NEW YORK, NY/ The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation has fully supported the International Peace Institute's launch in the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. Based in New York City and the US Virgin Islands, the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation has played a key role in supporting peace accords over the last decade. The foundation also established a fellowship fund at the Peace Institute to honor deceased Middle East diplomat Richard Hooper who was killed in the 2003 terrorist bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad.
Bahrain is a key country for the International Peace Institute, the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation explains. It is in the heart of the Middle East and since 2002, has adopted many promising constitutional laws such as religious freedom and women's right to vote and hold office.
The accord between Bahrain and the Institute was signed by Larson and Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
Skeptics of the accord, cite the Institute's undisclosed funds from the Bahrain government. According to the Institute's 2011 report, major donors also included Bahraini regional allies Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
However, Jeffrey Epstein notes, "we believe that the Institute will put Bahrain's reforms in the spotlight and provide an important geographical shift in where peace negotiations take place. Negotiations should come from within the Middle East, and not as just a European or Western initiative."
The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation was founded in 2000 by Jeffrey Epstein. In addition to supporting science research, the foundation actively supports peace accords and initiatives. Recent donations include, Save Darfur Coalition, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Friends of Israel Defense Forces, Philippe Costeau Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.SOURCE:
NEW YORK/ The International Peace Institute has established a new fellowship to honor Richard M. Hooper, the United Nations diplomat and Middle East expert who was killed at age 40 on August 19, 2003 in the terrorist bombing of UN headquarters in Baghdad. The fellowship was set up with the aid of Jeffrey Epstein, founder of The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation.Established in 1970, The International Peace Institute emerged from the United Nations as an independent instigator for peace relations around the world. Today it serves as an international non-profit entity in New York City and Vienna with a focus on the settlement and prevention of armed conflicts. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, sits as Honorary Chairman of the Board and Terje Rod-Larsen, the Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1559, serves as the Institute's President."Rick was one of the most talented and creative individuals I've known," President Rod-Larsen noted at the inaugural of the fellowship. "He was an expert on Middle East issues and a wonderful person to work with. He's an inspiring role model and I hope that this fellowship will continue his legacy."
"His young career was inspiring and we hope that the fellowship encourages more young people to be at the forefront of conflict resolution," asserted Jeffrey Epstein, a member of The Trilateral Commission and The Council of Foreign Relations and whose foundation sponsors international affairs as well as scientific research.The first recipient of the Rick Hooper Distinguished Fellowship is Dr. Walter Kemp, Director for Europe and Central Asia at IPI's Vienna headquarters. Before joining IPI in 2001. Kemp was the spokesman and speechwriter at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). From 1996 to 2006, he worked as a Senior Adviser at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Dr. Kemp is the author of Nationalism and Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (1999) and Quiet Diplomacy in Action (2001).
The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation was founded by Jeffrey Epstein in 2000 to support cutting edge science and has since expanded into supporting education and early development. The Junior Statesman Foundation was started in 1934 with the recognition that young people should have a voice in politics, civil and international policy. The JSA provides an unprecedented platform for students to exchange ideas through debates, think tanks and task forces. JSA also offers the chance for students across the country, to meet with one another, to explore and collaborate on policies they are passionate about and to meet with political and civic leaders.
JSA is organized at the local chapter level under the umbrella of regional chapters. The regions form states, which hold three conventions a year and come together under a national level of general program operations. National headquarters are in Washington DC and in San Mateo, California. Any school can apply to the Foundation to set up a new chapter or coordinate with one.
"We are very pleased about the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation's collaboration," Jeffrey Epstein affirmed. "Leadership should be encouraged and nurtured at an early age." In addition to founding the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, Jeffrey Epstein is a former member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Academy of Science and a former Board Member of Rockefeller University. He is also the founder of The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University.SOURCE:
Jeffrey Epstein supports the accord between Larson and Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.
Outside the UN Plaza, the location of the International Peace Institute.
Jeffrey Epstein establishes a Fellowship Fund for Richard M Hooper.
Indonesian Students from the Junior Statesman Foundation.