)
 

SESSION V: SECTION 2 - “A VISION FOR WORLD PEACE”

The Interpersonal vis-à- vis the Political and Economic Dimensions of Peace

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Ward

Speakers
Dr. Rima Salah, Former UN Secretary-General in Africa and UNICEF emissary, USA-Jordan
Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, former Speaker of Parliament, Luxembourg

Commentator: Dr. Walter Feichtinger, Director, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management, Austrian National Defence Academy, Austria
 

SESSION V: SECTION 3 - “THE GOD CONFERENCE AND GOD AS THE PARENT OF HUMANKIND”

Theology related to “Pacific Rim Culture”

Moderator: Dr. Frank Kaufmann

Speakers
Dr. Cheryl Lau, Commissioner on the State of Nevada Commission on Ethics, USA
Prof. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Associate Professor - Center for Security Studies (CSS), Georgetown University, USA
Professor Joseph D. Terwilliger, Professor of Neurobiology, Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Commentator: Dr. Kim Soo Min, Korea
 

SESSION V: SECTION 4 - WORLD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS’ CONGRESS (WUPC)

“How Should University Education Change in the Next 100 Years?”

Moderator: Prof. Junghyun Ahn

Keynote Speech: Hon. Doh-Yeon Kim, former Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Korea

Innovation Cases
Mr. Youngbin Cho, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes Korea
Mr. Kenn Ross, Managing Director of Asia, Minerva Schools at KGI, USA

 

SESSION VI: SECTION 1 - “REFLECTIONS ON AND VISION FOR THE UNITY OF THE SCIENCES”

The Environment

Moderator: Dr. Andrew Wilson, Director of Scriptural Research and Professor of Scriptural Studies, Unification Theological Seminary, USA

Speakers
Dr. Nglandu Ngatu, Associate Professor, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan
Dr. Lee Soo Wan, Korea

Commentator: Dr. Kazuo Takahashi, Advisor of The Library of Alexandria; former Professor, International Christian University, Japan
 

SESSION VI: SECTION 2 - “A VISION FOR WORLD PEACE”

The Role of Human Security and Rule of Law

Moderator: Prof. Robert Schairer

Speakers
Prof. William D. Lay, Director, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Bridgeport, USA
Prof. Joseph Dunne, Trial Attorney, NYC; Adjunct Professor, University of Bridgeport, USA
Prof. Cole Durham, Founder, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University; President, G20 Interfaith Association, USA

 

SESSION VI: SECTION 3 - “THE GOD CONFERENCE AND GOD AS THE PARENT OF HUMANKIND”

God and Theology in the Tech Age

Moderator: Dr. Frank Kaufmann

Speakers
Professor Ben Pazi, Department Chair, Jewish Philosophy, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Dr. Ahn Shin, Professor, Bae Jae University, Korea

Commentator: Dr. Charles Selengut
 

SESSION VI: SECTION 4 - WORLD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS’ CONGRESS (WUPC)

Speakers
Dr. Minu Ipe, Knowledge Enterprise Architect and Senior Fellow for Leadership and Institutional Design, Arizona State University, USA
Dr. Ki-Yong Yoon, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sun Moon University, Korea

Signing of the Declaration of the WUPC

Announcement of the 2nd WUPC

CLOSING SESSION

Special Remarks: Dr. Sung-Bae Jin, President, Hyo Jeong Academic Foundation, USA

Signing of IAAP Resolution (Click here)
 

ICUS XXVI Opening Plenary Session

Congratulatory AddressDr. Sun Jin Moon, Senior Vice President, WFWP International

To read the report on the IAAP Assembly, click here.

To go back to the World Summit 2020 Schedule Page, click here.