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32nd International Leadership Conference Schedule

Seoul, Korea— Over 300 participants from nearly 80 different countries convened for the 32nd International Leadership Conference, which was held from August 26 to 30, 2018, at the Lotte Hotel.

To read the reports of the proceedings, click here.

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Schedule
Sunday, August 26, 2018

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OPENING BANQUET PROGRAM

Moderator: Rev. Gregory Stone, Secretary General, UPF-Oceania     

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Gwang Suk Song, President, UPF-Korea; and Vice Chair, World Peace Road Foundation, Korea

Opening Remarks: Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman, UPF International

Invocation: Archbishop George A. Stallings, Jr., National Co-Chairman, ACLC, USA

Performance: Mr. Seung Il Kim, tenor

Speakers
Hon. Bhubaneswar Kalita, Member of Parliament, India
Ms. Asmaa Kftarou, UN Commission for Syria, United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Mansour Diouf, Co-chair, IAPD Africa

Monday, August 27, 2018

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SESSION I: THE VISION AND WORK OF UPF, IAPP AND IAPD

Moderator: Ms. Genie Kagawa, Director, Executive Office, UPF International

Speakers and Topics

Vision and Principles -
Mr. Jacques Marion, Regional Vice President, UPF-Europe

International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace -
Dr. Charles S. Yang, President, UPF-Central America and the Caribbean

Interreligious Association for Peace and Development -
Mr. David Fraser Harris, Secretary General, UPF-Middle East

United Nations Relations -
Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President and Director, Office of United Nations Relations, UPF International

Marriage and Family -
Ms. Lynn Walsh, Director, Office of Marriage and Family, UPF International

Commentators: Hon. Chitralekha Yadav, Deputy Speaker of Parliament (2000) and Minister of Education (2014-2015), Nepal

  Saturday, August 28, 2018

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INTERFAITH PRAYER AND MEDITATION

Moderator: Mr. Krishna Adhikari, Secretary General, UPF-India

Spiritual Leader: Ven. Pramahaboonthin Taosiri, President, Thai Buddhist Society, Sweden

 

SESSION II: PEACE, DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS: CHALLENGES FACING THE KOREAN PENINSULA

Moderator:  Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times

Speakers
Hon. Dan Burton, Congressman, House of Representatives, USA (1983-2013); and International Co-chair of IAPP
Hon. Kiyoshi Ejima, Member of the House of Councilors, Japan
Hon. Jong Seong Lim, Member of Parliament, Korea
Hon. Andrey Svintsov, Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee, Russia
Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr., Five-time Speaker of House of Representatives, Philippines; International Co-Chair of IAPP
Hon. John Doolittle, Congressman, House of Representatives, USA (1991-2009)
Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Amb. Joseph R. DeTrani, Special Envoy to the Six Party Talks (2003-2006), USA

 

SESSION III: PEACE, DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARIANS (PART 2)

Moderator:  Dr. Paterne Zinsou, Secretary General, UPF-West Africa

Speakers
Hon. Tinni Ousseini, President, National Assembly, Niger
Hon. Cynthia Tarrago Diaz, Congresswoman, Paraguay
Hon Agung Laksono, Speaker, House of Representatives (2004-2009), Indonesia
Hon. Ramen Deka, Senior Member of Parliament, Indian Ruling Party, India
H.E. Dioncounda Traoré, President of Mali (2012-2013)
Hon. Vasilika Hysi, Vice Speaker of Parliament, Albania
Dr. Oraib Al Rantawi, General Director, Al Quds Center for Political Studies, Jordan

 

SESSION IV: PEACE, DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS

Moderator:  Mr. David Fraser Harris, Regional Secretary General, UPF-Middle East

Speakers
Dr. Hyun Young Lee, President, The Korea Religions Association
Dr. Soo Man Kim, President, Christian Theological College, Korea
Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake, Shinto Priest and Scholar, Japan
Dr. Viktor Ielenskyi, Member of Parliament, Ukraine               
Hon. Ahmed Al Jarwan, President, Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, UAE
Mr. Pandit S.R. Tewarie, Chaplain, Sewa Dhaam Hindu Center, The Hague, Netherlands
Mr. Jatinder Singh Birdi, Chairperson, Warwick District Faiths Forum, United Kingdom
Dr. Jimly Asshiddiqie, Chairman of Constitutional Court (2003-2008); and Chairman of Indonesian Muslim Intellectual Association, Indonesia
Bishop Kortu K. Brown, President of Liberia Council of Churches, Liberia

 

SESSION V: UPF AREAS OF WORK AND AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

Moderator:  Rev. Franco Famularo, National Leader, FFWPU Canada

Speakers and Topics
Character Education -
Dr. Robert Kittel, President, Youth and Students for Peace

Peace Road -
Dr. Gwang Suk Song, President, UPF-Korea; and Vice Chair, World Peace Road Foundation, Korea

Sunhak Peace Prize -
Mr. In Seog Nam, Secretary General, Sunhak Peace Prize Committee

Women’s Federation for World Peace -
Ms. Carolyn Handschin, UN Office Director, WFWP International, Switzerland

FFWPU and World Peace Blessing -
Mrs. Ursula McLackland, Regional Secretary General, UPF-Asia

 

INTERFAITH PRAYER AND MEDITATION

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

Spiritual Leaders
Archbishop George A. Stallings, Jr., National Co-Chairman, ACLC, USA
Dr. Mohammed Al Habash, Professor of Religious Studies, Abu Dhabi University, UAE; and Member of Parliament (2003-2012), Syria

 

SESSION VI: CLOSING SESSION: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Moderator:  Mr. Shunsuke Uotani, Secretary General, UPF-Japan

Speakers
Hon. Humberto Benedetto, Member of Mercosur Parliament, Argentina
Hon. Shyam Jaju, National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian Hindu National Party, India
Hon. Eddie Ng, Secretary of Education (2012-2017), Hong Kong
Hon. Dr. Akram Hasson, Member of the Knesset, Israel
Hon. Del Pilar Medina, Congresswoman, Paraguay
H.E. Dr. Iqbal Alimohammed, Former UN Diplomat, UN High Commissioner on Refugees

 

SESSION VII: UPF WORLD SUMMIT SERIES: REPORTS

Moderator: Mr. Adama Doumbia, Regional Secretary General, UPF-Africa

Speakers and Topics

Latin America Summit -
Dr. Neudir Simão Ferabolli, Regional Secretary General, UPF-South America

Asia Pacific Summit -
Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Minister of Peace and Reconstruction (2015-2016), Nepal

Africa Summit -
Sheikh Mansour Diouf, Co-chair, IAPD Africa

Hon. Chief Zwelivelile Mandela, Minister of Chiefs and Member of the African National Parliament, South Africa
 

FAREWELL BANQUET

Closing Reflections
Dr. Chang King Yuh, Former Minister, Mainland Affairs Council, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
Hon. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka
Sheikh Alidou Abdoulahi, Islamic Youth Association, Niger

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