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Peace Education

International Leadership Conference Presentations

Seoul, Korea - An International Leadership Conference on the theme "Toward a New Paradigm for Peace and Human Development" brought participants from 50 nations to Korea Feb. 9-13, 2014. Sessions addressed the challenges of building a roadmap for peace in Northeast Asia and the Middle East as well as the unique potentials of faith leaders, women, educators and the media to contribute to conflict resolution and a culture of peace. For an executive summary of the proceedings, click here.

Schedule
February 9, 2014

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Opening Banquet

Emcee: Mrs. Eugenia Kagawa, Director, Executive Office, UPF International
Invocation: Pastor Dantje Mumek, President, Asian Clergy Leadership Conference-Indonesia

Speakers
Dr. Jeung Rho Yoon, Chair, UPF Korea
Dr. Lan Young Moon, President, Women's Federation for World Peace International
Brig. Gen. Roberto P. Santiago, President, Kapatiran Sa Tanay Highlands, Philippines
Mrs. Laudy Sleiman Sfeir, President, Call of Society, Lebanon

February 10

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SESSION I: TOWARD A NEW PARADIGM FOR PEACE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

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Chair: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF International

Speakers
Mrs. Margareta Timofti, First Lady, Moldova
Hon. Yoshinori Ohno, Former Minister of Defense, Japan
Mme. Mintou Doucoure Traore, First Lady (2012-2013), Mali
Founder's Address, read by Mrs. Julia H. Moon, General Director, Universal Ballet, Korea

 

SESSION II: BUILDING A ROADMAP FOR PEACE IN NORTHEAST ASIA

Chair: Dr. Alexandre Y. Mansourov, President and CEO, Great Falls Solutions International LLC, USA

Speakers
Dr. Charles S. Yang, Chair, UPF International, and The Washington Times Foundation, USA
Amb. Christopher Hill, Dean, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, USA
Dr. Hyunik Hong, Senior Research Fellow in the Security Strategy Studies Department at the Sejong Institute, Korea
Mr. Hiroshi Yamada, Lecturer on International Relations and former Professor of Management and Economics, Kaetsu University, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Alexander Zhebin, Director of the Center for Korean Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russia

 

SESSION III: WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP: A NEW PARADIGM FOR PEACE, PARTNERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Mrs. Alexa Ward, Deputy Director of the UN Office, Women's Federation for World Peace International

Performance: Pyongyang Folk Art Group
Video: “World Peace through True Love”

Speakers
Dr. Lan Young Moon, President, Women's Federation for World Peace International
Mr. Sa-duk Hong, President, Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, Korea
Dr. Rehab Bitar, President, Culture Bridge, Syria
Dr. Shigeko Fukai, Visiting Professor, Chiba National University, Japan
Ms. Cynthia Turner, Executive Vice President, Seraphim Global, USA
Dr. Meena Upadhyaya, Professor of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, UK

 

SESSION IV: THE 202 VISION: PRINCIPLES FOR A NATION AND WORLD OF PEACE

Chair: Mr. Adama Doumbia, Secretary General, UPF-Africa

Speakers
Dr. Michael Balcomb, President, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification-USA
Mr. Ricardo de Sena, Director, UN Office of Latin American Affairs, UPF International
Mrs. Eugenia Kagawa, Director, Executive Office, UPF International
Dr. Thomas Selover, Cheongshim Theological Seminary, Korea

February 11

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SESSION V: INTERFAITH, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND PEACEBUILDING

Chair: Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director, Public Affairs, UPF International

Speakers
Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF International
Archbishop George Augustus Stallings, Jr., President, American Clergy Leadership Conference
Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, India
Mr. Albertus ten Broek, Secretary, United Religions Initiative, Netherlands

 

SESSION VI: CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACE: FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

Chair: Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, President, TWTF, USA


Speakers

Dr. Mohammed R. Al Hussaini Al Sharif, Ambassador, League of Arab States to the USA
Mr. Michael Leonard McIntyre, Former President, Interfaith Council of the Capital District, Canada
Dr. Hojjat Ramzy, Director of Education, Moslem Council of Great Britain, UK
Mrs. Naomi Sarah Tsur, Director, Green Pilgrim Jerusalem, Israel

 

SESSION VII: PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF MEDIA AND EDUCATION

Chair: Mr. Mark P. Brann, Secretary General, UPF-Europe


Speakers

Ven. Dr. Michel Thao Chan, President, Reflection of Nations Circle, France
Dr. Maria Gomez y Patino, Professor of Communication and Digital Media, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Mr. Humphrey Hawksley, World Affairs Correspondent, BBC of London, UK
Dr. Shoichi Ito, Professor, Kyushu National University, Japan
Mr. Thomas McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times, USA
Mrs. Nancy Schulze, Founder, Congressional Wives Speakers, USA

  Dinner: Segye Ilbo Anniversary Program
 

 

February 12

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COMMEMORATIVE "FOUNDATION DAY" ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM

 

CELEBRATION LUNCHEON

 

CLOSING BANQUET

February 13
  Departures

Paper submitted to the conference

"The Orchestra of Love and Peace," by Ms. Carla Bakboord, cultural anthropologist and chair, Women's Rights Center, Suriname

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