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Thursday, March 1: Capitol Hill Forum: Multi-Faith Engagement and Track-Two Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula (Washington, DC)

What Congressional Forum
When Mar 01, 2012
from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where U.S. Capitol Visitors Center - Rm SVC-209-08
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The division of the Korean peninsula is not only a continuing threat to regional peace and stability but a global flashpoint. On a human level, the post-war division has separated families and led to extreme personal hardships among the North Korean population. This significant forum with leading U.S. policymakers and religious leaders, and Korean religious leaders who recently visited North Korea, will highlight recent North-South Korea multi-faith exchanges as a key component of track-two citizen diplomacy. The forum will advance consideration of public-private sector partnerships for humanitarian relief and will further multi-faith engagement in peace building on the Korean Peninsula.

Sponsored by: Institute on Religion and Public Policy
Global Peace Festival Foundation
Buddhist Broadcasting System Korea


Congressional Hosts: Hon. Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa)

Hon. Joe Wilson(R-South Carolina)

 

Speakers: Ven. Young Dam Chairman of the Buddhist Broadcasting
System Korea, Director of General Affairs of the
Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism

Hon. Nakyun Shin Member of the National Assembly of
the Republic of Korea; member of the Foreign Affairs,
Trade and Unification Committee

Rev. George Rhee, Founder, Love North Korean Children

Rev. Robert A. Schuller, Chairman, Coalition for American
Renewal

Frank Jannuzi East Asia specialist for the minority staff
of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

 

Moderator: Joe Grieboski, President, Institute on Religion and Public
Policy

Limited seating.

RSVP to register gpaine@globalpeacefestival.org For more information contact,  Gail Paine (tel) 202-841-4790

Dates of interest, March/April 2014

February 24 -April 18: U.S. and South Korea hold joint Key Resolve/Foal Eagle military exercises

March 9: North Korea holds elections for the Supreme People's Assembly

March 17: UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea presents its final report to the UN Human Rights Council

March 24-25: Nuclear Security Summit, The Netherlands. Barack Obama, Park Geun-hye, and Shinzo Abe to hold summit on sidelines

April 7: U.S. hosts trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese officials on North Korea policy in Washington

April 9: DPRK to convene Supreme People's Assembly

April 15: Kim Il-Sung's Birthday (DPRK National Holiday)

April 23-26: President Barack Obama travels to Japan, South Korea.

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