Thanks to All for Successful 2018 International Peace Symposium!

Thanks to All for Successful 2018 International Peace Symposium!

Thanks to Elizabethtown College


The Center for  Global Understanding and Peacemaking for hosting:


10-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018

And Special Thanks to our Speakers:


 Congressman Donald Manzullo

Retiring President and Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Economic Institute of America.

Former U.S. Rep. Manzullo is well-known as a staunch advocate for small business, manufacturing, and trade between the United States and Asian economies. For 20 years, Congressman Manzullo represented the 16th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving on the Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Small Business Committees. For six years, he served as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and for another six years, he served as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including chairing this pivotal subcommittee during his last two years in the House. Mr. Manzullo also served on two other subcommittees dealing with international economic, trade, and monetary policy.


Moderator – Dr. David Kenley, Director, Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking

  • Dr. R. Craig Nation — Russia

Dr. Nation has served as professor of Strategy and Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, since 1996.

  • Dr. Hossein Varamini – Iran

Dr. Varmini is Turnbull-Jamieson Professorship, Professor of Finance and International Business, and Director of the International Business Program

  • Ahmet S. Yayla — Turkey

Ahmet S. Yayla is an assistant professor at the DeSales University Homeland Security Department. He is also a research fellow at the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University.


Moeed Yusuf

Associate Vice President of the Asia Center U.S. Institute of Peace

Author: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments

Moderator: Dr.  Mehdi Noorbaksh, Professor, International Affairs, Harrisburg University

One of the gravest issues facing the global community today is the threat of nuclear war. As a growing number of nations gain nuclear capabilities, the odds of nuclear conflict increase. Yet nuclear deterrence strategies remain rooted in Cold War models that do not take into account regional conflict. 

Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments offers an innovative theory of brokered bargaining to better understand and solve regional crises. 

Closing Keynote: 

Dr. Carl Strikwerda, President, Elizabethtown College

Peacemaking- Past & Present


  • Dr.  Kim Shively, Professor, Kutztown University
  • Jacob Bender, Executive Director, CAIR, WAshington, D.C.
  • Dr. David Lai, U.S. Army War College









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