The New Silk Road…Linking The World Economy, Cultures, and Environment from Beijing, China to London, United Kingdom [11.26.17]


  • Guest 1 Shows “1&2”: Charles F. Sills, Member, Board of Directors and Senior Advisor, International Security, Energy, & Environment, The Eurasia Center and the Eurasian Business Coalition, and President, Fed/Contracting, LLC.
  • Guest 2 Shows “3&4”:  Lilya Pavlovic-Dear, Artist, Videographer, Writer, Public Speaker, Silk Road Art, 
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Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The EmeraldPlanet TV programs are available to view on our website, YouTube, UStream TV, and social media around the world. The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Program Overview:

The Eurasia Center is a 501(c)(3) Federally recognized non-profit organization promoting positive relations between America and the 103 nations of Eurasia through progressive programs, activities, grants, and internships. The Eurasia Center and its Eurasian Business Coalition have been an important hub of activity and a meeting place for networking, scholarship, publishing, and idea exchange among diplomats, government, business, investment, economic development, education, health care, and environmental sustainable development leaders engaged to promote the ideals of peace, democracy, economic cooperation, environmental quality, and homeland security since 1988.  The EC/EBC annually organizes and runs major international conferences in Washington DC, including ‘The Silk Road Summit – Exploring Business, Trade & Investment Activities on the New Silk Road’; ‘Doing Business with the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa)’; and ‘Doing Business with the Eurasia Economic Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Armenia).

FED/Contracting, LLC is a Veteran-owned consultancy that facilitates access to Federal and Military contracts for Small Businesses, assists them in implementing teaming arrangements and Mentor-Protégé partnerships with Prime Contractors, and supports large Prime Contractors in fulfilling their mandated Diversity Supplier subcontracting mandates.  The firm provides advisory services in Federal Acquisition Regulations, Small Business ‘set-aside’ opportunities, Mentor-Protégé matchmaking, multi-year Govt. contract vehicles, joint-venture formation, business development/marketing strategies and bid proposal development.  Our group also assists foreign companies gain footholds in U.S. Government and Defense contracting, through alliances with large and small American contractors and business intelligence services tailored to their specific industry sector capabilities, interests and objectives.

Lilya Pavlovic Dear is an internationally recognized artist who has worked on this theme since 1994. She has had solo shows on the theme of the Silk Road in Washington D.C., New York, Paris, Hamburg, Avignon and Xi’an. Her book Marco Polo on the Silk Road received the Grand Prix Botticelli from the Society of French Poets in 2008. She has had more than 60 solo shows and 200 group shows. Her art works are in numerous public and private collections.

Lilya is a Paris based artist who examines the past and connects it to the present globalization, as well as the process of multiple influences between east and west. The video is built as a collage of actual landscapes through which the Silk Road is passing and paintings and photographs and historical documents are overlapping those landscapes. The video is accompanied by music of various countries.

In 1992, when it was celebrated 600 years of Columbus’s discovery of America, Lilya searched for a manuscript which inspired her to find a faster sea route to the East. She came upon the 13th century manuscript, “The Book of Wonders” or “Le Livres des Merveilles” (original title). He has always admired Persian miniatures, Buddha sculptures, delicate Chinese ink drawings, and Celadon porcelain. All those elements like pieces of a puzzle fell into place and made a base for the inspiration to create 50 of her art works, which trace chronologically through paintings, drawings and prints the Voyage of Marco Polo on the Silk Road.

Lilyas works can be found in various collections including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Historical Museum, Belgrade; Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade; Musée Neue Galerie, Graz; National Museum of Kraljevo, Kraljevo; Marciana Library, Venice; British Library, London; New York Public Library, New York; Art Bank, Washington DC; American Embassies Permanent Collection, Washington DC; Office of the Chief Financial Officer Economic Development, Washington D.C.; Fondation Paul Ricard, Ile de Bendor (France); Albert and Victoria Museum, London; Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum, Xi’an, China.

Thank you Happy, Production Crew, Program Team, and volunteers for your outstanding commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we create The EmeraldPlanet… 
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.