STARING DOWN DISASTER: NEW PARADIGMS FOR PEACEMAKING
10-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
Elizabethtown College – Susquehanna Room
OPENING KEYNOTE — UPDATE ON NORTH KOREA — IS IT REALLY PEACE?
Congressman Donald Manzullo
Retiring President and Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Economic Institute of America.
Former U.S. Rep. Manzullo is well-known as a staunch advocate for small business, manufacturing, and trade between the United States and Asian economies. For 20 years, Congressman Manzullo represented the 16th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving on the Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Small Business Committees. For six years, he served as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and for another six years, he served as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including chairing this pivotal subcommittee during his last two years in the House. Mr. Manzullo also served on two other subcommittees dealing with international economic, trade, and monetary policy.
Moderator – Dr. David Kenley, Director, Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
- Dr. R. Craig Nation — Russia
Dr. Nation has served as professor of Strategy and Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, since 1996.
- Dr. Hossein Varamini – Iran
Dr. Varmini is Turnbull-Jamieson Professorship, Professor of Finance and International Business, and Director of the International Business Program
- Ahmet S. Yayla — Turkey
Ahmet S. Yayla is an assistant professor at the DeSales University Homeland Security Department. He is also a research fellow at the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University.
Associate Vice President of the Asia Center U.S. Institute of Peace
Author: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments
Moderator: Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Professor, International Affairs, Harrisburg University
One of the gravest issues facing the global community today is the threat of nuclear war. As a growing number of nations gain nuclear capabilities, the odds of nuclear conflict increase. Yet nuclear deterrence strategies remain rooted in Cold War models that do not take into account regional conflict.
Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments offers an innovative theory of brokered bargaining to better understand and solve regional crises.
Dr. Carl Strikwerda, President, Elizabethtown College
Peacemaking- Past & Present
- Dr. Kim Shively, Professor, Kutztown University
- Jacob Bender, Executive Director, CAIR, WAshington, D.C.
Throughout the day, panels will explore issues behind the conflict in today’s world — both at home and abroad:
Has President Trump proffered a new model of peacemaking?
Are we friends with Russia?
Are we friends with Europe?
What happened to our close friend Turkey?
Are Americans Still a Part of NATO?
Closing ceremony honors “Peacemakers in Our Midst.” Celebrate local peacemakers!