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  • Manila, The PhilippinesFebruary 28th - March 3rd

    Moral and Innovative Leadership:New Models for Peace and Development

    Global Peace Convention 2017


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    H.E. Vinicio Cerezo is former President of Guatemala. After surviving numerous attempts upon his life and after more than 20 years of fighting for democracy, Vinicio Cerezeo led the process to restore the democratic and institutional process in Guatemala, becoming the

    first president of Guatemalas modern democratic era. As president, he was the creator, sponsor and one of the signers of the Esquipulas I and II Peace Agreements which led to peace throughout Central America. During his presidency he established respect for human rights, economic recovery, sustainable development, and today, promotes the process of regional integration, the rule of law and other significant advances. He is a founding member of the Latin American Presidential Mission and founder of the Esquipulas Foundation for the Integration of Central America.

    H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a Filipina politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010, as the 10th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, as the incumbent deputy speaker of the 17th Congress and a member of the

    House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga since 2010. She was the countrys second female president (after Corazon Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal. Arroyo is also the first duly elected female Vice President of the Philippines.

    Dr. Edwin Feulner is the Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, one of the nations leading research and public policy institutions located in Washington, DC. Dr. Feulner was awarded the Gwanghwa Medal, Order

    of Diplomatic Service by the President and National Assembly of Korea, and the Presidential Citizen Award, the second-highest civilian award in the United States, conferred by President Ronald Reagan. He has received honors from the governments of Taiwan and South Korea. He is the author of eight books, with a special concentration in East Asian affairs and a contributor to numerous journals and magazines.

    Dr. Hyun Jin Moon is Founder and Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF). A humanitarian and entrepreneurial leader, Dr. Moon founded GPF to promote a compelling vision of peace based on universal principles and shared values by the worlds great religious and cultural

    traditions. As the founder of Service for Peace and other international service organizations, he is dedicated to empowering leaders through activities that contribute to bringing peace between peoples and nations. In 2014, he published the best-seller Korean Dream: A Vision for a Unified Korea in Korean. The book was later named Book of the Year and has been published in Japanese translation (2015) and in English (2016).

    Hon. Jin-Pyo Kim is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Strategy and Finance from Korea, and is a four-term member of the National Assembly. Hon. Kim previously served as Supreme Council Member of the Democratic Party, Floor Leader of the Democratic United Party, and Minister

    of Education and Human Resources Development as well as Minister of Finance and Economy. Hon. Kim received his M.A. in Public Administration from University of Wisconsin Madison and B.A. in Law from Seoul National University.

    Professor Madhav Das Nalapat is Director of Geopolitics and International Relations and UNESCO Peace Chair at Manipal University in India. He is also Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian and Itv network (India), and Vice-Chair of Manipal Universitys Advanced

    Research Group. He has been Editor of the Times of India and Editor of the Mathrubhumi. Dr. Nalapat writes expertly on international affairs and appears regularly on global media as a respected authority on geopolitics.

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    Hon. Jesus Jess Gestuveo Dureza is a Filipino lawyer, consultant, journalist and politician. He is the incumbent adviser on the peace process to President Rodrigo Duterte and Founding Chairman of Advocacy MindaNow Foundation, a group

    advocating for peace in Mindanao. He has held various appointive positions in past administrations including the chairmanship of the Mindanao Development Authority, the chairmanship of the Government Peace Negotiating Panel for Talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and Presidential Assistant for Mindanao. He is also a former Representative of the 1st District of Davao City in the Philippine House of Representatives.

    Prof. Dr. KH. Said Aqiel Siradj is an Indonesia Islamic scholar who serves as General Chairman of Pengurus Besar Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organization in the world with more than 70 million members across Indonesia. It also has made

    substantial charitable contributions in the fields of educational development, health care, and poverty alleviation. NU is a GPF global interfaith partner, jointly working with Middle East nations as well as ASEAN countries. Prof. Dr. KH. Said is a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Global Peace Foundation.

    Dr. Leonard Swidler is Founder and President of the Dialogue Institute and Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue in the Religion Department of Temple University. At Temple and as a visiting professor at many universities around the world he has

    mentored a generation of U.S. and international scholars in the work of interreligious dialogue. He has proposed a Universal Declaration of a Global Ethic, based on various religious and ethical communities, ethnic groups, and geographical religions, encouraging work and discussion in drafting their own versions of a global ethic.

    Hon. Hwa Gahp Hahn is President of Korea Peace Foundation and Senior advisor to Action for Korea United, a coalition of more than 800 civil society organizations for Korean Unification. He served the National Assembly of Korea as member for 4 terms from 1992 and elected to be

    Chairman for the Ruling New Millennium Democratic Party. He was awarded Officers Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (James Samuel Harris III and Terry Steven Lewis) are a six-time Grammy awarding production team who have produced 16 No. 1 songs in Billboard hot 100. The team has worked with artists including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and

    Prince. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced their intention to produce a song to promote a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula at the International Young Leaders Assembly Global Youth Summit at the UN General Assembly Hall in 2016 to advance the dream of global peace.

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    Aldrin Nituma is the Executive Director and President of Global Peace Foundation in the Philippines an international organization based in Washington DC that engages and organizes a global network of public and private-sector partners who develop community, national and

    regional peace building models as the foundation for ethical and cohesive societies. He has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and Masters in Business Management. Mr. Nituma is a staunch advocate of youth empowerment especially in realizing the limitless potential of young people as nation and peace builders.

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  • John Oko is the Country Director for Global Peace Foundation Nigeria. Working with Muslim and Christian faith leaders in several communities that have stood segregated, GPF Nigerias One Family under God Campaign has been hosting a series of peacebuilding workshops in Kaduna

    State to transform attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups, with an emphasis on shared values across religious traditions. Mr. Oko previously served as National President of Youth Federation for World Peace Nigeria during which he facilitated partnerships with the Economic Community of West African States to support youth leaders of the 16 ECOWAS countries.

    Inteck Seo is the President of Global Peace Foundation Korea and Co-Chair of Action for Korea United, a coalition of over 800 NGOs promoting a grassroots movement to support Korean unification and has played a leading role in the One K Global Campaign with leaders from diverse

    sectors. Mr. Seo is also a member of the National Unification Advisory Council to the President of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Seo has been involved with the Global Peace Foundation in many of its ground-breaking initiatives to advance awareness and advocacy for Korean unification and overseas development work. He was instrumental in the launch of the All-Lights Village Project that uses solar powered lanterns to spark community development by setting the grounds of improved literacy, healthy, economic activity and safety.

    Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah is the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda and Member of Parliament for Omoro County in Gulu District. He is an Attorney of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda and a Notary Public. He has specialised training in legal and legislative drafting and has

    experience in drafting laws and agreements, including peace agreements. He taught legislative drafting and constitutional law to post graduate law students at the Law Development Centre. He was re-elected Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda in May 2016.

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    James P. Flynn is International Presid


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