March 13, 2019

"Can ‘permanent neutrality’ with the three pillars of faith, freedom, and foreign policy reduce the tension between the U.S. and Russia, also reconciling America’s differences with China to provide security, peace, and justice in the 21st century?”

This question is asked in Notions of Neutrality, and will explored in an upcoming international conference, ‘Permanent Neutrality: A Model For Peace, Security & Justice’ on Monday, March 25th from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Hart Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. and 2nd St. NE, Washington, D.C. The conference, sponsored by the Institute for Policy Research at Catholic University and Democratic Pacific Union, will bring together policy makers, academics, and practitioners from around the world to discuss peace and global security.

The conference will consist of four panels to discuss topics including, neutrality, international law, neutral solutions to current affairs, and neutral security architecture. Each panel will have experts from around the world, including Hsiu-lien (Annette) Lu, former Vice President of the Republic of China to discuss the origins and history of permanent neutrality, and whether it will affect the tensions and relations of the U.S., Russia, and China. Panelists include scholars, government officials, and experts from the U.S., Scotland, Germany, Austria, China, Japan, and Russia.

The conference will introduce the concepts that modern neutrals use to engage with the international community and how they might be useful in parts of the world that do not currently deploy them. The topics will bring up many questions and answers that stakeholders are already actively exploring around the world.

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