March 20-21, 2021 Conference

World at a Crossroad:
Two Months into the New US Administration

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March 20-21 Online Conference

The Schiller Institute is gathering leading spokesmen from the United States, Russia, China, Africa, Europe, and the Americas for a dialogue on how to meet the existential crisis facing mankind with the idea of “peace through development.” Lyndon LaRouche fostered this approach, with the idea of always "looking ahead to the next fifty years." With that method, we can consider what is required to create the necessary revolution in human affairs to both meet these crises together as a human race, and to unleash the creative potential of mankind to create a world worthy of the dignity of man, now and in the future.  

Only two months after the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States, the world is faced with a multitude of crises: The US is heading for a geopolitical confrontation against China and Russia. The effort to contain the rise of China by trying to forge an Indo-Pacific alliance, or even a global NATO, has been answered with the formation of a military alliance between China and Russia. The financial oligarchy, centered in the City of London, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley, is trying to postpone the inevitable collapse of the transatlantic financial system by pumping anywhere between 30 and 50 trillion dollars into the “Great Reset” of the Green New Deal, which will be the end of industrial nations and, if implemented “successfully,” would lead to a gigantic population reduction worldwide.

The World Food Program is warning that this year alone there is the danger that 270 million people will starve to death from the condition of severe underdevelopment aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns, which have already destroyed 500 million jobs. The most dramatic humanitarian crisis since the Second World War is occurring right now in Yemen, where 20 million people are in acute danger of starvation. The fact that such a situation, which could be remedied easily if the political will existed, is not dealt with, means this is genocide. In Syria, one third of the population is starving and victimized by a proxy war, which seemingly is between Israel and Iran, but really is the cockpit for a potential third world war between the modern form of the British Empire–the UK and the US–and Russia and China.

China, and also many Asian nations, have revived their ancient civilizations and combined them with an extremely optimistic perspective for the future based on scientific and technological innovation, while unfortunately the so-called “West” has plunged into a new Dark Age by adopting the most degenerate cultural practices, a policy of “everything goes,” which makes the end of the Roman Empire look pale by comparison. Therefore, the only way the human species has any hope of escaping this existential crisis will be by consciously initiating a Renaissance of classical culture and a dialogue of the most elevated cultural traditions of universal history.  

Join us for this conference and this urgently needed discussion. 

Panel 1: “Reversing the Cultural Wasteland — The Urgency of a New Renaissance, Creating a Planetary Culture Worthy of the Dignity of Humanity”

Saturday, March 20, 10:00 am EDT; 15:00 CET

Moderator: Diane Sare, Schiller Institute (US)

  1. Moderator’s Welcoming Remarks

  2. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, President, The Schiller Institute, “Why Poetry and Music Must Supersede Partisanship”

  3. Liliana Gorini (Italy), Chairwoman, MoviSol (LaRouche Movement - Italy): “Dante’s Commedia: The Way from Hell to Science and Space Exploration”

  4. Diane Sare, Schiller Institute (USA): “Beethoven in the Garden of Gethsemane”

  5. Dennis Speed, Schiller Institute (USA): “The Poetic Principle in the Dialogue of Civilizations”

  6. Carolina Dominguez, Schiller Institute (Mexico): “How to Address the Crisis in Education”

  7. Video: John Sigerson, tenor; Margaret Greenspan, piano [Beethoven Lied]

  8. Megan Dobrodt, President (USA), Schiller Institute, “Three Mars Missions and the Galactic Species”


Panel 2: “The Strategic Crisis Facing the Human Race.”

Saturday, March 20, 2:00 pm EDT; 19:00 CET

Moderator: Harley Schlanger

  1. Moderator’s Introduction

  2. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, President, The Schiller Institute, Keynote Address

  3. Speaker from China

  4. Speaker from Russia

  5. Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to the Syrian Presidency, Syria

  6. Dr. William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Princeton University (atomic physics); former Member US National Security Council (NSC) 2018-2019;  director, US Dept. of Energy, Office of Science (1991-93)

  7. Dennis Small (US), Executive Intelligence Review, Ibero-American Editor, “Make Space for the Belt and Road in the Americas.” 

  8. Simon Levy (Mexico), Founder of China-Mexico Lecture and Fellowship, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); Undersecretary for Planning and Tourism Policy of Mexico (2018-2019)

  9. Alejandro Yaya (Argentina): Chemical engineer, Masters Degree in national defense; Vice President of the Civil Institute of Space Technology; advisor in technical and innovation management and transfer of technology processes, “Youth and Space” 

  10. Daniel Marmolejo (Mexico): Investigative journalist; winner of the National Journalism Award; covers the Mexican Presidency; producer of the “Hybrid Warfare” documentary series, and the “Incorruptible” program

  11. Denys Pluvinage (France): Vice President of the Franco-Russian Alliance

  12. Sultan M. Hali (Pakistan): retired Colonel, Pakistani Air Force; journalist, “The New Silk Road and Pakistan”

  13. Richard Freeman (USA), Executive Intelligence Review, “The Global Reset: The Great Leap Backward”


Panel 3: “The Indo-Pacific, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia: Pivots for War, or Peaceful Development with the New Silk Road”

Sunday, March 21, 10:00 am EDT; 15:00 CET

Moderator: Diane Sare

  1. Hussein Askary (Sweden/Iraq), Southwest Asia Director, Schiller Institute: “Justice for The Nations of Southwest Asia”

  2. Hisham Sharaf (Yemen), Minister of Foreign Affairs

  3. Haidar Al-Fuadi Al-Atabe (Iraq), Member, Council of Representatives

  4. Professor Mohammad Ali Ibrahim, Advisor to the Transport Minister of Egypt.

  5. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay (Pakistan): Director of the China Center at the Pakistani Sustainable Development Policy Institute

  6. State Senator (former) Richard H. Black (U.S.), “The Truth about the Syrian Crisis.”

  7. Zaid Ayoub Arbache, Assistant Professor, Dr. Faculty of Economics, Damascus University

  8. M. Michel Raimbaud, former French Ambassador to Arab, African, and Latin American Countries; former director of the French Office of the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA)

  9. Jacques Cheminade (France), Président, Solidarite et Progres, “A Call to Action” 


Panel 4: “The Challenge of Famine and Pandemics — The Coincidence of Opposites or Mass Extinction?”

Sunday, March 21, 2:00 pm EDT; 19:00 CET

Moderator: Dennis Speed, Schiller Institute

  1. Marcia Merry Baker, Co-Editor, Executive Intelligence Review, “The World Famine and the Need to Double Agricultural Production”

  2. Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States, “A Global Health Mission for the Youth”

  3. Dr. Walter Faggett,  Former Chief Medical Officer, Washington D.C. Dept of Health, co-chair DC Ward 8 Health Council, “D.C. Project: Community Healthcare workers Indispensable Role in Defeating the Pandemic”

  4. Dr. Khadijah Lang, Chair, NMA Council on International Affairs; President, Golden State Medical Association 

  5. Dr. Shirley Evers-Manley, Interim Dean, Alcorn University School of Nursing, Mississippi, USA; Chairman, Global Health Committee, National Black Nurses Association

  6. Robert Baker, Agriculture Liaison, Schiller Institute, “Stand Together for Food, Health and the Future” 

  7. Bill Bullard (Montana), CEO of R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers
    of America)

  8. Mike Callicrate (Colorado), Founder of Ranch Foods Direct; Cattleman, policy advocate, operator of
    Mike’s ‘No Bull’ Blog

  9. Nicole Phrang (Kansas), Cattle rancher, Secretary-Treasurer of the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association

  10. James Benham (Indiana) Farmer, President of the Indiana Farmers Union; Board Member of the National
    Farmers Union

March 20, 2021 at 10:00am - 5pm EDT
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