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|Catherine (Stella) Schmidt|
A poet, German philosopher and Romancière, Catherine (Stella) Schmidt was born in Tehran Persia, of a Persian mother. She is the eldest daughter of pro-democracy politician. After the revolution her family moved to Germany.
Her grandfather, a German officer, was among many of those soldiers who lost their lives in the tragedy of Second World War. She believes that although we can not undo the mistake of the World War II but can employ our efforts henceforth to create a world structured with peace and friendship. For that she has developed a new Philosophical Concept in accord with Kants perpetual peace, in a unique liaison with Voltaire and Albert Camus, her philosophical concept thereof inaugurates a realm in which Peace, Liberty, Justice and Global Fraternity are the paramount pillars.
She studies classic literature but later from 2003 her engagement with the UN and her own passion for the World opened a new chapter in her life. In pursuing that dream she continued her study for Master and Doctorate in International Relations and Diplomacy. In the years of scholarly she achieved an outstanding rewards form the United Nations High Institute and Research both Switzerland and New York. She had her education in England, France United States and Switzerland.
Her interest for Literature sparked from the early age. She was only nine when she started to write poetry. By the age of thirteen her writing both in poetry and short stories led her to the first place in several writing contests. And from the age of fourteen she entered the School of Shakespeare.
Later for her unique style of writing; using the poetic imagery combined with the Greek mythology and the powerful emotional Mysticism conveyed in the classic language, she became a Poet Laureate twice in the United States. She was also awarded in the International Poetry contest in the United States; in 2000 and 2001 medallions award and in 2003 she received the silver medal.
Her philosophical world however took shape in France where from 2004 until 2006 she spends two years as a student in lUniversité de la Sorbonne. La Sorbonne, lAcadémie Français, la Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, la Bibliothèque Cujas, le Quartier Latin, le Panthéon, and above all la France gave her the singular taste of Liberty and Philosophy. With that she commenced immediately to compose her Political Philosophy A World Without Frontiers. Even though from that time on her focus has been on philosophy she is still highly influential in the development of Romanticism by creating a new style in Literature and Poetry in which the ideas of Edmund Burk Sublime and Beautiful in a pledge of allegiance to the Mysticism of Rumi creates yet the most compelling effect.
And when I first tasted,
In that alluring Moonlight.
Her philosophy paves the path towards the International Society and Global Citizenship. Sided with that in most of her political concepts, her fascination with the Democracy in America and the Liberty in France is evident. Lets take the courageous stance and surpass every frontiers we can reach others. We can see how meaningful how profound our being together will be. We can experience what a heavenly felicity, what a real elation our unification can actualise. Let us abrogate the global walls and create one world. One world where we all
can live together without any political and geographical barriers; in a world that you and I could, with freedom, share one anothers exquisiteness. Our diversity is not to differ us but it is to complement us and to create something of Supernal. (A World Without Frontiers, 2008)
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Affiliations: Membre de l Association Française Pour Les Nations Unies; Member of The Goethe Society of North America; Distinguished member of the United States International Poetry Society; Member of the Poetry Society of London; Membre de la Société des Amis de la Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève; Membre de la Société des Amis du Musée National Eugène Delacroix; Member of International Society of Lord Byron
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