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Agenda for On Line Meeting
18 August 2020
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from President Barbara Gaughen-Muller
- Roll call and Introductions
- Inspirational/International Moment
- Current Announcements and News
- Comments and Questions
18 August 2020
Barry Valdez, Rotary District 5330 Governor
25 August 2020
Sharon Tennison, Creating Positive Relations between Russia and U.S.
Center for Citizen Initiatives, President & Founder (1983 – to present)
Sharon Tennison organized a group to the USSR to “see the enemy” in 1983 and found no enemies there. She has continued taking Americans there and creating goodwill programs for 35 years. CCI’s citizen diplomacy concentrates on creating projects and multi-year programs to address basic needs; such as taking AA across Russia in the 1980s, shipping tons of vegetable seeds in the 1990s when the USSR food industry broke up and people were hungry, bringing over 6000 young Russian entrepreneurs to American companies for training in business ‘know-how’ and management plus a dozen other programs that helped Russians create a new life after communism. Today Tennison takes American travelers to Russia to dispel the misinformation appearing in our media. CCI’s core intention has always been to create peace and goodwill between the two nuclear superpowers to prevent Nuclear War.
1 September 2020
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury has devoted many years as an inspirational champion for sustainable peace and development and ardently advancing the cause of the global movement for the culture of peace that has energized civil society all over the world.
As a career diplomat, Permanent Representative to United Nations, President of the UN Security Council, President of UNICEF Board, UN Under-Secretary-General, and recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace, Spirit of the UN Award, University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor’s Medal for Global Leadership for Peace and 2018 Global Women’s Peace Award, Ambassador Chowdhury has a wealth of experience in the critical issues of our time – peace, sustainable development, and human rights.
Ambassador Chowdhury’s legacy and leadership in advancing the best interest of the global community are boldly imprinted in his pioneering initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 for the adoption of the landmark Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and in 1998 for the proclamation of the “International Decade for Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)” as well as at the UN Security Council as its President for the conceptual breakthrough leading to the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women and peace and security.
He served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York from 1996 to 2001 and as the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, responsible for the most vulnerable countries of the world from 2002 to 2007.
He received Honorary Doctorates from Soka University of Japan in 2003 and from Saint Peter’s University, USA,in 2012. He is the Founder of New York-based NGO coalition the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP).
8 September 2020
Charles F. “Chic” Dambach, Global Peacemaker – Creating peace between Eritrea and Ethopia and more
Chic Dambach’s wide ranging career President and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association (currently President Emeritus), President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (currently a Senior Fellow), CEO of Operation Respect (currently Director Emeritus), and Chief of Staff for Congressman John Garamendi. Previously, he held executive positions in education, the arts, sports, and health, and he was an “expert” advisor to the Director of the Peace Corps. He is Chair of the Mali Affinity Group; an advisor for the Washington Strategy Group, on the board of the Institute for Economics and Peace, and a member of the Public Diplomacy Council. He lectures worldwide at universities and conferences. He was a featured speaker at the Rotary International conference in São Paulo in 2015; he speaks at Rotary clubs all across the country, and his TEDx Talk “Why Not Peace” is available on YouTube. In retirement, he is an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins and American Universities.
His career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, and his memoir, Exhaust the Limits, the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder, features a lifetime of service and successful initiatives for peace. A second edition of the book was published by Apprentice House of Loyola University in March 2020. www.exhaustthelimits.org
He was nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and the Institute for Economics and Peace gave him the Leadership and Service for Peace Award in 2016. He received the 2020 “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. He was a national champion kayak racer and served as an official for canoe and kayak competition in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. He was named a “Distinguished Alumnus” at his alma mater Oklahoma State University, and he has an MBA degree from Wake Forest University.
15 September 2020
Lauren Coffaro, Peace Jam
Lauren Coffaro (RPF Bradford 2015-16) is the Director of Global Programs at the PeaceJam Foundation, a global nonprofit that partners with 14 Nobel Peace Prize winners to mentor youth to make positive change in their communities and the world. Prior to receiving the Peace Fellowship, Lauren served in Rotaract leadership in Chicago for 9 years and professionally managed international cultural diplomacy programs. She has lived and worked throughout Latin America
22 September 2020
29 September 2020