May 3, 2014 LA Agenda

May 3 La Agenda

6:30- 7 PM – REFRESHMENTS AND GUEST REGISTRATION

 

7:00 PROGRAM BEGINS

 

 

OPENING REMARKS – RABBI ABRAHAM COOPER

 

INTRODUCTION WITH SHORT VIDEO ABOUT IPCGE

 

7:15 pm:

FIRST AWARD PRESENTED TO MR. GERALD LEVIN, former CEO Time Warner

Award Presented by Mr. Jack Rapke, Film Producer

– video presentation and acceptance

 

First Panel DiscussionCulture of Peace in Western Democracies

Naarator: Dr. Richard Hellman

Panelists/ H.E. Yasar Yakis, .Mr and Dr. Levin, MP Zingeris, MP. Okamoto, Mrs. Judy Schaffer

 

7:45 pm:

SECOND AWARD PRESENTATION TO MASTER Jun Hong Lu, founder of GuanyinCitta; President and Director of 2OR Australia Oriental Radio (2OR); President of the Australian Chinese Buddhist Research Centre (ACBRC), founder, Australian  Australia Oriental Media Buddhist Charity Association
Award Presented by:

Vice Mayor Chin Ho Liao of San Gabriel and Mrs. Lily Valachenova, UNESCO Liaison Officer at United Nations headquarters, NY.

video, presentation and acceptance

 

Second Panel Discussion – Religion and the Culture of Peace

Naarator: Dr. Richard Hellman

Panelists: Master Lu, Rabbi Abrahamson, Dr. Wafik Mustafa, Joana Adeboye

 

8:15 pm:

THIRD AWARD PRESENTATION- Mr. GIANDOMENICO (GIANNI) PICCO,  former Under-Secretary General, United Nations.

Award presented by Mr. Robert Bookman, Senior motion picture and television agent at Paradigm

– video, presentation and acceptance

 

Third Panel Discussion: Culture of Peace as a Foundation for Preventing and Resolving Conflicts

Naarator: Judy Schaffer

Panelists – Gianni Picco, Lily Valachenova, Richard Hellman, Rabbi David Cohen

8:45 pm: PRESENTATION OF MODEL IPCGE MEDIA PROJECT: Harran – cradle of monotheism as a model for the Culture of Peace –  FM Yakis and Shoshana Bekerman, Director IPCGE

 

Open Discussion and Invitation to partner – Dr. Laurie Levin

Conclusion

 

PANELISTS:

H.E. YASAR YAKIS, Former Foreign Minister of  Turkey, co-founder AKP

M.P Mitsunari Okamoto, Komeito Party, Japan

Pastor Joana Adeboye, co-founder, International Strategic Alliance Committee for Nigeria

Mrs.Lily Valchanova – UNESCO- UN Headquarters Liaison Officer

Dr. Wafik Moustafa – Founder and Chairman, British Conservative Arab Network UK; Author of “Egypt, the Elusive Arab Spring”.

MP Emanuelis Zingeris, Lithuania- Founder and President Parliamentary Forum for Democracy

Rabbi Binyamin Abrahamson, Founder, President “Alsadiqin”; author:  “Divine Diversity”

Dr. Laurie Levin; Founder Moonview Sanctuary, Author: “G-d The Universe and Where I Fit In”

Mrs. Judy Schaffer, Founder and President: Heroes to Heroes

Attorney Richard Hellman, President of Middle East Research Center, Washington D.C.

Rabbi Yaakov David Cohen, Founder and President, Noahide Institute U.N. NGO




The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

 

 

 

 

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

“The Influence of New US and UN Leadership on International Relations, Economic Development, Innovation, New Markets, & Global Human Rights”

(New York City & Washington DC; January 10th – 14th, 2017)

 

Symposium Timetable

Tuesday, January 10th, 2016

 

VENUE:  United Nations Conference Room 6 (CR 6) 15:00-18:00 (hosted by Romanian Mission)

14:00               Registrations

15:00               “Responsibility and the Role of the United Nations in Today’s Interdependent World“

Introductory Speech   

Mark Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

15:15               Keynote Speech

H.E. Amb. Ion Jinga

(Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations)

16:30               “The Role of the New UNSG in the Changing Global Landscape”

                        Keynote Speech

H.E. Amb. Odo Tevi

(Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the United Nations)

17:00               H.E. Amb. Laura E. Flores H.

(Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations)

 

18:00               Social Program

Wednesday, January 11th, 2016

 

VENUE:  United Nations Conference Room 6 (CR 6) 15:00-18:00 (hosted by Romanian Mission)

 

10:00               Keynote Speech

Mr. Mohammed Shams Malique

(Representative of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, President of the Citizen Movement ; Criminal Lawyer; Director of Melford Village;

 

10:15               Keynote Speech

Mr. Jacob Milton

(CEO, Legal Network International, LLC ND Tycoon Properties, Inc.)

 

10:30               “Democracy And National Elections In Bangladesh and the USA”

Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Shaheda Obaed

(Educationist, Retired as Director General, National Academy for Education Management)

 

11:00               Keynote Speech

The Hon. Giandomenico Picco

(Former United Nations Under Secretary General)

 

11:30               Keynote Speech

Lily Gray

(Liaison Officer, UNESCO Liaison Office to the UN)

 

12:15               “Foreign Assistance: Ineffective or Detrimental Without Cultural Awareness“

Keynote Speech

                        James L. Creighton

(Distinguished Fellow, East-West Institute)

                       

13:00               Break 

                                   

15:00               Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Volker Berghahn

(Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University)

16:00               Keynote Speech

The Hon. Rabbi Abadie

(Chief Rabbi, Safra Synagogue)

 

16:30               “Theatre, Ritual and Building International Communities”

                        Keynote Address & Interactive Discussion                

                        David Daimond

(Director, Theatre Without  Borders)

                        Rabbi Yakov David Cohen

( Director, Institute of Noahide INC)

 

17:30               Music as Cultural Diplomacy

Speech

Heather Schmid

(Award Winning Singer & Cultural Diplomat)

18:00               Social Program

 

Thursday, January 12th, 2016

 

VENUE:  2103 RAYBURN BUILDING, United States Congress, Washington DC

 

12:30               Tour Meeting Point Entrance to US Capital Visitors Center & Orientation Film

 

1:20                 Tour of US Capital – Guided Walking Tour

 

15:00               “The Influence of New US on International Relations, Economic Development, Innovation, New Markets, & Global Human Rights”

Introductory Speech   

Mark Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

15:15               Keynote Speech

Congressman Daniel M. Donovan Jr.

                        (United States Senator from New York)

 

Keynote Speech

Senator Lamar Alexander

(United States Senator from Tennessee)

Attorney Richard Hellman

(Founder, Middle East Research Center)

 

16:00               ROUNTABLE WITH MEMBERS OF THE US CONGRESS                         

18:00               Social Program

 

Friday, January 13th, 2016

 

VENUE:  United Nations Conference Room 11 (CR 11), General Assembly Building, United Nations 10:00-13:00 (hosted by Hungarian Mission)

10:00               Welcome Remarks

  1. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay

(Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations)

Mark C. Donfried

(Director General of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

“The Role of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Peace and Security”

Panel Discussion

H.E. Ms. Cristina Gallach

(Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information)

Nihal Saad

Chief of Cabinet & Spokesperson for the  High-Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Rev. Msgr. Tomasz Grysa

(Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations)

The Hon. Agha H. Jafri

(Secretary General, American Muslim Congress)

12:30-13:00    “A Conversation with H. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay, Permanent

Representative of Hungary to the UN, President of the ICD Program on Cultural Diplomacy & The Arts”

Moderator:

Mark C. Donfried

(Director General of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

VENUE:         Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN (227 E 52ndstreet, New York)

 (13:30-18:00)

13:30               Lunch Reception Hosted by Hungarian Ambassador to the United Nations

15:00               “Conflicts cause Poverty and Poverty can Cause Conflicts”

Keynote Speech

Dr. Amir Lakha

(Founder and Chairman, Humanitarian And Charitable One Trust)

15:30               Rehabilitate And Reintergrate For Development

Keynote Speech

Nancy Bolima

(Founder & Executive Director, HEDECS Cameroon

 

16:00               “Education as a Resource of Smart Power”

Keynote Speech

Aigerim Raimzhanova

(PHD Student of Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations, a program offered by the University of Bucharest, Romania – Faculty of Philosophy, in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), Berlin)

16:30               Concluding Speech    

Mark Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

18:00               Social Program

 

 

Saturday, January 14th, 2016

Day of Departure




NOVEMBER 9TH 2015 SUMMIT AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS

NOVEMBER 9TH SUMMIT AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS

NOVEMBER 9TH SUMMIT AT U.N. HEADQUARTERS

 

Hosted by the Mission of Panama to the United Nations

 

Co-sponsors:

 

Institute of Noahide Code NGO ECOSOC

 

MOBILIZING CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS ETHICS FOR AGENDA 2030

Conference Room 6

United Nations Headquarters

15:00 -18:00

AGENDA

Introduction and Welcome:

Keynote Speaker

Her Excellency Ambassador Flores

 

Session I
3:00 – 3:40 pm

 

UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE AS A PRE-CONDITION FOR PEACE, SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Moderator: Mrs. Judy Schaffer, Founder: Heroes to Heroes

SPEAKERS: Panel I

UNESCO REPRESENTATIVEMRS. LILY VALCHANOVA

THE HONORABLE H. LINCOLN DOUGLAS, MINISTER OF ARTS AND MULTICULTURALISM –TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  1. GIANNI PICCO, FORMER UNDER SEC. GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS/ BOARD MEMBER IPCGE

 

 

 

SESSION II

3:40- 4:30 pm

 

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL VALUES AS A DRIVER FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POST 2015 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:

Moderator: Mayor Martin Oliner, Mayor of Lawrence Long Island

 

Introduction:

The Noahide Laws and the post 2015 agenda:

RABBI YAKOV DAVID COHEN, FOUNDER/ DIRECTOR Institute of Noahide Code

Speakers: Panel II

RABBI ELIE ABADIE – Yale University Center for Faith and Culture/ Chief Rabbi Safra Synagogue

IMAM SHAMSI ALI – President, Nusantara Foundation & Spiritual Leader of Jamaica Muslim Center New York  –

ABBOT WEI FENG – Founder Amitabha Temple in Sacramento and Lucky Temple in Oakland, USA

Col. (Res.) MUNIB BADER, Co-Founder/ Druze Association for Development and the Culture and Peace/former Attaché in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

REVERAND V. SIMPSON TURNER JR. – Pastor Mount Carmel Baptist Church/ currently serves as FDNY Chaplain in New York, served formerly as Chaplain of New York City Department of Corrections and Sherriff’s Office

SESSION III
4:30 – 5:00 pm

THE U.N. POST 2015 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Moderator: Mrs. Judy Schaffer

Mr. J. Marthone – Director, Sustainable Development/ World Energy Forum

ATTORNEY RICHARD HELLMAN– Attorney Specializing in Environment Protection,  Global 500 Roll of Honour, , USA/ President, Middle East Research Center Ltd.

  1. LEONARD GRUNSTEIN –co-founder IPCGE FOUNDATION FOR ETHICAL FINANCE

5:00 – 5:20 pm Open Debate/ Questions – moderator: Mayor Martin Oliner

5:20-  5:30 p.m.:

Vote of Thanks: Hosts and Co-sponsors

Developing a Steering Committee to Mobilize Cultural and Religious Leaders for the United Nations Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

5:30 pm PHOTO SESSION  and open floor dialogue