September 5-6, 2020 Online Conference
War Drive Towards Armageddon
Or a New Paradigm Among Sovereign Nations United by the Common Aims of Mankind?
Many people around the world, who are not aware that a solution to the manifold crisis of our contemporary world does potentially exist, are reacting with increasing despair, radicalization of one sort or another, or retreat into private life. The mistrust in governments and leading institutions in most places around the world has never been as high as today. We are confronted with the simultaneous escalation of an out of control pandemic; an economic collapse triggered, but not caused by the pandemic; a pending collapse of the transatlantic financial system; and an increasing danger not only of a new Cold War, but the danger that the unthinkable might truly happen: that a third world war, this time thermonuclear, could break out. We are surely facing a systemic collapse--the end of an epoch.
It is now becoming more and more apparent to many forces throughout the world, that Lyndon LaRouche’s 1971 warning was absolutely prophetic: that Richard Nixon’s ending of the Bretton Woods System by replacing fixed exchange rates with an international floating exchange rate system, and his striking out on the path of monetarism would lead to the danger of a new fascism, depression, pandemics, and war. It is also clear that if the world is to escape from these very present dangers, we must now implement the urgent reorganization of the world financial and economic system in the tradition of Leibniz’s and Hamilton’s physical economy that LaRouche had advocated for decades.
Decades ago, Lyndon LaRouche called for a Four Power Agreement among the U.S., China, Russia, and India as the best starting point for bringing about such a new paradigm. Today, the only visible realistic framework to move in that direction, in the short term, is the conference of the permanent five members of the UN Security Council that was proposed by President Putin in January. The five nuclear powers have a special responsibility to agree upon principles that can guarantee the long-term survivability of the human species. This is especially urgent in light of the fact that with the cancellation of so many international arms control and other previously binding treaties, the world is dangerously close to plunging into an era of lawlessness.
But these five nations must be supported by a chorus of nations, individuals and institutions around the globe demanding that we pull the world away from the edge of the abyss. That summit must be encouraged to adopt:
- A mechanism of solving all international problems through dialogue and diplomacy.
- A New Bretton Woods System–as it was intended by Franklin D. Roosevelt and elaborated by Lyndon LaRouche–with the explicit aim of overcoming poverty and the underdevelopment of the so-called developing countries, starting with a modern health system in every country.
- An agreement to make the program: “The New Silk Road becomes the World Land Bridge” the basis for building to the best modern standards the infrastructural and industrial development of all countries on the planet.
- A new security architecture based on the common economic interest of the world community, which includes the security interest of every single nation. There must be an end to the color revolutions and destabilizations now being orchestrated by the British Empire and its bankrupt financial interests against governments they don’t like—including the destabilizations of the governments of Donald Trump. Xi Jinping, and Vladimir Putin, among others.
- International cooperation for a crash program for thermonuclear fusion technology, international space cooperation for the building of a village on the moon and a city on Mars, as well as cooperation in life sciences.
- An agreement to initiate a real dialogue of cultures, in which each culture and civilization commits itself to learn about the best traditions and universal contributions of the others as the basis for peace and understanding and a new renaissance of the world.
There is a precedent for such an approach. After 150 years of religious warfare in Europe, culminated by the Thirty Years War, all of the parties previously at war agreed on the Treaty of Westphalia. They realized that if the fighting were to continue, there would be no one left alive to enjoy the victory. That Treaty established the modern foundation for international law among peoples. It is now time to base international law on the actual lawfulness of the physical universe. That is the only language which has the power to eliminate any room for misunderstanding and any seeming conflict of interest at a lower level.
This upcoming Schiller Institute conference will be an effort to contribute ideas to this goal.
The event will be broadcast live on Zoom and YouTube. There will be simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, French and German on the Zoom platform.
(The following is a partial list of speakers. Each panel will include ample time for Q&A.)
PANEL I (Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT)
Overcoming Geopolitics: Why a P-5 Summit Is Urgently Needed Now
- Helga Zepp-LaRouche (Germany), founder and President, Schiller Institute: Keynote Address, "Strategic Impasse: End of History or Common Aims of Mankind"
- Andrey Kortunov (Russia), Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council
- Zhu Feng (China), Professor of International Relations and Executive Director, China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University
- Dr. Edward Lozansky (U.S.), President, American University in Moscow; Professor, Moscow State and National Research Nuclear Universities: “Which Way for America: World Hegemon or Partner for Win-Win Cooperation?”
- Martin Sieff (U.S.), Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, UPI; Senior Fellow, American University in Moscow: “!00 Seconds to Midnight:Taking Seriously the Threat of Nuclear War”
- James Jatras (U.S.), Former advisor, US Senate Republican Leadership, “America’s Fading Chance for Global Balance”
- Q&A, part 1
- Marco Zanni (Italy), Chairman of the “Identity and Democracy” faction of the European Parliament: “Why the EU Superstate Project Is Doomed to Fail”
- Colonel Richard H. Black (USA Ret.), former head of the Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon; former State Senator, Virginia: “Do We Risk A Military Coup?”
- William Binney (U.S.), former Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis and Reporting section, National Security Agency
Kirk Wiebe, former Senior Analyst, National Security Agency
“September 11, 2001/Russiagate 2015-2020: “Why Veteran Intelligence Professionals Demand Shutdown of the Illegal Surveillance State”
- Q&A, part 2
PANEL II (Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT)
The Role of Science in Creating Mankind’s Future
- Jason Ross (U.S.), Schiller Institute Science Advisor: “The Development of Higher Platforms of Science and Technology: The Key to Human Progress”
- Dr. Bernard Bigot (France), Director-General of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), former director of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA): “The ITER Project: Hydrogen Fusion for the World Energy Supply”
- Dr. Stephen O. Dean (U.S.), President, Fusion Power Associates: “Achieving Fusion Power: Where We've Been, and How We'll Get There”
- Michael Paluszek (U.S.), President, Princeton Satellite Systems: “Nuclear Fusion Propelled Missions to Mars”
- Dr. Sergey Pulinets (Russia), Principal Research Scientist, Space Research Institute,
Russian Academy of Sciences: “An Approach to the Relationship between Science and Politics”
- Paul Driessen, Senior Policy Advisor, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), “Will We Allow Eco-imperialism to Block Development?”
- Philip Tsokolibane (South Africa), head of LaRouche South Africa: “LaRouche and the Development of Africa”
- Dr. Kelvin Kemm (South Africa), CEO, Stratek Business Strategy Consultants, former board chairman, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, “Nuclear Energy in South Africa and in Africa At Large”
PANEL III (Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT):
The Belt and Road Initiative Becomes the World Land-Bridge: FDR’s Unfinished Business
- Dennis Small (U.S.), EIR Ibero-American Editor: “”The LaRouche Program for the Planet: 1.5 Billion New Productive Jobs”
- Dr. Natalia Vitrenko (Ukraine), Doctor of Economics, Chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, II and III convocations of the Supreme Rada (1995-2002): “Irreconcilable Problems Are Pushing the World towards Catastrophe”
- Michele Geraci (Italy), former Undersecretary of State for Economic Development: “Helping the West Understand China Today”
- Hassan Daud Butt (Pakistan), former Project Director, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ; CEO of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Board of Investment & Trade:”The BRI and CPEC: Harbinger of Sustainable Growth”
- Marcelo Muñoz (Spain), founder and President Emeritus of Cátedra China, dean of Spanish businessmen in China: “One Belt One Road: A Project for the 21st Century
- Dr. Björn Peters (Germany), physicist, entrepreneur and political advisor in the fields of energy, sustainability and commodities: “The Quest for Clean and Cheap Energy”
- Q&A, part 1
- Dr. Joycelyn Elders (U.S.), former Surgeon General of the United States; Jim Evans, State Representative, District 70, Miss., (1991-2015) : “Turning from the Course of Division Toward a More Perfect Union; the Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites”
- H.E. Ambassador Ayikoi Otoo (Ghana), Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada: “Expanding the Health System in Ghana - 101 New Hospitals Planned, Nation-wide”
- Marlette Kyssama-Nsona (Republic of Congo), pharmaco chemist, political executive of the Panafrican League UMOJA and specialist in public health issues: “Health Security: Africa Has to Build a Continental Health Program. The case of the Congo"
- Q&A, part 2
PANEL IV (Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT):
Building Trust in International Relations: The Role of Classical Culture and Combating World Famine
- Keynote: Jacques Cheminade (France), head of Solidarité & Progrès, former presidential candidate: “A Culture of Science and Beauty is Due to Us All”
- Marcia Merry Baker (U.S.), EIR Editorial Board: “The ‘Hunger Pandemic’ Pre-dates COVID-19; Superpower Action Can Save Lives, Save the Future”
- Bob Baker, Agriculture Coordinator, Schiller Institute
Ron Wieczorek, South Dakota cattle rancher, LaRouchePAC
Nicole Pfrang, Kansas Cattlemen’s Association Secretary-Treasurer, cattle rancher
Mike Callicrate, Colorado, cattle rancher, Owner, Ranch Foods Direct:
“Producers’ Initiative: Change the System—Support Food Producers and the Public Everywhere”
- Paul Gallagher (U.S.), EIR Editorial Board: “The British System vs. the American System: Why the Collapse Is Inevitable”
- Fred Haight (Canada), Schiller Institute, "Beethoven: A Socratic Revolutionary”
- Michael Billington (U.S.), EIR Asia Intelligence Director: “Only a Global Renaissance Can Prevent War and a New Dark Age”
- Beethoven Mass in C, performance by the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus