Program of Schiller Institute International Conference in Strasbourg, France

Schiller Institute International Conference

July 8-9, 2023 in Strasbourg, France


PANEL I – Peace in the World through a New Security and Development Architecture for Each and Every Country. The Indispensable Strategic Autonomy of European Countries.

MODERATOR: Harley Schlanger

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and leader of the Schiller Institute, Germany: keynote

H.E. Lu Shaye, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in France: “China’s role for Peace and Development”;

H.E. Ilia Subbotin, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in France: “What Russia really wants in its Relations with Europe – Peace or War ?”;

Mrutyuanjai Mishra, Author and Journalist, India: “India’s role as a Peace Mediator in These Critical Times”

Michele Geraci, Former Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development; Prof. of Practice in Economic Policy, Nottingham University, Ningbo; Honorary Prof. Peking University, School of Economics; Adjunct Prof.of Finance, New York University, Shanghai; En-ROADS Climate Ambassador, Climate Interactive/MIT, Italy:

Col. Hans-Joachim Lemke (ret.), Editor Kompass, Magazine of the Association for the Preservation of Traditions of the National Peoples Army and GDR Border Troops “Thoughts on Peace from the Perspective of an East German”.

Col. Alain Corvez (ret.), consultant in international affairs, former advisor to the Ministry of the Interior, France: “Following its military failure against Russia in Ukraine, will US one-upmanship cross the nuclear threshold?”

PANEL II -Why It Is in the Strategic Interest of European Nations to Cooperate with the Global South

MODERATOR: Elke Fimmen

Jacques Cheminade, President Solidarite & Progres:“The Rise of the Global South against Geopolitical Blocs”;

Julio Miguel de Vido, former Minister of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services (2003-2015) during the governments of both Nestor and Cristina Kirchner, Argentina :Planning for Integration, Cooperation and Growth with the BRICS: Missteps and Risks”;

Dr. Doğu Perinçek, Chairman of the Vatan Party, Türkiye: “The decisive importance of the alliance between Türkiye, Russia, Iran and China at the edge of Entering the Eurasian Era”

Patricia Lalonde, former MEP, associate researcher at Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe (IPSE); “Syria, Reasons for Hope”;

Dora Muanda, Teacher, biologist, scientific director of the Kinshasa Science and Technology Week, Democratic Republic of Congo, RDC: “Humanity and Africa need science”;

Herve Machenaud, former Executive Director of the EDF Group (for engineering and generation) and former Director of the Asia-Pacific branch, France: “The History of France-China Relations, the Example of Nuclear Power”;

Alain Gachet, water specialist, President of Radar Technologies International (RTI), inventor of the Watex (Water Exploration) process for locating aquifer resources by satellite: “Water for Peace and Development”;

PANEL III – “The Peace Movement Worldwide above Party Lines. The Special Case of the United States. The Role of the Vatican and the Global South”

MODERATOR: Claudio Celani

Harley Schlanger, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Schiller Institute, USA: “Kennedy’s Vision of Peace”;

H. E. M. Donald Ramotar, Former President of Guyana (2011-2015), Former Member of Parliament (1992-2011) and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), trade-unionist:“The World’s People Must Make Their Voices Heard”;

Diane Sare, Candidate for US Senate, USA:“Make the US a Force for the Good”;

Hussein Askary, Vice-President BRIX Instittut, Soutwest Asia Coordinator Schiller Institute, Sweden:“The revolutionary changes in Southwest Asia”;

Alessia Ruggeri, Trade Unionist, Member of the International Coalition for Peace, Italy: “Italy and the War: an important referendum to stop sending weapons to Ukraine”;

Jens Jørgen Nielsen, historian, author, former Moscow correspondent of the Danish newspaper Politiken, representative of the Russian-Danish Dialogue, Denmark:“The Lack of Strategy by the Western Countries to avoid Nuclear War”.

Dr. Matthias Werner, President of the East German Board of Trustees of Associations (OKV): “Greetings to the conference”.


PANEL IV – A Culture to Emancipate and Expand the Creative Capacities of Every Human Being. A Dialogue among Cultures and Civilizations

MODERATOR: Karel Vereycken

Prof. Luc Reychler, (PhD Harvard, 1976), professor emeritus of international relations at the University of Louvain and former director of the Center for Peace Research and Strategic Studies (CPRS), Belgium: “European Humanist Values versus War Culture, What would Erasmus say about peace in Ukraine?”;

Liliana Gorini, chairwoman of Movisol, Italy; “Pacem in Terris and Civilization of Love”;

Maurizio Abbate, Italy National Institute for Cultural Activities connected to the Ministry of Culture, Italy:“Culture, the Key to Peace”;

Tatjana Zdanoka, MEP, member of the Latvian Russian Union, Latvia: “On Demonization of Russian Culture”;

Liz Augustat, President of the International Association “Peace through Culture. Europe”: “World peace based on common ethics and values”, Austria.

PANEL V – Scientific Ecology and Assessing the Climate Challenge. Eradicating Poverty and Hunger

in the World Is the Priority

MODERATOR: Stephan Ossenkopp

Christian Lévêque, Emeritus Research Director at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and specialist in aquatic ecosystems. Honorary President of the Académie d’agriculture de France and member of the Académie des sciences d’Outre-mer, France:“Scientific ecology is being instrumentalized by magical thinking”;

Hans-Bernd Pillkahn, engineer, CEO of PROASSORT, Metallurgy, Germany; “EU-climate-policy: A Disaster for Energy-intensive production”;

Frank Bornschein, Co-initiator of the Initiative “Peace, Freedom and Sovereignty”, City Councilor, Schwedt/Oder : “Deindustrialization – not by chance but by design. The example of the PCK oil refinery of Schwedt”;

Prof. Alberto Prestininzi, geologist, Sapienza University of Rome, Director of the CERI Research Center: “Climate: between Emergency and Knowledge”;

Prof. Carl-Otto Weiss. Advisor to the European Climate and Energy Institute (EIKE), Professor and Director, German Federal Institute of Metrology, Braunschweig, Germany: “How Solar Cycles Determine Earth’s Climate”;

The videos of the confererence will be posted progressively on the various websites:

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