2018 Summer Workshop 

The 2018 AIDL Diplomatic Leadership Workshop was dedicated to

Dr. Houda Abadi

whose tireless work for peace has been and continues to be an inspiration. 

This workshop was also dedicated to all of the

 Young People of the World

whose goodness and optimism give us hope.

Scroll down to see pictures from the 2018 Workshop

Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership 2018 Summer Workshop Summary of Speakers

We would like to thank all our great speakers who participated in the 2018 Summer  Workshop!

                                                           Welcome to the Center for Ethics

 

          Dr. Wayne Silverman / Director of Development for the Emory Center for Ethics

 

                                                              Peace & Conflict Management

 

          MLK, Jr.’s Philosophy of Non-violence

          Ranger John Jenkins / MLK, Jr. National Historic Site

 

          Intercultural Competency

          Dr. Pamila Dembla / Director of the Kennesaw State University ICA Institute

 

          Mediation and Conflict Resolution

          Mr. Kemal Budak / Doctorial Student at Emory University

 

                                                                             Diplomacy

 

          Diplomatic Protocol

          Ms. Abby Turano / Chief Protocol Officer for Georgia & Deputy Commissioner for International Relations

 

          US Diplomatic Corps

          Mr. Andrew Paul / US Department of State, Washington, DC

 

          International Diplomacy

          Mr. John Parkerson / Honorary Consul General and Foreign Economic Counselor of Hungary

 

          Personal Diplomacy

          Ms. Farah Amir / Executive Director of the Georgia Council for International Visitors

 

          International Studies and Careers

          Ms. Coryn Marsik / Events Manager for the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education

 

                                                                              Leadership

 

          Civil Discourse:  Rules for Engagement

          Ms. Natasha Derricks / AP, IB Teacher at Tucker High School

          Servant Leadership

          Dr.  Edward Queen / Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership, Emory University


          Effective Communication

          Mr. Trevor Williams / Managing Editor for Global Atlanta

 

                                                                             World Issues

 

          US National Security Council & South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

          Dr. Charity Butcher / Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University

 

          South Sudan

          Mr. Ngor Kur Mayol  /  Former Lost Boy of the Sudan

          USAID  in the South Sudan

          Ms. Maureen Nealon /  USAID VISTAS Program, Juba, South Sudan

 

          North Korea

          Mr. Sunny K. Park / CEJ of GBM, Inc. and CEO of Global Sun Investments

 

                                                                            Featured Speaker

 

          Building Peace

          Dr. Houda Abadi / Associate Director of the MENA Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center

Day 1 at the Emory University Center for Ethics:   a warm welcome to Emory;  an intro to Ethics; establishing "Guidelines for Engagement";  MLK Jr.'s philosophy of non-violence;  the power of personal diplomacy;  building bridges through journalism;  an appreciation for freedom and a story of success


 

Ms.

Ms. Natasha Derricks / AP, IB Teacher

at Tucker High School

Dr. Wayne Silverman / Director of Development for the Emory Center for Ethics
    Ranger John Jenkins / MLK  Jr. National Historic Site
 Ms. Farah Amir / Executive Director of the
Georgia Council for International Visitors

Mr. Trevor Williams / Managing Editor

for Global Atlanta

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Mr. Sunny K. Park / CEJ of GBM. Inc. 
and CEO of Global Sun Investments

Day 2 at the Emory University Center for Ethics:  servant leadership;  intercultural competency;  international studies;  the importance of diplomatic protocol;  Skyping with Washington, DC - US diplomacy 

Dr.  Edward Queen / Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership  
at Emory University
Dr. Pamila Dembla / Director of the
Kennesaw State University ICA Institute
Ms. Coryn Marsik / Events Manager at
the Center for the Advancement and
Study of International Education
Ms. Abby Turano / Chief Protocol Officer
for Georgia & Deputy Commissioner for International Relations
Mr. Andrew Paul / US Department of State  (live via Skype from Washington, DC)

Day 3 at the Emory University Center for Ethics:  a tour of the Emory campus;  Ross Rossin's portrait of Frankenstein's Creation;  interfaith sharing of Cannon Chapel;  beginning of the NSC simulation;  the inspirational story of a former Lost Boy of the Sudan;  building peace

Frankenstein's Creation by Ross Rossin / Emory University Artist in Residence  (Portrait temporarily on display at the Schwartz Performing Arts Center on the Emory campus)
Ms. Sarah McKlin / Site Operations Coordinator for Cannon Chapel and the Candler School of Theology
Dr. Charity Butcher / Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University
  Mr. Ngor Kur Mayol  /  Former Lost Boy
  of the Sudan

Day 4 at the Emory University Center for Ethics:  conclusion of the National Security Council simulation... How should the US respond to the ongoing conflict and resulting famine in the South Sudan? ;  a primer on Hungary from the Honorary Consul

 

Ms. Maureen Nealon /  USAID VISTAS Program
(live via Skype from  Juba, South Sudan)
Mr. John Parkerson / Honorary Consul General and Foreign Economic Counselor of Hungary
Dr. Charity Butcher / Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University
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Mr. Kemal Budak / Doctorial Student in the Department of Sociology at Emory University

Day 5 at the Emory University Center for Ethics:   program debriefing;   Building Peace... the concluding talk by Dr. Houda Abadi from the Carter Center;   awarding of the certificates and presentation of the 2018 Peacebuilder Awards


 

The very first AIDL Peacebuilder Award was presented to Dr. Houda Abadi for

"her kindness, compassion, and optimism while promoting social justice, peace,

and unity".

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Another AIDL Peacebuilder Award was presented to Ms. Dania Ibrahim. 

Ms. Ibrahim was instrumental in the organization of Johns Creek High School's first Picnic for Peace in 2017 and continues to promote peace and unity in college.

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The Atlanta Institute for Diplomatic Leadership's 2018 Cohort.