„Creating A Common Future For Mankind And A Renaissance Of Classical Culture“
June 28, 2016 —The Schiller Institute’s international two-day conference gathered more than 300 guests from 24 nations and four continents for an intense and profound dialogue on how to stop the immediate danger of world war, by creating instead a new paradigm of global cooperation and development, based on a dialogue of civilizations and the unique creativity of mankind. Conference participants were extremely alerted about the escalation of western geopolitical confrontation against Russia and China and the danger of thermonuclear war and passed a resolution calling for an immediate end of sanctions against Russia and Syria. To end the war and to reconstruct war-torn Syria and the greater region of Southwest-Asia, was a key focus of the conference, during which Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, Presidency of Syria, addressed the conference audience and engaged in a moving Q&A via live stream.
Conference participants were also invited to attend a “Musical Dialogue of Cultures”, which was organized jointly by NICE e.V. and Schiller-Institut e.V. as public, admission-free concert in a community church. The Camerata Geminiani, the international chorus of the Schiller Institute and others performed classical European music in the Verdi tuning, along with choirs presented folk songs from Russia, Ukraine and China, before an excited audience of close to 500 guests and 150 musicians. It became clear, that only by creating a new paradigm of mankind, a renaissance of beauty, based on the sharing and promoting of each civilizations’ highpoints of their respective cultures, can humanity be saved from the abyss.
The first conference panel of five on “The strategic crisis is more dangerous than at the height of the Cold War” was addressed by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and president of the Schiller Institute, Chas Freeman, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Col. (ret.) Alain Corvez, former advisor to the French Defense and Interior Ministries and Lt. Col. (ret.) Ulrich Scholz, former fighter pilot, NATO planner and lecturer on air warfare, and by American economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche.
On the second panel “The crisis of the transatlantic financial system and how to overcome it” spoke Jacques Cheminade, candidate to the French presidential elections, Marco Zanni, head of the M5S delegation in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Daisuke Kotegawa (Canon Institute Japan and former representative of Japan to the IMF) and Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, former Greek ambassador to Poland, Canada and Armenia and former Secretary General of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC).
The third panel “The new paradigm represented by the “One Belt – One Road” Policy” heard Dr. Ren Lin, Researcher on the One Belt, One Road Policy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in China, H. E. Hamid Sidig, ambassador and extraordinary representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Germany and Egbert Drews, board member of Marwiko AG/Berlin.
Sunday’s deliberations continued the “Silk Road – New Paradigm” panel, with a strong emphasis on Syria and the need to end geopolitical confrontation, foreign funded terrorism and to create peace and prosperity in the region. After hearing her prepared video speech on the situation in Syria, the audience had the extraordinary opportunity to engage in a moving 30 minute live video dialogue with H. E. Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban from the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic, who asked everybody to bring about a new paradigm of creative human development (“an intellectual Silk Road”) instead of war and destruction.
Michel Raimbaud (former French Ambassador to Arab, African and Latin American countries and former director of the French Office of Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons, OFPRA) had opened the panel with a passionate plea to rebuild peace in accordance with international law – in Syria and everywhere else. Hussein Askary, E.I.R. Arabic editor presented a video on the reconstruction of Aleppo in the context of the New Silk Road, followed by a discussion from Prof. Talal Moualla, board of trustees, The Syria Trust for Development and Executive director of ”Syrian Cultural Heritage Transformation” project, Ministry of Culture in Syria. The panel was concluded by Bereket Simon, chairman of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia and advisor to the Prime Minister and a video message from Fouad Al-Ghaffari, chairman of the Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS from the war-torn Republic of Yemen.
On the fourth panel “The frontiers of science: the new economic platform based on a fusion economy and man’s future in space” spoke Adeline Djeutie, formerly employed with the IAEA and now an independent consultant from Vienna, Alain Gachet, chairman of Radar Technologies International and Rainer Sandau, technical director of Satellites and Space Applications of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).
After a classical musical introduction, violinist Gian Marco Sanna, founder and artist director of The Geminiani Project/London contributed a discussion on the importance of the scientific musical tuning of a=432 Hz (“Verdi tuning”), which the Schiller Institue has promoted for decades. Hussein Askary presented the “Elephant clock” as an example of the beauty of the Islamic Renaissance and its connection to the ancient Silk Road. The panelists then joined with Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche and Lyndon LaRouche for the concluding general discussion on how to secure a global collaboration for the common aims of mankind, by focusing on bringing forward the principle of creativity in each human individual, as the only way to stop the present mortal danger for civilization.
For more, contact: Mrs. Leona Meyer-Kasai, Schiller-Institute Berlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dialogue of Civilizations
Panel 1 : The strategic crisis is “more dangerous than at the height of the Cold War”
Panel 2 : The crisis of the transatlantic financial system and how to overcome it
Panel 3 : The new paradigm represented by the “One Belt, One Road” policy
Panel 4 : The frontiers of science: the new economic platform based on a fusion economy and man‘s future in space
Panel 5 : The positive historical traditions and Renaissance periods linking Europe to China, to Russia, to America, and to the Arab world
Resolution for Yemen
Schiller Institute Conference, 25-26 June 2016, Berlin, Germany
The conference of the Schiller Institute in Berlin on June 25-26 sends the most heartfelt greetings of support to the great nation of Yemen and the study group of Fouad Al-Ghaffari. Your courageous intellectual leadership, literally under the bombardment of satanic forces, has been an inspiration to thousands of people in the US, Latin America and Europe. We make a solemn oath to fight for the extension of the New Silk Road for the reconstruction of Yemen, so that the lives of the many men, women and children, who have been murdered, will be honored in a Renaissance of Yemen, which also will reconstruct the beautiful ancient cities and architecture. Yemen must and will become a pearl among the nations of Southwest Asia and the world very soon!
Resolution for Russia and Syria: Let’s lift the sanctions against Syria and Russia to regain peace
Schiller Institute Conference, 25-26 June 2016, Berlin, Germany
We, gathered at the Schiller Institute Conference on “Creating a common future for mankind and a renaissance of classical culture”, call for an immediate lifting of the sanctions against Syria and Russia, which are nothing but an aggressive instrument of pressure and escalation towards world war from the Western powers. Such sanctions are a reflection of the geopolitical tradition of the British Empire against the principle of national sovereignty and the advantage of the other defined by the Treaty of Westphalia. We call instead for an international conference for the reconstruction of Syria based on the win/win conception of Chna’s new Silk Road and demand that the European countries and the United States join the Chinese proposal to rebuild Syria from the destruction that their wars have brought onto the entire Middle East region.
We have of course first to eradicate terrorism and be inspired by the common commitment of religions, cultures and civilizations to build a better world for each and all of us. From its history of national unity based on the convergence of the best of different cultures, let Syria become a sign of beauty for the cause of world peace through our mutual development and common creativity.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The future of mankind will be beautiful – provided we can avoid the fate of the dinosaurs
I think we all have come to this conference because everybody who is in this room knows that we are experiencing an absolutely unprecedented, systemic and existential crisis of civilization. We have the coincidence of a war danger, where NATO is confronting Russia in a very, very aggressive fashion—which could lead to a Third World War…
Chas Freeman: Things Fall Apart — America, Europe, and Asia in the New World Disorder
In Europe, in America, and in parts of Asia there is a sense of foreboding—an elemental unease about what is to come. There is vexing drift amidst political paralysis. Demagoguery is ascendant and the stench of fascism is in the air…
Col. (ret.) Alain Corvez: Will the American hubris come to an end, or will it disappear with us in a universal combustion?
To begin with, I would like to congratulate the Schiller Institute for organizing this conference at a critical moment, when the threat of a nuclear war which would lead to the extinction of humanity becomes clearer by the day, because of the concentration in the heart of Europe of weapons capable of destroying the planet within seconds…
Lt. Col. (ret.) Ulrich Scholz: War – a pathology of the West
I’m going to use three metaphors, and I’m going to teach you three questions to ask, to come to the conclusion that war must not be a means of politics any more. So that’s the bottom line. I use metaphors, because I have learned that’s the best way to get adults to learn without them knowing that they’re learning…
Jacques Cheminade: The LaRouche method of physical economy
The trans-Atlantic financial system in which we are living— based on appropriating money— leads to chaos or war, or more precisely and more tragically, to a combination of both. The preceding speakers have shown that the current world is more dangerous than it ever was at the height of the Cold War. The system, by its very nature, is criminal…
Marco Zanni: The collapse of the European financial system and the failure of the Banking Union
The European institution decided to ignore the voice of the citizens and Brexit is the result of this lack of a political view for a united Europe with cooperation among European countries…
Daisuke Kotegawa: Japan’s outlook concerning Eurasian cooperation
I worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Japanese government for 35 years, and fortunately, or unfortunately, I was in charge of the settlement of the financial crisis in the late 1990s in Japan. I lost some friends of mine and my staff, as well as my friends, Japanese bankers who were arrested and put in jail, or they committed suicide and died. But I survived…
Leonidas Chrysantopoulos: Global Crisis — Proposals for Solution
The theme of our conference is very appropriate and comes at a moment when humanity is not only facing its worst economic crisis since the depression of 1928, but also the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, due to the aggressive policies of the United States in the last decade, that have destroyed Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria…
Ren Lin: The New Silk Road win-win perspective
My background is about globalization, and economic integration, regional integration, etc. and as well as OBOR (One Belt, One Road). Before I get started with my presentation, I always like very much to share with my academic friends my research findings, that the moderate level of globalization, regionalization, would benefit economic development…
H.E. Hamid Sidig: Greeting
Since ancient times, the Silk Road has been a symbol of the commercial artery that connects Asia and Europe, creating wealth and cultural exchange to benefit all countries involved in this area. Our conference today hopes to build on this ancient tradition, by bringing together scientists and politicians to develop a New Silk Road and begin the process of healing and regenerating this very important region, Central Asia…
Egbert Drews: International networking in the economy — Practical experience
Given the globalization and liberalization of the economy, the significance of cooperation among SMEs has considerably grown over the past years: The SMEs recognize that this approach is a means of achieving the needed growth potential, which they cannot realize by themselves due to a lack of or insufficient financial resources, market share or competencies…
Michel Raimbaud: In Syria and elsewhere, against the war party and the law of the jungle, rebuild peace in accordance with law
One hears much talk about a new cold war that would lead us back to the old confrontation between the “Free World,” the ancestor of the “Axis of Good,” and a “totalitarian bloc,” dubbed the “Axis of Evil” by George Bush, a confrontation which ended with the victory of the United States over communism…
Her Excellency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban: Reconstruction with Syrian characteristics — rebuilding a truly diverse and more secure world based on the lessons of the Syrian experience
One of the major problems we face in our country, is that today, Western countries approach our countries with the feeling of exceptionalism or a feeling of righteousness, that whatever Western countries see appropriate or good, should apply to our countries without any question…
Talal Moualla: Repositioning of the cultural variable – Towards a new modern cultural approach
I spent the last quarter century outside of Syria, but I returned with the outbreak of the war. The war started in a simple way, but it became more and more complicated, and the more complicated it got, the more I believed, that I should stay and do something about it…
Aleppo: The Eternal City – “PROJECT PHOENIX”
Throughout history, Aleppo has witnessed many moments of greatness as well as decline and turmoil, but it always arose again like the bird of the Phoenix. The people and government of Syria have kept the same spirit alive in the face of the worst crisis in the history of the country…
Fouad Al-Ghaffari: Message to the Schiller Institute Conference from The Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS
It is a great pleasure for me speak in front of you, at least electronically, after having made many unsuccessful efforts to join you in person. Our excuse is that the Anglo-Saudi war of aggression has made us prisoners inside our own country, Yemen…
Bereket Simon: A win-win cooperation with Africa
The term “Silk Road” refers to an ancient trade route, but my interest obviously lies in highlighting the significance of its present incarnation within the current global context. By all accounts, the old Silk Road played a vital role as a well-traversed trade route that stretched outwards from China to the Middle East, even to the shores of the Horn of Africa…
Alain Gachet: How new space technologies can change the groundwater geopolitical balance – case studies in Kenya and Iraq
Humanity has been developing on lakes and rivers mainly, but the real bulk of fresh water is below the surface of the Earth, is underground. And it is 33 times bigger, than all the water quantities we have consumed up to now…
Rainer Sandau: Towards a New Era of International Space Cooperation
We do have regional secretariats in 30 regions, one of them in Syria. In Syria, we have a regional secretary, Dr. Hussein Ibrahim, who was a former general director of the General Organization of Remote Sensing…
Adeline Djeutie: Sustaining energy development in Developing and Emerging Countries — What role could nuclear energy play?
In regions like Africa, the energy poverty does not reflect the existing natural resources potential in many countries. In fact, Africa is endowed with various natural resources (oil, gas, coal, sun, water, wind, and uranium, for example) that could sufficiently fill the current and expected energy demand gap if some bottlenecks were overcome and adequate measures were taken…
Gian Marco Sanna: The Verdi tuning – a demonstration
I started asking myself as to why A=440? Why did they sell me this story about 440, all my life I was told, the A pitch went up and up and up, and then after, we stopped at 440. But now for example, in Germany, the Berlin Philharmonica they’re tuning at, I think, 446. Where is this going to stop? This is like the Babel Tower…
Hussein Askary: Beauty of the Islamic Renaissance — the elephant clock
When you say the word “Islamic” nowadays, it triggers associations with terrorism, extremism, and fundamentalism. Many of these associations have a certain basis in reality, but that reality is almost completely an artificial construction of political, strategic, and intelligence institutions that intend to keep the world divided and concurred…