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ILC2020 The Americas

The Americas—The International Leadership Conference 2020 will be hosted as a webinar across all the regions. The schedule for ILC2020 for the regions of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean will be found here. 

Thank you all for joining us for this Virtual ILC2020-The Americas. Video recordings of all the sessions are posted to our YouTube and are viewable below.

https://www.youtube.com/user/upfTv

 Our YouTube Playlist of every session from the ILC is available here: https://youtu.be/fbGFiZURNW4

 

You may also view each session individually via the links below.

Session 1 - Opening Plenary: https://youtu.be/fbGFiZURNW4

Session 2 - ISCP with Current and Former Heads of State: https://youtu.be/TAh5Pc5ed_w

Session 3 - IAPP with Parliamentarians and Members of Congress: https://youtu.be/I4TZ2JhemrU

Session 4 - IAPD with Religious and Spiritual Leaders: https://youtu.be/MqzSLIio9JA

Session 5 - IAFLP with Current and Former First Ladies and Women Leaders: https://youtu.be/AN9uPEHr_WA

Anniversary Program - 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of UPF: https://youtu.be/Ikgi6JlCyUQ

Session 6 - IMAP with Media Professionals: https://youtu.be/pYCZ1OZ0cr8

Session 7 - IAAP with Academicians and Scholars: https://youtu.be/jRBpqU07kLw

Session 8 - IAED with Business Leaders: https://youtu.be/AAqn-wpC9U0

Session 9 - Closing Session, Conference Reflections and Summaries: https://youtu.be/vdtAs5UaZE4

Registration and Schedule

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Day 1: Friday, September 11, 2020

10:00AM
EST

Session I: Opening Plenary
Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universal Values

 

Moderator: Dr. Ricardo DeSena, President Emeritus,  UPF USA

Interfaith Prayer
Rev. Dr. Glovinia Lewis Williams, Founding President and CEO of Collegiate Training Institute and Dr. Glovinia Ministries
Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, spiritual leader of the Islamic House of Wisdom (IHW) in Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Ven. Dr. Phramaha Thanat Inthisan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Buddhist Association of America

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Regional Chair, UPF Central America and the Caribbean
Rev. Dong Mo Shin, Regional Chair, UPF South America
Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, North America Region, UPF International

Video Presentation

Opening Address: Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chair, UPF International

Speakers
Hon. Dan Burton, U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2013); International Co-Chair, IAPP
Dr. Luonne Rouse, Co-Chairman, American Clergy Leadership Conference

11:30AM
EST

Session II: International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP)
Perspectives from Current and Former Heads of State

 

Moderator: Dr. Franco Famularo, President, UPF Canada

Speakers
Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Regional Chair, UPF Central America and the Caribbean (Session Chair)
H.E. Rosalía Arteaga Serrano, President, Ecuador, 1997
H.E. JocelermePrivert, President, Haiti, 2016-17
H.E. Juan Guaidó, Interim President, Venezuela
Hon. David Kilgour, Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, Canada, 2002-03; Secretary of State for Africa, Caribbean and Latin America, 1997-2002
Hon. John Doolittle, U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-2009
Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, UPF International and Regional Chair UPF North America

2:00PM
EST

Session III: International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP)
Perspectives from Parliamentarians and Members of Congress
Strengthening Ties in the Americas Through Building New Bridges and Opportunities to Increase Mutual Cooperation

 

Moderator: Dr. Simão Ferabolli, Secretary General, UPF, South America

Speakers
Hon. Dan Burton, U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2013); International Co-Chair, IAPP
Hon. Silvia del Rosario Giacoppo, National Senator for the Province of Jujuy, Argentina
Hon. Samuel Garcia Sepulved, Senator of Mexico
Hon. Loretta Sanchez, U.S. House of Representatives (1997-2017)
Hon. Carla Zambelli Salgado, Congresswoman, National Congress of Brazil
Hon. Jose Alberto Alfaro, former President, National Assembly of Costa Rica

4:00PM
EST

Session IV: International Association for Peace and Development (IAPD)
Perspectives from Religious and Spiritual Leaders
Religious Leadership Addressing the Critical Challenges of Realizing Peace in the Family, Nation and World

 

Moderator: Archbishop George A. Stallings, Jr, Senior Pastor, Imani Temple African-American Catholic Congregation

Speakers
Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President, UPF International; IAPD International Coordinator
Bishop Noel Jones, Senior Pastor, City of Refuge Church, Los Angeles
Archbishop Chrysóstomos Celi, Metropolitan, Orthodox Church of the Patristic Calendar for Latin America, Ecuador
Imam Talib Shareef, Imam, Masjid Muhammad Mosque, Washington, DC
Pastor Alejandra Stamateas, Pastor, Ministry Presencia de Dios Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Father Ignatius Dominic-Savio Cétoute, Roman Catholic Priest, Soufriere Parish, St. Lucia
Imam Qamrul Khanson, Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Day 2: Saturday, September 12th, 2020

10:00AM
EST

Session V: International Association of First Ladies for Peace (IAFLP)
Perspectives from Current and Former First Ladies and Women Leaders

Women’s Leadership in Times of Global Crisis

 

Moderator: Dr. Susan Taffer, Founder, World Connections Foundation

Speakers
Mrs. Angelika Selle, Regional Coordinator for North America, IAFLP
Dr. Sun Jin Moon, International Senior Vice President, WFWP
Mdm. Hilda Patricia Marroquín de Morales, First Lady, Guatemala, (2016-20)
Hon. María Fernanda Flores de Alemán, First Lady, Republic of Nicaragua, (1997-2002)
Mdm. Emília Alfaro de Franco, former First Lady and former Senator, Paraguay
Hon. Margarett R. Best, former Member, Provincial Parliament of Ontario, Canada
Dr. Samia Burton, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington DC

12:00PM
EST

Special Session: 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Universal Peace Federation

 

Moderator: Mr. Larry Moffitt, Secretary General of UPF North America

Program:

 

UPF Video Presentation

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

Greetings:
Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President, UPF International
Mrs. Genie Kagawa, Executive Administrator, UPF International

Remembering the Founders' History with UPF: 2005 - 2020
Dr. Ki-hoon Kim, International Vice President, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU)
Dr. Sang Seuk Kim, Regional Group Chair, South America, Central America and the Caribbean
Dr. Moon Shik Kim, Chairman, UPF Canada; Chairman, FFWPU Canada
Reflections: Rev. Damian Dunkley, President, Parents Holy Community, USA

Congratulations:
Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Regional Chair, UPF Central America and the Caribbean
Rev. Dong Mo Shin, Regional Chair, UPF South America
Dr. Michael Jenkins, Regional Chair, UPF North America

Thanking UPF Leaders:
Dr. Franco Famularo, President, UPF Canada
Rev. Robert Duffy, Secretary General, UPF Canada
Mr. Elicier Araya, Secretary General, UPF Central America and the Caribbean
Mr. Simao Ferabolli, Secretary General, UPF South America
Mrs. Angelika Selle, President, WFWP
Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Senior Vice President, UPF USA

Final Remarks: Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, HJ Magnolia Group; Chairman, The Washington Times

 

2:00PM
EST

Session VI: International Media Association for Peace (IMAP)
Perspectives from Media Professionals
Finding Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis: the Role of Media

 

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

Speakers:
Mr. Christopher Dolan, President, The Washington Times, USA
Mr. Salvador Nasralla, Founder and Director, Cinco Deportivo, Honduras
Dr. Sérgio de Azevedo Redó, President, São Paulo Press Association; Vice President, National Press Federation, Brazil
Mr. Douglas Romay Lanza, Owner-Manager, Canal Interactivo TV-Radio; President, Association of Journalists of Potosí, Bolivia
Mr. David Morgan, Founder and Managing Partner of D. Morgan & Partners, USA
Ms. Cheryl Wetzstein, Session Chairwoman, International Media Association for Peace

4:00PM
EST

Session VII: International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP)
Perspectives from Academicians and Scholars

Breaking Down the Walls: Pursuing Interdependence for a Community for Peace

 

Moderator: Mr. Robert Duffy, Secretary General, UPF Canada

Speakers:
Dr. Elmer Evangelista Sánchez, President, Association of Former Senators and Deputies of Peru
Dr. Fabio Henrique Pereira, President, Municipal Faculty of Palhoça, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Dr. IvaniaToruño Padilla, President, University of Commercial Sciences, Nicaragua
Dr. Iouri Pankrats, Professor of Linguistics in the Cognitive Science Program, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Alexandre Mansourov, Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Prof. Alvis Gonzalez Garita, Professor of Law, Costa Rica
Dr. Thomas Selover, International Co-coordinator, IAAP

Day 3: Sunday, September 13th, 2020

10:00AM
EST

Session VIII: International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED)
Perspectives from Business Leaders
Finding Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis: the Role of Business Leadership

 

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

Speakers
Hon. Jhon Fonseca, Former Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
Mrs. Nicole Verdugo, President, Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Chile
Mr. Aaron Manaigo, Global Political Solutions and Potomac International Partners, USA
Mrs. Lilian Schiavo, President, Brazilian Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (OBME), Brazil
Ms. Audra M. Hajj, CEO, Angel Investors Network, USA

12:00PM
EST

Session IX: Conference Reflections and Closing Session
Summary of Sessions and "Call to Action"

 

Moderator: Dr. Trevor Jones, Secretary General, UPF Peru

ILC2020 Resolution - Signing Ceremony

Congratulatory Remarks

Session Moderators

UPF Chairs

Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Regional Chair, UPF Central America and the Caribbean
Rev. Dong Mo Shin, Regional Chair, UPF South America
Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, North America Region, UPF International
Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chair, UPF International

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