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Washington, DC, Nov. 13, 2017 -- Washington, DC, USA, Belgium, November 13, 2017: United Nations International Day of Happiness (UNIDOHappiness) Founder and Illien Global CEO Jayme Illien joins 2016 United States Presidential Candidate, and U..S. Senator Bernie Sanders at today’s 10th annual symposium on Economics, Security, and American politics hosted by Economists for Peace and Security in Washington, DC, USA.

Diplomatic Advisors International

The 10th annual conference brings together senior specialists for a discussion on economics, security, and American politics, as well as, the economic dimensions of current critical and fundamental national and global security issues animating American political discourse.

“Mr. Illien is looking forward to 2016 US Presidential candidate and US Senator Bernie Sanders comments on the state of American politics, as well as, national and global security. On the topic of American politics, Mr Illien would like to express his profound concern vis-à-vis the purity and sanctity of U.S. government institutions in the context of alleged foreign intervention in the 2016 US elections, alleged collusion with a candidate for the office of U.S. President, and alleged potentially unethical and/ or “rigged”  influence over party nominations exercised by a candidate for U.S. President,” said Sydney Kyle, a spokeswoman for Diplomatic Advisors International.

“Mr. Illien would also like to express additionally acute concern over the escalating and developing security events, and risks to American and global security, including the threat of regional and nuclear war with North Korea, the tragic deaths of U.S. special operations forces conducting foreign internal defense operations in Niger, as well as, ongoing situations in Iran, Iraq, Ukraine, Somalia, Chad, Libya, Mexico, Yemen, Burkina Faso, Philippines, Sudan, Kashmir, Myanmar, the Kurdish region, among other hotspots across the globe” added Ms Kyle.

Illien touches down in the US Capitol as 44th US President Donald Trump completes a 13 day trip to throughout Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines)  encompassing high priority topics such as global growth, trade, and security, and meetings. U.S President Trump also meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Philippine  President Rodrigo Duterte, Japanese President Shinzo Abe, Chinese President Xi Jingping, South Korean President Moon Jae in, and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, before attending the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit.

Mr. Illien’s arrival follows recent visits to the Middle East where U.S. backed coalition forces recently defeated ISIS strongholds in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa Syria, as well as, to NATO / EPS 21st International Conference on Economics and Security at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr. Illien also recently met with Her Royal Highness Princess Kesang Choden Wangchuk of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which measures Gross National Happiness, instead of GDP, to discuss the internationalization of Gross National Happiness, part of a broader strategy to advance the UN’s call for Gross Global Happiness and the Happiness for All™ initiative launched by Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation in 2006.

Jayme Illien is United Nations representative for Economists for Peace and Security. Founded in 1995, Economists for Peace and Security works to promote non-military solutions to world challenges, and more broadly to work towards freedom from fear and want for all.

EPS is a UN accredited organization of leading economists and security experts in special consultative with UN ECOSOC.

Economists for Peace and Security’s leadership and trustees is comprised of prominent figures and policy experts including 17 Nobel laureates (among them Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen -  both heads of the 2008 OECD Happiness Commission), former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and former Prime Minister of Greece Georges Pompandreou. The EPS current Chairwoman is former Chief Economist U.S Senate Ms. Stephanie Kelton, and its former Chairman is James K Galbraith, world renowned economist, and son of economist John Kenneth Galbraith who served as U.S. Ambassador to India and in the administrations of U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

As United Nations adviser, Illien advocates for a range of issues, including solutions to climate change, human rights, and happiness as a new economic and political paradigm. In the security dimension, Illien has on counter terrorism, military expenditures and peacekeeping, and non proliferation of weapons of mass destruction - nuclear, chemical, biological, radiological, and, cyber.

Jayme Illien was previously covert operative in the CIA clandestine officer programme special activities division US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Department of Defense. Illien was also Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of dbFX, an online global currency trading service of Deutsche Bank, which he founded to service high net worth clients, hedge funds, and emerging market financial institutions, and grew to over $768 billion in annual transactions across 180 countries. Deutsche Bank was voted #1 in Foreign Exchange by the Euromoney FX poll from 2005-2013.

Illien also served as CEO North America for Swiss Quote Bank’s Advanced Currency Markets, and Senior Managing Director at FXCM. FXCM, also known commonly as Global Brokerage Inc, is one of the world’s first fintech currency trading focused companies responsible for democratizing access for individuals to the global currency markets. Mr. Illien joined FXCM during its early start up years when it was just a handful of people, and led much of the firm’s early explosive growth, working closely alongside current FXCM CEO Brendan Callan, and reporting directly to former CEO Drew Niv and FXCM’s Board of Directors. In 2014, the European Central Bank named FXCM the world’s 3rd largest currency broker. Last month FXCM completed approximately $200 billion in transactions. FXCM averages over $3.6 trillion in global currency transactions annually.

Name and Position: Sydney Kyle, Special Advisor

Company: Diplomatic Advisors International, Inc. 


Phone: [email protected]

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