2018 국제여성평화 심포지엄
Seoul International Women's Peace Symposium

세계여성들, 평화를 말하다
Ushering in a New Era of Peace and a Feminist Future

프로그램

대회등록과 인사 (09:00-9:30)
1부 개회식 및 기조발제(9:30-10:30)
사회자: 안김정애 (평화를만드는여성회 상임대표)
9:30-10:00 개회 선언
2018 여성평화걷기조직위원회 공동대표
한영수(한국YWCA연합회 회장), 최순영(경기여성네트워크 대표)
축사
정현백 (여성가족부 장관)
남인순 (국회 여성가족위원장)
격려사
지은희 (전 여성부 장관)
Herstory
(영상으로 만나는 여성평화걷기)
10:00-10:30 기조발제 1. ‘4·27 판문점선언’ 이후 한반도 여성들이 만드는 평화
한반도와 전 세계의 지속가능한 평화를 위한 제안
- 김성은 (평화를만드는여성회 이사장)
기조발제 2. ‘새로운 평화와 페미니스트 미래로의 안내’
- Mairead Maguire (북아일랜드, 노벨평화상 수상자)
2부 패널발제(10:30-12:20)
사회자: 한정숙 (서울대학교 교수)
10:30-12:20 발제 1. 최성희(강정국제팀장): 4·3, 강정 그리고 여성의 목소리
발제 2. Mary-Wynne Ashford(Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Canada): 평화구축을 위한 여성의 역할
발제 3. 고은광순(평화어머니회 표): 인지뢰의 현황과 여성이 만드는 한반도 평화
발제 4. Rebecca Johnson(International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, UK) : Climbing down from the Nuclear Monster - a Callenging Necessity for Peace and Security
발제 5. 김정수(평화여성회 한국여성평화연구원장): 여성이 만드는 동북아 평화
발제 6. Kozue Akibayashi(국제여성평화자유연맹 회장, Japan) : Feminist must support Korean Peace Process for a Decolonized and Demilitarized Korean Peninsula
발제 7. Kin Chi Lau(Professor of Global University for Sustainability, Hongkong/China) : The Korean Peace Treaty as a major step to reverse the arms race in North East Asia
중 식 (12:30-14:00)
3부 라운드테이블(14:00-16:30)
14:00-16:30 1주제. 여성과 군사주의
사회: 김영순(한국여성단체연합 공동표)
- Kalama Niheu(Ohana Koa-Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific, Hawaii/USA) : Korea Alliance for Justice
- Cindy Wiesner(Grassroots Global Justice, USA) : Unresolved Korea War, Militarism in Asia and Pacific and Women's Resistence Roundtable
- Lisa Natividad(Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice, Guam/USA) : Message from Guahan-the Trip of Spear of US Military Might
- Medea Benjamin(CODEPINK, USA): Women Say, "Disarm, Disarm"
2주제. 여성과 인권, 평화만들기
사회: 박현선(이화여자학교 겸임교수)
- 김민문정(한국여성민우회 표): #MeToo 운동의 함의
- Alice Nderitu(Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Kenya)
- 장이정수(여성환경연 표): 한국의 에코 페미니즘 운동과 한반도 평화
- Mavic Cabrera-Balleza(Global Network of Women Peacebilders, Philippines): Amplifying Women's Voices towards Sustainable Peace
- Katherine Ronderos(LIMPAL COLOMBIA, Colombia) : Feminist Peacebuilding, What is Possible, What Can Be Done?
- Yifat Susskind(MADRE Executive Director, USA/Israel) : To the Two Koreas from Israel and Palestine, Lessons Learned
3주제 여성이 만드는 동북아 평화
사회: 함희경(한국YWCA연합회 국제협력위원장)
- 장미란(한국YWCA연합회 평화·통일위원장) : 여성평화운동의 근본을 다시 생각한다 - ‘평화 감수성’ 증진과 일상의 재구성
- Wang Xuan(Research Centre of Biological Warfare in WW ll, China) : Japanese Bacteria Battle Investigation and Lawsuit
- 이은선(세종대 명예교수) : 동북아 평화프로세스와 4·27판문점 선언 - 여성통합학문연구의 시각에서
- Altaa Noogsoi(Blue Banner NGO, Mongolia) : The Role of Mongolian Nuclear Free Status in Peace Building in North East Asia
- Olga Maltseva(Dialogue of Culture/FEFU, Russia) : Women's Soft Power in Preventive Diplomacy for the Preservation of Sustainable Peace
- Patti Talbot(The United Church of Canada, Canada) : Faith and Fierce Patience, Seeking Peace in Korea
- Ann Wright(Veterans for Peace, USA) : Women and Peace in North East Asia
4부 라운드테이블 논의 내용 공유(16:30-17:00)
사회자: 한정숙 (서울대학교 교수)
16:30-17:00 라운드테이블 논의 내용 공유
5부 폐회식(17:00-17:10)
사회자: 최인숙(문화세상이프토피아 표)/한미미(세계YWCA 부회장)
17:00-17:10 2018 국제여성평화걷기 선언문 낭독
평화의 울림
(플루티스트 송솔나무)

2018 국제여성평화심포지엄 국외 참석자

  • Mairead MaguireNobel Peace Laureate, Peace People
    Northern Ireland
    Mairead Maguire was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976, with Betty Williams, for her actions to end the political conflict in her native Northern Ireland. Together with journalist Ciaran McKeown they founded Peace People, a movement committed to buildin g a just and peaceful society through nonviolent social action. She travels regularly to Israel and Palestine to work with peace activists in the region, as well as other conflict areas.

  • Elizabeth BernsteinNobel Women’s Initiative
    Canada
    Liz Bernstein is the founding Director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Previously, Liz served as Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) from 1998 through 2004. Liz participated in the c ampaign since it began in the early 1990s. She lived in Thailand and Cambodia for 10 years (1986 - 1996), where she worked with local peace and justice advocacy organizations and co - founded the Coalition for Peace and Reconciliation. In 2005, she coordinated Make Poverty History Canada. Liz currently lives in Ottawa, Canada and is a co - founder of Ecology Ottawa.

  • Christine Ahn Women Cross DMZ
    USA
    Christine Ahn is Founder & International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. She is the co - founder of the Korea Policy Institute, Global Campaign to save Jeju Island, and the National Campaign to End the Korean War. Christine has organized peace and humanitarian aid delegations to North and South Korea, and has addressed the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, and the Republic of Korea National Commission on Hu man Rights. She is a columnist with Foreign Policy in Focus , and her writings have appeared in The New York Times , The San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post , and more.

  • Kozue Akibayashi Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
    Japan
    K ozue Akibayashi is the i nternational President of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is a researcher/activist who has worked on issues of gender and peace, militarism, and demilitarization. She also serves on the steering commi ttee of Women Cross DMZ, and was part of the delegation of 30 international women peacebuilders who crossed the DMZ on the Korean Peninsula in 2015. A Professor at Doshisha University (Kyoto) Kozue teaches gender studies, peace studies and peace education.

  • Mary-Wynne Ashford Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
    Canada
    Dr. Mary - Wynne Ashford, MD, PhD. is a retired family doctor with a specialty in palliative care. She is a p ast Co - President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and p ast President of Physicians for Global Survival (Canada). She has been an international speaker and writer on the health consequences of nuclear war since 1985. She led two medical delegations to the DPRK in 1999 and 2000. Her award - winning book, “ Enough Blood Shed: 1 - 1 Solutions to Violence, Terror, and War ”, has been translated into Japanese and Korean. She has received the Queen's Medal on two occasions and is an Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria, Canada.

  • Mavic Cabrera - Balleza Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
    USA
    Ma. Victoria “Mavic” Cabrera - Balleza is the Founder, CEO and International Coordinator of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). As a Women, Peace and Security expert, Mavic initiated the nati onal action planning process on UN resolution 1325 in her country, Philippines , and has authored several publications on the implementation of the WPS resolutions. Mavic has supported numerous countr ies to build and implement their WPS national act ion plans and is a member of the ‘ Global Funding Board of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund ’ , a funding mechanism for grassroots women’s organizations around the world.

  • Ann PattersonPeace People
    Northern Ireland
    Ann Patterson works to provide counseling and support for families from divided communities. During the peace process in Northern Ireland, Ann worked with imprisoned paramilitaries from both sides, preparing them to enter into peace talks. She co - founded P eace People, a pacifist movement that played a critical role in promoting the Good Friday Agreement and advancing the peace process in Northern Ireland. Ann has since acted as an independent observer in numerous countries in conflict and lives in Northern Ireland.

  • Medea BenjaminCODEPINK
    USA
    Medea Benjamin is the co - founder of the women - led peace group CODEPINK and the co - founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New Yor k Newsday , she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the e ssential work of peace worldwide. She recently published Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran .

  • Aiyoung ChoiWomen Cross DMZ
    USA
    Born in Korea during World War II and raised in Shanghai, Taiwan, and Japan, Aiyoung came to the United States for college and has made New York City her home. Originally a painter and sculptor, she became an entrepreneur, teacher, editor, and also worked in human resources and public relations. She became a consultant to non - profit grassroots organizations in the City, and also served on various boards of directors including Asian Americans for Equality, New York Women’s Foundation, and Korean American Fam ily Service Center. In 2015 she crossed the demilitarized zone from North Korea to South Korea with Women Cross DMZ and currently serves on its Steering Committee .

  • Erica FeinWin Without War
    USA
    Erica Fein is the Advocacy Director at Win Without War. In this capacity, she engages with policymakers in Congress, the Executive Branch, the NGO community, the media, and grassroots partners to advance the organization's progressive foreign policy and national security agenda. Previously, she served as Direct or of Government Affairs and Nuclear Weapons Policy Director at Women’s Action for New Directions , where she led campaigns to limit the excessive US nuclear weapons arsenal. Erica holds an MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a BA f rom the University of Wisconsin - Madison and has been published and quoted in several media publications .

  • Rebecca JohnsonInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
    UK
    Rebecca Johnson is a feminist peace activist, and an original co - chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), where she served as president to mobilise civil society and governments to achieve the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Rebecca’s campaigning for peace has focused on the banning of unnecessary nuclear weaponry and she has been published widely on security, d isarmament and feminist issues . She coordinated Greenpeace's campaign for th e Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, set up the Acronym Institute for Disarm ament Diplomacy and has campaigned against conflict with multiple organizations. ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and Rebecca hopes to share the award with campaigners around the world who work for disarmament, peace and justice.

  • Shawn KimOne Heart for Justice
    USA
    Shawn is the president of One Heart for Justice, a voluntary organization established in 2014 to support the families of the victims of the South Korean Sewol ferry accident. Shawn and members of One Heart for Justice are active locally, and are passionate about supporting indigent young adults through food drives and other efforts to help distribute backpacks and Christmas trees. Since then, Shawn (through One Heart for Justic e) has been educating Korean Americans and Americans about Korean history, including efforts to help achieve justice for “C omfort Women.” Her community - based organization has been actively participating in efforts to call for a Peace treaty between the United States and North Korea to formally end the Korean War.

  • Charlotte LindOperation 1325
    Sweden
    Charlotte is a communicator at Operation 1325, which advocates for power to women in peace processes. She is an active voice within the Women Peace and S ecurity agenda in Sweden, Turkey and the Middle East. Charlotte also operates the project Women Participation Through the Media. She holds a Master's Degree in conflict resolution and mediation from Tel Aviv University.

  • Olga MaltsevaDialogue of Culture / Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok(FEFU)
    Russia
    Dr. Olga Maltseva is coordinator of the public organization Dialogue of Cultures, which advocates for inter - cultural learning, as well as a member of t he Russian Un ion of Journalists. Dr. Maltseva is interested in Korean u nification — interviewing Kim Jong - Il twice in 2002, as well as initiating the international Russian - Korean photo exhibition during Kim Jong - Il ’ s visit to the Russia n far east in 2003. Dr. Maltseva is the a uthor of more than 30 scientific articles as well as two books based on her travels through the Korean Peninsula . She holds a PhD in Politology and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communications and Media Sch ool of Arts and Humanitie s FEFU.

  • Lisa NatividadGuahan Coalition for Peace and Justice
    Guam / USA
    Lisa Linda Natividad is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Guam and President of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice. A n I ndigenous daughter of Guahan (Guam ) she is a leading voice against the United States’s militarization of her island and an advocate for the exercise of her people’s (I ndigenous CHamorus) right to self - determination and political decolonization. She joined the 2015 Women Cross DMZ and organized a global women’s demilitar ization conference on Guahan in 2009 ( with International Network of Women Against Militarism ). Lisa has advocated for the Guam Commission on Decolonization before multiple high - level UN committ ees.

  • Kalama NiheuOhana Koa - Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific
    Hawaii/USA
    Dr. Kalamaoka ` aina Niheu is a Kana ka Maoli physician from Hawaii and a r epresentative for Hawaii and the Pacific to the United Nation s. Born on the frontlines of the Hawaii Independence movement , she has been a community advocate throughout her life, most recently helping to establish the Standing Rock Medic Healer ’ s Council. She is also a m ain convener for Aha Aloha Aina, a Kanaka initiat ive for traditional governance, is on the board of Ahahui o Na Kauka (Native Hawaiian Doctor ’ s Association), and is the Kauka (Doctor) for Onipa ’ a Na Hui Kalo Traditional Kalo F armers for Food Sovereignty . Dr. Niheu also works as the Medical Officer on Hokule ’ a , a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe .

  • Margo Okazawa - ReyWomen for Genuine Security
    USA
    Margo Okazawa - Rey is a Professor at F ielding Graduate University, Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University and holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He r primary areas of research, activism , and publication have been militarism, armed conflict, and violence against women, examined intersectionally . Margo was a group wor ker with Black and Latino boys, a feminist teacher of literacy with women of color in recovery, and a community activist in Boston. She is a founding member of the Combahee River Collective and her lifetime of teaching, activism, and scholarship has been deeply shaped by its work. Margo serves on the International Boards of Du Re Bang in S outh Korea , PeaceWomen Across the Globe and the Board of Highlander Research and Education Center .

  • Katherine RonderosLIMPAL COLOMBIA
    Colombia
    Katherine is the director of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in Colombia (LIMPAL COLOMBIA), and works for the implementation of UN resolutions 1325 and 1820 with local women victims of armed conflict. A consultant for UNWOMEN in Colombia, she supports the inclusion of women's rights and gender perspectives into peace agreements. Katherine has coordinated the Women’s Human Rights Defenders Initiative and consulted for the UN Special Rapporteur on gender - based killings. Katherin e holds a Masters in Development Studies. She has published on gendered violence (Oxford University Press) , and directed the latest WILPF Colombia research report on women for disarmament .

  • Shawk Alani Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq
    Iraq / Canada
    Shawk Alani is a feminist activist and the Executive Assistant at the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, which shelters women survivors of gender - based violence in post - invasion Iraq. She is a graduate student at Simon Fraser University writing on personal narrative in Iraqi literature. Her community organizing work has focused on the power of storytelling for immigrant and refugee youth as a tool for social justice. She is the founding member of the Iraqi Narratives Project, which archiv es oral history interviews about the journeys of Iraqis as they lived through wars, sanctions, dictatorship and the 2003 invasion and occupation to reach their new lives in the diaspora.

  • Yifat SusskindMADRE
    USA / Israel
    Yifat Susskind is the Executive Director of MADRE , an international organization that works to advance women’s human rights. Yifat has been a leading global advocate for gender justice for more than 20 years. She partners with women’s rights activists from Latin America, the Mi ddle East, Asia and Africa to create programs in their communities that meet urgent needs an d create lasting solutions. S he leads MADRE’s work to combine grant making, capacity - building and legal advocacy to secure women’s rights, both in policy and in pra ctice. Yifat’s writing has appeared in publications such as The N ew York Times , The Washington Post , The Guardian and The Huffington Post .

  • Patti TalbotThe United Church of Canada
    Canada
    Patti Talbot has served as national staff of The United Church of Canada for 25 years. The United Church of Canada was one of the first ecumenical unions in the world to bring together major Christian denominations into one body. She currently leads the Un ited Church’s Global Partnerships team with direct responsibility for partnerships in northeast Asia. Born in Japan of missionary parents who lived and worked among Korean residents, she has a lifelong commitment to a vision of peace with justice in the Ko rean peninsula and in n or theast Asia. The United Church has a long - lasting commitment to mission, health, education for girls, and lead ership development and training in Korea. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their teenage son.

  • Cindy WiesnerGrassroots Global Justice
    USA
    Cindy Wiesner is active in U.S. social justice movements and is the National Coordinator of Grassroots G lobal Justice Alliance (GGJ) as well as a steering committee member of the Climate Justice Alliance. She represents GGJ on the International Council of the World Social Forum, and advises for the new Liberation Fund. Cindy has organized with HERE Local 2850 , People Organizing to Win Employment Rights San Francisco, and generationFIVE. Sh e was the Leadership Development Director of the Miami Workers Center and represented them na tionally at the US Social Forum, where she was also co - chair of the national outreach working group. Cindy is originally from Los Angeles and is of Salvadoran, Colombian and German des cent and is Queer. She is based in Miami, FL.

  • Altaa NoogsoiBlue Banner NGO
    Blue Banner NGO
    Altaa is a Professor in the School of International Relations and Public Administration at Mongolian National University and is a board member at Blue Banner NGO in Mongolia. Blue Banner NGO collaborates with other NGO’s and government authorities in exercising pub lic oversight over Mongolia’s law banning nuclear weapons — a cause of great interest to Alta. Blue Banner has also organized conferences centering on the elimination of nu clear threats in Northeast Asia.

  • Ann Wright Veterans for Peace
    USA
    Ann served in the US Army and the US Diplomatic Corps. She resigned in 2003 with the rank of colonel in opposition to the US war on Iraq after 13 years of active duty and 16 years in the army reserves. Ann co - founded the Freedom Flotilla Coalition in 2010, which is a grassroots people - to - people solidarity movement composed of campaigns and initiatives from all over the world working together to end the blockade of Gaza. She has co - authored a book “ Dissent: Voices of Conscience ” w hich focuses on those who risked their career and safety speaking out against the US invasion of Iraq . Ann crossed the demilitarized zone from North Korea to South Korea with Women Cross DMZ in 2015.

  • Alice NderituCentre for Humanitarian Dialogue
    Kenya
    Alice Nderitu is a pioneer in the field of peacebuilding and violence prevention. She has served as Commissioner with the Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission and as a Founding Member of the Uwiano Platform for Peace, which was pivotal in preventing vio lence during the 2013 Elections in Kenya. She is a Senior Advisor and as Lead Mediator for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue , is widely published as an author and academic and has developed Kenya’s only curricul ar training manual for teachers on the topic of inclusion and conflict prevention. She was named a Woman Peace Maker Of the Year by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, was awarded the Global Pluralism Award, and was the recipient of the Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue .

  • Deann Borshay LiemFilmmaker
    USA
    Deann Borshay Liem is Producer/Director of the Emmy Award - nominated documentary, First Person Plural, and the award - winning film, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee , both of which premiered nationally on PBS on the POV series. A Sundance Institute Fellow and recipient of the Women, Peace, and Security Fellowship from the San Francisco Film Society, Deann has produced, executive - produced, and consulted on numerous award - winning films. Her film , Memory of Forgotten War , was broadcast nationally on PBS stations. In 2015, (with Women Cross DMZ) Deann took a film crew and covered the group’s journey from North to South Korea, which is the basis of the work - in - progress documentary, Crossings .

  • Grace LeeSFU Dialogue Centre
    Canada
    Grace Lee is the Programs and Events Officer at the Simon Fraser Institute for Dialogue. Grace has a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University and experience in Digital PR and Corporate Events. She is responsible for project managing special dialogues at the Centre including the Centre’s signature programming Jack P. Blaney Award, Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue and the Simons Visiting Chair.

  • Jacquelyn WellsWomen Cross DMZ
    USA
    Jacquelyn Wells is the Communications Coordinator at Women Cross DMZ. A Korean American adoptee, Jacquelyn was born in Seoul in 1987 and arrived to the USA at four months of age. She is a Northeastern University graduate, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N Y. She started working as a volunteer for Women Cross DMZ in late 2015. In addition to her work with WCDMZ, Jacquelyn is an entrepreneur and owns her own jewelry company, Oohjacquelin a. She also is a musician, an Ai rbnb super host in Boston, MA, and a Regi stered Yoga Teacher.

  • Jim ChoiMu Films
    USA
    Jim Choi is an award - winning director, cinematographer, and sound recordist. He co - directed and shot Defender about San Francisco’s public defender Jeff Adachi. Jim also directed and filmed Changing Season , for which he won Best Documentary Director and Don’t Lose Your Soul , an intimate profile of Anthony Brown and Mark Izu, founders of the Asian American Jazz Festival. He also served as the Director of Photography on the IFP Gotham Audience Award winning fil m, Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings , and Lost and Found: Legacy of USS Lagarto which garnered an Emmy nomination in the cinematography category.

  • Margaret (Jade) Sit TsuiAsian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA)
    China
    Dr SIT , Tsui Margaret Jade is associate professor of the Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China at Southwest University. She is board member of Asian Regional Exchanges for New Alternatives (ARENA), and also coordinator of a development organization, China Social S ervices and Development Research Centre (CSD). As well, she is one of the founding members of the Global University for Sustainability. Her research areas include rural reconstruction, globalization, gender and development, and cultural studies .

  • Katia GianneschiNobel Women’s Initiative
    Canada
    Katia Gianneschi is a communications specialist in human rights and development. She provides strategic communications advice and develops and produces tools including communications and campaign strategies, news releas es, op - eds, briefing notes and other communication tools. Katia delivers workshops on media relations, strategic communications and key messages. Katia has provided communications expertise to Oxfam Canada, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Global Partnersh ip for Education, Canadian Council for international Co - operation, Make Poverty History and Amnesty International Canada, among others.

  • Meri JoyceGlobal Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
    Japan
    Originally from Australia, Meri Joyce graduated from the University of Melbourne and Kyoto University with degrees in Politics and Asian Studies. Since 2005 , she has been International Coordinator of Japan - based organization Peace Boat. Meri is also Regional Liaison Officer for the Global Part nership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in Northeast Asia. In this capacity she coordinates civil society projects for dialogue, peace building, disarmament and peace education in the region . Meri sits on the Steering Committees of the Northeast Asia Regional Peace building Institute and Women Cros s DMZ. Meri is also active as an interpreter and translator.

  • Margaret GerhartWomen Cross DMZ
    USA
    Margaret has worked with Women Cross DMZ since 2016, helping to shape and amplify messaging through various print, digital, and video media. Margaret believes design can bridge disciplines to bring optics and voice to marginalized communities and environments for a more sustainab le and just future. She is currently a landscape and urban designer at the international planning firm SWA, where she leads the Los Angeles studio’s research for the firm wide think - tank , XL. Margaret holds a BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a dual Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. There, she received the 2016 Anne Fisher Graduate Fellowshi p for excellence in design and the 2015 AIA Scholarship for leadership.

  • Simone ChunAlliance of Scholars Concerned About Korea
    USA
    Dr. Simone Chun received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and currently teaches at Northeastern University. She has over 20 years of teaching and research experience, including serving as an Associate in Research at the Harvard University Korea Institute . D r. Chun serves on the Steering Committee for the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea, and is a member of the Korea Policy Institute and the Korean Peace Network . She regularly contributes to various media outlets and has presented widely on inter - Korean relations. As a researcher and activist, Dr. Chun strive s to create meaningful engagements between South Korean activists, scholars and NGOs worldwide.

  • Kin Chi LauGlobal University for Sustainability
    China
    Kin Chi Lau is associate Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She is a member of the International Board of Peace Women Across the Globe, a founding member of the Global University for Sustainability, and the vice - president of World Forum for Alternatives. Her areas of interest cover cultura l studies, contemporary China studies, and comparative literature as well as critical pedagogy and gender studies . In these areas she has published papers extensively, including co - authoring books and producing documentary films on women for peace in China .

  • Wang XuanResearch Centre of Biological Warfare in WW II
    China
    Wang Xuan is the Director of the Research Center of Biological Warfare in WW II, as well as the chair of the committee of the NGOs of the Japanese Biological Warfare Victims in China. A graduate of Zhejiang University, Wang also holds an ME from Tsukuba University in Japan. Wang is a leader in the civil rights movement for J apa nese biological w arfare victims. Beginning her fight in 1995, when she launched an investigation into the plague in her village caused by Japanese b i ological w arfare, Wang brought about the fi rst ever confirmation in court of the Japanese army’s biological warfare in WW II and the disasters it had wreaked on local people. Wang was o ne of 81 Chinese women (among 1000 women in the world) nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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