Founder and President of the Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s keynote address to an international gathering of youth on the strategic importance of the great thinker Ibn Sina (980 A.D-1038 A.D) for humanity today. In the midst of a new, vicious humanitarian crisis striking Afghanistan, in which nation 22 million people exist on the verge of death by starvation, Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche is calling on youth to mobilize an international movement for a global renaissance of the highest ideas from every culture—those ideas that recognize the human individual life as sacred, in imago viva Dei.
Today we stand on the brink of hot war between the major powers, a situation made explicit in recent weeks by Russian President Putin and others, but ignored and distorted in the West. To advance a positive peace—a shared future among brotherly civilizations—let us advance the global understanding of Ibn Sina, a hero in the history of Afghanistan and one of the greatest medical scientists to ever have lived. Nations must now put aside geopolitics and join together to build the advanced medical and other critical infrastructure needed to defend lives and lift up all nations with a common mission.