Speakers

Global Peace Education Day

Virtual Conference

Speakers

Gabriela Ramos – Chair

UNESCO Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences

Michael Nouri – Host

International film, television and stage actor who serves as ambassador for Seeds of Peace, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Keynote Speakers

 

Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury

Founder, Global Movement for The Culture of Peace; Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Former President, UN Security Council.

Monica Willard

UN Representative, United Religions Initiative

Tony Jenkins PhD

Managing Director, IIPE; Coordinator, Global Campaign for Peace Education; Lecturer, Justice and Peace Studies, Georgetown University

Aixa Portero y de la Torre PhD

Internationally recognized artist; Professor, University of Granada where she is a member of the Institute of Peace and Conflicts Investigation.  Her art combines paint, sculpture, photography, installation and new technologies and revolves around a Culture of Peace.

Stephane Monney-Mouandjo PhD

Directeur Général, Centre Africain de Formation et de Recherche Administrative pour le Développement (CAFRAD)

Kehkashan Basu

Founder/President, Green Hope Foundation, Climate Reality Mentor, Former Global Coordinator for Children and Youth, UNEP MGFC, and a UN Human Rights Champion.

Prof Karim Errouaki PhD

Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Foreign Affairs and International Development, the State of the African Diaspora (SOAD), President Emeritus of the American University of Europe, Former Special Advisor to the UN SG late Prof. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Ambassador of OLA-DSCC to the UNECA, African Union and CAFRAD-PanAfrican Intergovernmental Organization.

Kozue Akibayashi PhD

Professor at Doshisha University Graduate School of Global Studies, in Kyoto, Japan, and a member of the WILPF. Okinawan Women Act Against Military Violence

Doudou Diene

Former UN Special Rapporteur on Forms of Racism & Intolerance

Lisa Worth Huber PhD

President of the National Peace Academy; member, Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence; trainer for the UnGUN Institute: Collective Trauma Healing Through the Arts; adjunct professor, Western Connecticut State.

Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Founder, Culture of Peace Foundation; Former Director General, UNESCO

Steven Killilea AM

Founder & Executive Chairman, The Charitable Foundation; Institute for Economics and Peace

Ambassador Amat Al Alim Alsoswar

Former Minister of Human Rights, Yemen; Former Yemeni Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark;. former UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director of the Arab States Bureau

Bishop Horace J Smith MD

Pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Presiding Bishop Emeritus of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.

Garry Jacobs

President and CEO, World Academy of Art & Science; Chairman of the Board and CEO, World University Consortium; President, The Mother’s Service Society

Gina Langton MAMBM FRSA

Founder of 80,000 Voices Ltd, one of the partners of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017

Reiner Braun

Executive Director and Co-President Emeritus of the International Peace Bureau, main organizer IPB World Congress

Prem Rawat

Author; Founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation, and the Peace Education Program. His global efforts in peace education span over 100 countries.

Ouided Bouchamaoui

2015 Nobel Peace Laureate, President, Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)

Presenters

A Culture of Peace

Prem Rawat

Author;  Founder of The Prem Rawat Foundation and the Peace Education Program. His global efforts in peace education span over 100 countries.

Willow Baker

Program Director of The Prem Rawat Foundation’s Peace Education Program, Ambassador for Institute for Economics and Peace, Chairperson, Rotary International Peacebuilder Club and former Professor of specialized English in Paris at CELSA, the Sorbonne University’s communication and journalism school.

Tony Jenkins PhD

Managing Director of the International Institute of Peace Education (IIPE), Coordinator of the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE), and a full-time lecturer in the  Justice and Peace program at Georgetown University.

Ramu Damodaran

Board of Directors, United Nations Association – NYC; Former Chief of Academic Impact, United Nations

Alexander Laszlo PhD

President of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (LINPR), Co-Founder and Global Collaborator at Global Education Futures (GEF), Vice-President for Education of Unity Foundation and Chief Edunaut of the Evolutionary Learning Ecosystems program in Argentina.

Steve Killilea AM

Founder & Executive Chairman
The Charitable Foundation: Institute for Economics and Peace

He founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in 2007, as an independent not for profit global research institute analysing the intertwined relationships between business, peace, and economic development.

Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Founder, Culture of Peace Foundation; Former Director General, UNESCO

Restoring Humanity

Lisa Worth Huber PhD

President of the National Peace Academy; member, Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence; trainer for the UnGUN Institute: Collective Trauma Healing Through the Arts; adjunct professor, Western Connecticut State.

Guila Clara Kessous, PhD

A UNESCO Peace Ambassador and an executive coach using theatrical techniques to enhance corporate communication and help heal those who have suffered from prior trauma. A French human rights artist and academic. She was nominated UNESCO Artist for Peace for her dedication in the arts and human rights and Knight of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture for her work on the influence of French culture overseas.

Professor Nisha Sajnani

Professor Nisha Sajnani is the Director of the Program in Drama Therapy, Chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Consortium and International Research Alliance, and founder of the Arts and Health initiative at New York University.

Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR

Dr. Mollica is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 1981, Dr. Mollica and HPRT have pioneered the medical and mental health care of survivors of mass violence and torture in the U.S. and abroad.
Under Dr. Mollica’s direction, HPRT conducts clinical, training, policy, and research activities for populations affected by mass violence around the world.

Héloïse Onumba-Bessonnet

Héloïse Onumba-Bessonnet, victimologist specialising in sexual violence in armed conflict.
LOBA Association, Project Manager for Re-Création by LOBA.

Peace & Justice

Bishop Horace Smith MD

Pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine; Presiding Bishop Emeritus of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.

Philip Shelton

Director, Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, Indianapolis Field Office, US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Chic Dambach

Adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins and American University a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow,  President Emeritus of the National Peace Corps Association, former President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Rita Rubin Long

Educational consultant.  Peace education facilitator.  Kent State survivor.

David Weinberg

Executive Director, Global Peace Education Network; Executive Producer, PeaceChannel.com

Peace & Leadership

Dr. Stephane Monney-Mouandjo

Director-General of the African Training and Research Centre in Administration for Development (CAFRAD)

Marc Levitte

Executive coach; Business consultant; Senior Facilitator, the Art of Hosting.

Bakari Sidiki Diaby

General Coordinator of the African Coordination of Human Rights for Armies (CADHA), preventing conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence among armed forces.

Kozue Akibayashi PhD

Professor at Doshisha University Graduate School of Global Studies, in Kyoto, Japan, and a member of the WILPF. Okinawan Women Act Against Military Violence

Rachidi Adam

President, Paix et Education; Assistant Administratif, FODEFCA (Development Fund for Continuing Vocational Training and Apprenticeship)

Philippe Rio

He is Vice-President in charge of sustainable development, energy transition, the water cycle and biodiversity of Grand Paris Sud, Vice-President of City and Suburbs and President of the Association “Maires pour la Paix France”. On September 13, 2021, the World Mayor Foundation named him “Best Mayor in the World”.

Peace & Planet

Kehkashan Basu

Founder/President, Green Hope Foundation, Climate Reality Mentor, Former Global Coordinator for Children and Youth, UNEP MGFC, and a UN Human Rights Champion.

Francisca Cortes Solari

Founder of Filantropía Cortés Solari
Filantropía Cortés Solari (FCS) is a philanthropic institution whose mandate is to promote the Comprehensive and Sustainable Development of Chile, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promoted by the United Nations (UN) to give continuity to the global development agenda focused on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Alexia Leclercq

Grassroots environmental justice organizer; Co-founder, Start: Empowerment; winner, Brower Youth Award. 

Art & Peace

Aixa Portero y de la Torre PhD

Internationally recognized artist; Fine arts professor, University of Granada where she is a member of the Institute of Peace and Conflicts Investigation.  Revolving around a Culture of Peace, her art combines paint, sculpture, photography, installation and new technologies.

Alla Rogers

Artist & Curator

Richard L Dana

Richard is a self-taught artist working in a wide range of media, including mixed media painting, drawing, and installations.

Lucian Perkins

Independent Photographer & Filmmaker. Lucian Perkins is a Pulitzer prizewinning photojournalist, who is best known for compassionate coverage of such conflicts as the war in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Melvin Hardy

Chairman, Millennium Arts Salon

Sarah Tanguy

Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator and arts writer. Many of her projects have explored the intersection of art with such topics as science, food, tools, and books, inspiring new ways to engage the world around us.

Peace & War

Gina Langton MAMBM FRSA

Founder of 80,000 Voices Ltd, one of the partners of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017

Monica Willard

Monica Willard, United Religions Initiative, is the main URI representative to the United Nations and works with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) on the Student Observance for Peace Day.

Fawziah al-Ammar Phd

Fawziah al-Ammar Phd is a senior research fellow with the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies where she leads the center’s research on the psychological impacts of the ongoing conflict. She is an assistant professor of psychology at Amran University

Tez Gabriel

Tezikiah is the Executive Director of Pathways To Peace, a UN Peace Messenger Organization, in consultation with ECOSOC. Tez works in partnership with Peacebuilders locally and globally to build a Culture of Peace.
Tezikiah is the owner and Senior Consultant for Gabriel Associates. For 30 years, Tez has worked with mission-based organizations to create relevant, viable, and sustainable, workplace environments that affect real change in our world. 

Tahdi Blackstone

The Institute of Noetic Sciences has a long history of collaborating with like-spirited organizations and educational institutions, and this remains a key part of both our strategy and mission and our belief that only collectively can we address the many challenges of our time.

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In order to build a culture of peace on a healthy planet, the Global Peace Education Network connects peace educators and communities, advocates peace education policies and programs, and campaigns for an official United Nations Global Peace Education Day.

 

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