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PopImpressKA Journal: Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory - United Nations NGO : The Opportunity for Peace

Ordre des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem presents:


Chaired by:
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former Undersecretary General UN, High Representative to the UN
Co Chaired by: Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy, GDOOSJ

UN Representative: 

Ordre des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem

Chaired by:

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former Undersecretary General UN, High Representative to the UN

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Co Chair: Countess Bobrinskoy, Grand Chancellor, Executive Director Ordre des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem, NGO of the UN

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Ordre des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem

November 10th, 2017 - Panel, Committee


Chair  and   Moderator of the 14 October Panel

 About: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury has devoted many years as an inspirational champion for sustainable peace and development and ardently advancing the cause of the global movement for the culture of peace that has energized civil society all over the world. As a career diplomat, Permanent Representative to United Nations, President of the UN Security Council, President of UNICEF Board, UN Under-Secretary-General, the Senior Special Advisor to the UN General Assembly President, and recipient of the U Thant Peace Award, UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for Culture of Peace, Spirit of the UN Award and University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor’s Medal for Global Leadership for Peace, Ambassador Chowdhury has a wealth of experience in the critical issues of our time - peace, sustainable development, and human rights.

Ambassador Chowdhury’s legacy and leadership in advancing the best interest of the global community are boldly imprinted in his pioneering initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council that achieved the political and conceptual breakthrough leading to the adoption of the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in which the Council recognized for the first time the role and contribution of women in the area of peace and security. Equally pioneering are his initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 for adoption of the landmark Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and in 1998 for the proclamation of the “International Decade for Culture of Peace and Nonviolence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)”. He served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York from 1996 to 2001 and as the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, responsible for the most vulnerable countries of the world from 2002 to 2007.

 In March 2003, the Soka University of Tokyo, Japan conferred to Ambassador Chowdhury an Honorary Doctorate for his work on women's issues, child rights and culture of peace as well as for the strengthening of the United Nations. In May 2012, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa degree from the Saint Peter’s University of the United States.

Ambassador Chowdhury is a member of the Advisory Council of IMPACT Leadership 21 and is the first recipient of the IMPACT Leadership 21’s Global Summit Frederick Douglass Award Honoring Men Who Are Champions For Women's Advancement in October 2013. He is one of the 12-member Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security hosted in Bangkok and also a member of the UN High Level Expert Advisory Group for the Global Study on the 15-year implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). He has been the Chair of the International Drafting Committee on the Human Right to Peace; an initiative coordinated from Geneva and was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the New York City Peace Museum. 

Ambassador Chowdhury is the Founder of the New York-based the Global Movement for The Culture of Peace.

He is a founding Co-Chair of the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organisation (IESCO) with headquarters in China and is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Peace Academy in USHe is the Honorary Chair of the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the UN, New York and Chairman of the Global Forum on Human Settlements, both since 2008. He has been a part of the 12-member Wisdom Council of the Summer of Peace for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, a world-wide participatory initiative to advance the Culture of Peace. He has been decorated by the Government of Burkina Faso in West Africa with the country’s highest honour “L’Ordre National” in 2007 in Ouagadougou for his championship of the cause of the most vulnerable countries.

Dr. Chowdhury has structured curricula and taught courses on “The Culture of Peace” at the Soka University of America and the City University of New York in 2008 and 2009. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University of the United States.  He is a Patron of the Committee on Teaching About the UN (CTAUN), New York. Public speaking and advocacy for sustainable peace keep him engaged at the present time.


2. Countess T. Bobrinskoy, GDOOSJ ,

HEAD CHAIR of Organizing Committee for UN CONVENTION ON RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, THE UN MDGS 2015 and Honorary Speaker for the Symposium.

COUNTESS NICHOLAS BOBRINSKOY (Born de Timasheff) was born in Berlin and studied in France. Receiving a degree - Magna Cum Laude from The SORBONNE.  After moving to the USA when her father was invited as a professor to HARVARD. She was an interpreter for a French political VIP, taught at two colleges for several years and had two books published. She was involved in social affairs as a member of the US social register. 

COUNTESS NICHOLAS BOBRINSKOY created The Russian Nobility Ball and is on the board as a director of several US organizations. In 1976, when her husband was elected GRAND PRIOR OF THE ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS  HOSPITALLER OF ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM, she contributed her time and knowledge to it’s development worldwide. She remains active organizing charitable programs for the Order. Having become a member of the UN as a DPI/NGO,  COUNTESS NICHOLAS BOBRINSKOY continues to organize cultural and charitable events. She has two children and four grandchildren. At present she is writing another book besides continuing her husband's design business. SHE MARRIED COUNT NICHOLAS BOBRINSKOY, GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF HM EMPRESS CATHERINE THE GREAT OF RUSSIA. SHE IS OFTEN INVITED TO GIVE TALKS AND INTERVIEWS DEALING WITH THE ORDER AS WELL AS HISTORICAL RUSSIA.    

3. Prof. S.Timashev

Nobel Laureate Appointed ODU Research Professor (photo from the website of the Old Dominion University)

A.Timashev was born in Harbin, China in 1935 (at that time the city belonged to the Japanese puppet state Manchudi-Go [Manchuria]). His father comes from the prominent Russian Nobility family of Timasheffs that started in Smolensk, Russia, in 1516 from the Golden Orda Mirza Timesh, who became a Christian and, in his own right, descended from Tamerlan and Chengiz Khan.

Sviatoslav graduated sum cum laude from the Ural Polytec (now—Ural Federal University) in Yekaterinburg, Russia, as a civil engineer in 1958. He got his PhD(Cand. of Sci.) degree from the Ural Polytec in 1967 and his second doctoral degree (Doctor of Science) from the St. Petersburg Civil Engineering University in 1975.

He is the founder of the well-known Ural school of scientific thought “Safety of critical infrastructures and territories”, Doctor of technical sciences, Distinguished scientist of Russia, Merited educator of the Russian Federation, Scientific Director and Principal Scientist of the Science and Engineering Center “Reliability and Safety of Large Systems and Machines” Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, in Yekaterinburg. He holds the positions of Professor and Scientific Director of the ”Safety Technology of Critical Infrastructures and Territories” Civil Engineering Institute, of the Ural Federal University. He’s also a research professor in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Timashev authored and co-authored 31 books and over 480 papers in peer reviewed journals and proceedings of major international pipeline conferences and holds 16 patents in the field of diagnostics and monitoring systems. He is licensed as the highest category expert in safety of oil and gas infrastructures. He is a specialist in stochastic stability and dynamics, diagnostics, monitoring, residual life time, maintenance, reliability and safety of critical infrastructures, including pipeline systems.  S.Timashev is a member of the Russian Federation Academy on quality problems, Washington Academy of Sciences Fellow; Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology member, as well as member of ASME, SRA, SARMA, ACS, MAA, and ACS. S.A.Timashev is charter member of the International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) and the PIPE institute. He is also member of the Work Group of the API 1163 Standard on in-line inspection quality. Prof. S.Timashev is editorial board member of eight International Journals, including «Machinery Science Problems and Reliability of Machines», «Emergency Situations and Safety Problems» (both Russia), “Structural Safety”, “International Journal of Critical Infrastructures” (both USA), “Pipeline Engineering”, «Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management-COMADEM» (both UK), «Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Reduction» (China). He also provides internationally consulting services and delivers intensive short courses on “Risk Based Management of Pipeline Integrity and Safety” and on “In-Line Inspection Data Analysis for Optimizing Integrity Management Plans” for pipeline specialists and engineers of 26 countries (up to date) of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America. Timashev was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC WMO UN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for developing methods and means of CO2 sequestration from the Earth’s atmosphere and depositing it in deep rock formations and on the sea bed (including the use of pipeline technology) to minimize environmental risk. In student’s years Sviatoslav was a track and field champion-athlete, winning the Champion of Russia title in the 400m and 4x400 relay events. He’s Knight Commander, Orthodox Order of St. John. In free time (which is an oxymoron for Prof. Timashev) Sviatoslav swims, travels the globe with his wife Shirley (they were on all the seven continents, including Antarctica), writes books and memoirs.

 4. Dr. Serena Deutsch

Above: Dr Serena Deutsch

Title of her talk: 
Invisible Wounds: The Psychological Impact of War on Children

 A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Serena Deutsch has a continuing, ascending and progressive 25-year career treating and philanthropically advocating for children and adolescents. 

Dr. Deutsch began her post-doctorate career as an Associate Clinical Research Scientist in Child and Adult Psychiatry at Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry and New York’s Psychiatric Institute. She founded her private practice as a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist in 1989 in Manhattan, New York where she continues to work today. She is also Resident Psychologist and Advisor at Birch Wathen Lenox Private School in Manhattan. 

For the past 15 years, Dr. Deutsch has been at the forefront of Interventional Co-Parenting, Communication and Conflict Resolution for Children and Parents, Pre- and Post-Divorce. As a High-Conflict Separation, Divorce and Custody Psychologist, she provides therapeutic services, psychosocial interventions and ongoing support to every member of the nuclear family and additionally serves as Legal Advisor to the Court in such matters. 

A frequent NGO speaker, consultant and advisor, Dr. Deutsch is distinguished for her internationally recognized child-welfare advocacy spanning 20 years of humanitarian service in the U.S., Africa and Europe. She is on the Executive Board of One Bright World Foundation, a nonprofit organization that develops educational programs for children in need; an advisor to Innocence in Danger U.S./UK, a civil-rights and social-action nonprofit that protects children who are at risk of or have been subjected to sexual abuse and trafficking and is a current Board Member and Advisor for the United Nations NGO Ordre des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de St Jean. 

Above: Dr. Serena Deutsch, Vice President of NGO, One Bright World meets with Liberia's  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  Dr. Deutsch with the support of  UNMIL ( United Nations Mission in Liberia ) visited War Orphans and Child Soldiers at Great Commission Orphanage and other Child Welfare Orphanages in the aftermath of Liberia's  brutal  civil war referred to as a  "Children's War".)

Above: Dr. Serena Deutsch UN Conference on Child Soldiers
Concurrently, Dr. Deutsch philanthropically serves as an international expert on Internet Safety, especially as it relates to children. She creates and leads symposiums at the United Nations and around the world. Her symposium titles include “Digital Citizenship,” “Digital Footprints,” “Internet Safety,” “Cyberbullying” and “Internet Accountability”. She is also recognized for creating and championing such programs as “Children’s Character Development,” “The Development of Resiliency and Compassion,” “The Impact of Technology on Children’s Emotional, Psychological and Cognitive Development” and “Bully Prevention Strategies”. 

Dr. Deutsch is an Advisory Board Member of Daniel’s Music Foundation, a non-profit that supports children, adolescents and adults with major physical disabilities and also contributes to the internationally recognized magazine, PopImpressKa Journal, serving as its resident Health and Well Being Staff Advisor and Writer. 

 5. Juliet Hanlon - November 10th, 2017


Dame of Ordre des Chevaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem


 Juliet Hanlon has sung with Sting, Ziggy Marley & Rita Marley, Roberta Flack, Guy Lobe of Cameroon, and other African & International artists as well as & Jim Henson of Sesame Street, and dozens of children’s albums for MacMillan Publishing, commercials, as well as acting in major motion pictures & commercials.  Inspired by her heroes Little Steven, Sting, & Bob Marley, the Late President Mandela & Danny Schecter, as the singer for her band VORTEX, she has produced events that became models for entertainment using music as a vehicle for change in the world.  Vortex brought bands together united in Debt Relief , serving projects of, she founded Hands Across America, Make Poverty History, Co Produced “No Excuses Concert” for the UN MDGS 2015 goals @ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, has been a Goodwill Ambassador  for World of Hope International, MEDIA FOR HUMANITY,  Innocence In Danger International, and several NGO’s of the UN.  Her band VORTEX’s music has been featured in Meera Gandhi’s movie “GIVING BACK”, Danny Schecter’s documentary “Weapons of Mass Deception”, Sundance Channel’s & Benjamin Selkow’s “SUMMER IN THE CAGE” among others.  She is a Child Rights & Welfare Advocate,  Founding Member for Amnesty International’s CIRCLE OF LIGHT,  Trustee for Innocence In Danger- UK, Board Member IID USA,  Advisory Board SSMAC, a member of SAG, ASCAP and AFTRA. Currently, Ms Hanlon serves as a UN Representative & Dame for the Ordre des Chevaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem.  She continues to record and sing with her band VORTEX and released the album MIND THE GAP (between poverty & wealth) on iTunes where it continues to sell today.  She envisions a world where there is no such thing as homeless children.

8. Baroness Olga Papkovitch - November10th, 2018
Dame of Ordre des Chevaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem

Baroness Olga Papkovitch Artist, Designer,

Publisher of PopImpressKA Journal and Humanitarian. From the age of 5 art has been her passion, and she became an artist at the young age of 12. Now her PopImpressKA Art Collection by Olga consists of over 100 of her paintings. She has been exhibiting nationally and Internationally and has her art pieces in Museums around the world, such as Marina Tsvetaeva Memorial flat & Museum Cultural Center In Moscow, and National Gallery of A. Kasteev in Kazahstan. Olga’s passion for people and their stories gave her an inspiration to found her company PopImpressKA (which stands for Poppular Impressive Kaleidoscope). She is a founder of PopImpressKA Journal, which focuses on starting artists, and helping people move forward in their careers. The journal comes out 4 times a year online, and may be ordered privately in print on line Olga also started an incredible clothing and accessory collection called PopImpressKA Brand. She put her copyrighted original art pieces on silk in a form of a quilt and combines them with variety of silks and other materials that gives her collection elegant, classic and trendy look. Olga participates in every season of NYFW and presents her new collection to the public each year with a new designs and artistic creativity. She designs dresses, skirt, blouses, shirts and very original one of a kind wearing pieces. He clothing collection also includes bags, as well as ties and bow ties and vests for man. Olga often works for charities like orphanages, cancer, and kids with leukemia. In doing so she feels she gets back so much more than she gives. When asked what area of her life is most important to her she said she does what needs to be done at the present time. Olga’s positive mindset means she has no trouble networking as she attracts invitations to events and parties meeting success-driven people everywhere she goes. On the other hand, she spends considerable time alone either painting, or reading history, science or art, the main subjects in which she has an interest. She’s always productive whether it be in her art or charity work. Olga said she is inspired by all people, and when asked to describe herself in one word Olga said, “Humanitarian.”

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