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North America ILC2021 Aug. 17-20
From Tuesday 17 August 2021
To Friday 20 August 2021

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 1:30 PM Opening Plenary

  • Moderator, Mrs. Cindy Pfeiffer, Executive Director, UPF North Dakota
  • Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, Universal Peace Federation International
  • Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman, Universal Peace Federation International
  • Introductory Video: The Work of the Universal Peace Federation
  • Dr. Chung Sik Yong, Regional President, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, North America

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 2:00 PM Perspectives on North and South Korea Reunification

  • Moderator: Ray Lipowcan, Coordinator, UPF Pittsburgh 
  • Dr. Thomas Ward, President, Unification Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Moonshik Kim, Chairman, UPF Canada
  • Prof. Joseph Yi, Associate Professor of Political Science, Hanyang University

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Asian Lynchpin: Addressing Technical, Societal and Political Challenges of the Japan-Korea Undersea Tunnel (IAAP) Partnership with Japan & Korea UPF

  • Moderator: Larry Moffitt, Secretary-General, UPF USA
  • Dr. Katsumi Ohtsuka, Chairman, Universal Peace Federation Europe/Middle East

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 3:00 - 4:10 PM Will Differing Economic Interests in the Indo-Pacific Region Aid or Hinder Progress Toward a Reunification of Korea? (IAPP & IAED)

  • Moderator: Alan Jessen, Coordinator, IAED USA
  • Ms. Purnima Voria, Founder & CEO, National US India Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Franco Famularo, President, UPF Canada
  • Mr. Kaleem Akhtar, Former Executive Director, Human Concern International, Canada 

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 9:00 AM The Bering Strait Undersea Tunnel Project (3 PM European Time) Zoom Link with European Audience 

  • Moderator: Mrs. Maria Nazarova, UPF Russia Secretary-General
  • Dr. Razbegin, Co-Founder, Intercontinental Railway
  • Mr. Lou Cerny, Consultant & Engineer, International Railroad
  • Dr. Peter Stockdale, Policy Analyst specializing in Environment, Indigenous and Intergovernmental Affairs, (Canada)

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 10:00 - 11:15 AM Dueling Worldviews on the Korean Peninsula Conflict and Unification (IAAP) Special Zoom Link with European Audience

  • Moderator: Kaeleigh Moffitt, Congressional Liaison, UPF USA
  • Dr. Thomas Ward, President, Unification Theological Seminary
  • Mr. Bruce Kligner, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Hon. Dr. Yevgeny Kim, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Korean Studies, Institute of the Far East, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Mr. Torbjørn Færøvik, Historian, Journalist and Author, Specialist on East Asia, Norway 
  • Mr. Michael Breen, Columnist, The Korea Times

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 11:30 AM Closing: Summary and Recommendations

  • Moderator: Rev. Zagery Oliver, Executive VP, UPF USA
  • Dr. Michael Jenkins, President, UPF International
  • Summary Reports
  • Hon. Dan Burton, U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2013); Global Co-Chairman, IAPP
  • Mr. Naokimi Ushiroda, President, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, USA

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 8:00 AM Session 7: The Role of the Media in contributing to Peace on the Korean Peninsula Special Zoom Link with European Audience

  • Moderator: Mr. Peter Zoehrer, Coordinator, IMAP Europe & Middle East
  • Mr. Tom McDevitt, Chairman, The Washington Times, USA
  • Ms. Hwang Jung-Mi, Vice President, The Segye Times, South Korea
  • Mr. Guy Taylor, National Security Foreign Policy Reporter, The Washington Times, USA
  • Mr. Andrew Salmon, Northeast Asia Correspondent, Asia Times