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Monday, February 25, 2013

Advisory Board of Research Project

Prof. Charles Mercieca

B.A.  (English & Classics), Loyola College, Naxxar, Malta, 1955
B.A. (Philosophy & Speech) Aloisianum College, Gallarate, Italy, 1958
B.S. (Theology & Pedagogy), St. Louis University, Missouri, USA, 1965
M.S. (School Administration & Experimental Psychology), Kansas State University, USA, 1964
Ph.D. (Philosophy & Historical Foundations), University of Kansas, USA, 1966

·      Director, Institute for International Relations and Intercultural Studies (Alabama A&M University, 1967 / 2001,Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
·      Visiting Professor, Directed a peace education pilot schools project for kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools in (Tver, Russia )
·       Visiting Scholar, Researcher in International Cooperative Education. Lectured on peace education projects (Northeastern University, summer 1985,Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
·      Associate in Education, Researcher in administrative skills, effectiveness and relevance in teaching methods, race and racial prejudice, crime prevention strategies, communication as a key to world peace. Consultant, Doctoral thesis writing, peace education studies and projects (Harvard University, Spring 1985Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
·      Founder ( International Association of Educators for World Peace, 1969/-
NGO, United Nations (ECOSOC), UNICEF, & UNESCO
Huntsville, Alabama USA )

Enlisted in several WHO'S WHO including Who's Who in Community Service,
Who's Who of Intellectuals, and Who's Who in the United Nations. Membership in several organizations including the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, National Education Association, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, and the Philosophy of Education Society.
Published seven books including Crucial Issues Facing the World (2004), Marian Spirituality: Key to Eternal Happiness (2004), Way of Love and Repentance in the Church of the Third Millennium (published in Russian, 1997), Marian Apparitions: Meaning and Purpose (published in English and Russian, 1997), World Peace and Spirituality of the 3rd Millennium (published in both English and Russian, (1996), Mismanagement in Higher Education: A Case Study (1986),
Published over 900 articles world-wide including Education for Peace.


Dr Leo Semashko

1948 - 1958 - High school
1959 - 1965 - Philosophical faculty, Moscow State University (MSU)
1967 - 1970 - Post-graduate course, Philosophical faculty, MSU.
1970 - Doctoral thesis: "Becoming of the Contradiction Category in a History of an Antique Philosophy (up to Plato inclusive)" (MSU)
1970 - Ph.D. (MSU)

·      Founder and President, Global Harmony Association
·      Founder and Director, Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia
·      1994 - 2005: Sociology Professor, St. Petersburg Universities
·      1990 - 1993: Deputy, St-Petersburg Parliament, Commissions Member: Economic Reform; Family and Childhood;
·       2007 December – present, Advisory Board Chairman, International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP-UN-USA)
·      2005 – present, Founder and President, International Website "A New Culture of Peace from Social Harmony and Children’s Priority", uniting about 300 co-authors from 46 countries of the world and publishing in 17 languages;
·      1990-1993 - "Family Code of Russia" Project; Economic Reform of St.-Petersburg

·      State Councillor of St.Petersburg

More 300 scientific works o­n philosophy, sociology, culture, law and policy, including 16 books and brochures:

Nationality: Russian
 Citizenship: Russian Federation
 Children and grandchildren: two sons: 1961 and 1984 birth and four grandchildren
 Address: Leo Semashko, 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356, Russia
Tel: 7-812-597-6571

Dr. Lajpat R. Utreja

·      Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL 1982
·      M.S, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1970
·      B. Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1966

·      5-years as President/CEO of a small business related to the US space and defense technologies.
·      22-years in program/technical management of scientists and engineers involved in cutting edge aerospace technologies for the US space and defense.
·      15-years in technology research in the general areas of system studies with emphasis on interceptor systems and effects, launch technology, hypervelocity impact analysis and testing, space environment and space debris, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics analysis and testing.
·      10-years in teaching graduate and undergraduate schools in Mechanical Engineering.
·      20-years in conducting interfaith dialogs and cross-cultural understanding.
·      12-years in developing and teaching programs on well-being and spiritual healing
·      Founder, Institute of Spiritual Healing 2002.

·      Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, Class 23, Huntsville, Al, 2010
·      Service Award, Interfaith Mission Service, Huntsville, Al 2007
·      American Men and Women of Science, 24th Ed, 2007
·      George M. Low award (highest honor for quality and technical performance), NASA, 2001
·      Administrator’s Award for Excellence,  US Small Business Administration, 2001
·      Contractor Excellence Award, NASA MSFC, 2000
·      Administrator’s Award for Excellence,  US Small Business Administration, 1997
·      Community Service Award, ASEI, 1993
·      Marquis Who’s who in Science & Engineering, 2ndEd., 1993
·      Marquis Who’s who in South & Southwest, 23rdEd., 1992
·      U.S. Patent: ‘Aircraft Hollow-Nose Cone’, Serial No. 4850275, July 1989
·      Associate Fellow, AIAA, since 1988
·      First Place, Area 15 Humorous Speech Contest, Toastmasters International, 1986
·      Group Achievement Award, NASA, 1979
·      U.S. Patent: ‘Convertible Canopy-to-Wing Shaped Parachute’, patent 3958780, 1976
·      Sustained Superior Performance Award, US Navy, 1974

122 Foxhound Drive, Madison, AL 35758    
 Day Phone (256) 721-6695; Mobile (256) 604-6927

Dan Moody has served as Sr. Vice President in 8 Church Organizations. He developed several Prison Ministries that still exist today in the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. Dan has published two books the first The Heavens are Opened, (Plough)  excerpts from the Theologian Eberhard Arnold accompanied by full page photographs of the Universe. His second publication:  A Straight Word to Kids and Parents (Plough) addresses 13 crisis topics for teenagers.

Dan Currently serves on the Board of Directors of Christ Jesus Ministry and on
the Advisory Board of:
Association of Trauma Outreach & Prevention (ATOP) Meaningful World.
Interdisciplinary Research Projects and & World Conference IASE Deemed University,
Rajasthan, India 

Dr. Neil Hawkes (UK)
·      D.Phil , Educational Studies, Oxford University
·      B.A , Education , Open University
·      M.Ed , Education , Reading University

·      Neil’s successful experience, as a teacher, head teacher, chief education adviser and Local Education Authority (LEA) officer, helped him to form an educational philosophy (Valuing), which seeks to empower the teacher and school through a process of reflection that encourages success, quality and happiness.
·      Worked with a group of international educators at UNICEF headquarters in New York, USA, to found the Living Values programme (see
·      Neil is well known as an inspirational speaker, and contributor to the Times Educational Supplement (TES) and many periodicals.
·      Working as an international education consultant, he is a Director of the charity ALIVE (Association of Living Values Education International), which is based in Switzerland.
·      During the past three years, Neil has worked in Australia, Belgium, Brunei, France, Greece, Holland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Switzerland, the Seychelles and the UK. In May 2007, he was the keynote speaker at the Australian Government’s National Values Education Forum.
·      He has been invited to brief officials at 10 Downing Street and MPs at the House of Commons.
·       In June 2007, he was invited to speak at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. In October 2007, Neil was the keynote speaker at the 9th National Education Conference in the Seychelles.
·      Neil is an external consultant to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) in England.
·      He is also one of the National Education Trust’s Leading Thinkers.

·      How to inspire and develop values in the classroom (LDA Cambridge)
·      He was a major contributor to Values Education and Quality Teaching, The Double Helix Effect (2007), edited by Terry Lovat and Ron Toomey in Australia


Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale (Nigeria)

·   Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Bachelor of Laws. (LLB) 1992.
·    Nigerian Law School, V.I, Lagos, Nigeria.Call to Bar. BL 1993.
·    Master of Laws. LLM. 2006. University of Lagos & Aptech worldwide.
·    Certificate in Computer Fundamentals
·    Burt award certificate o­n creative writing. 2010.
·    Burt award certificate in editing. 2011.
·    Duncan Weller special workshop o­n publishing certificate. 2012.

·      Poet,Writer,Lawyer,
·      GHA Ambassador of Harmony for Africa,Founder/President,
·      Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation.Accra,Ghana and Nigeria.
·      Immigration officer (NYSC) 1993-1994.
·      Legal officer (Legal dept 1994) Shell Pet. Dev. Co. Nig.Ltd.
·      Partner & Head, Commercial Law Dept.
·      Bayo Ayorinde (Senior Advocate of Nigeria)
·      B.Ayorinde & Co, 33MoloneyStreet, Lagos. 1995-1999.
·      Partner & Head, CommercialLaw dept.
·      Ayo Ajibulu (former Attorney General of o­ndo state)
·      Ayo Ajibulu & Co. 23, Unity road, Lagos. 1999 -2004.
·      Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo.Law Lecturer.
·      Yaba College of Technology. Law Lecturer.
·      Lagos State University, Ojo. Lagos. Law Lecturer.
·      Over ten years of Legal practice in reputable Law firms.
·      Over eight years as a Law Lecturer in Business Law, Commercial Law & Practice, Company Law, Principles of Law etc.

·         Ambassador for Universal Peace (Award)
·         A member of World Peace Society of Australia

E-mail: Tel: +233249208848. +233202030340.  

Dr. Heli Habyarimana (Rwanda)


·      Rwandan by nationality.
·      Sociolinguist, Assistant Lecturer and Director/Office of the Rector at the Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo (INATEK)-Rwanda.
·      Peace Activist working with Shalom Educating for Peace (SEP)-Rwanda and South Africa.
·      Enthusiast for peace, unity and reconciliation in Rwanda.
·      Linguist
·      GHA Vice-President
·      Assistant Lecturer &Director/Office of the Rector


Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo (INATEK)
Phones:250788686324, 250728686324

Dr. Bishnu Pathak (Nepal),

·      Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, TU 1998-2003 Ph.D. on Conflict and Human Rights
·      M.A. Master’s Degree in Anthropology

·      Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Center (PCS Center)
·      Peace Practioner / Human Rights Worker
Present Positions: 
·       Researcher: National Human Rights Commission, Nepal
·      Secretary: Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS), Kathmandu, Nepal
·      Board Member:  TRANSCEND Peace University, Basel, Switzerland
·      Convener: South Asia Regional Chapter, TRANSCEND International Peace and Development Network, Basel, Switzerland
·      Executive Director: Peace and Conflict Studies Center (PCS Center), Kathmandu, Nepal 

·      Pathak, Bishnu (forthcoming article). Nepal at the Verge of Sino-Indian Battleground. Submitted for Peace Journal
·      Pathak, Bishnu (forthcoming article). Civil-Military Relations: Theories to Practices. Submitted for Strategic Studies Journal
·      Pathak, Bishnu et al (forthcoming book). Peace for Human Rights. Kathmandu: CS Center.
·      Pathak, Bishnu (forthcoming book). SSR DDR Global Experiences: Best Options to Nepal. Kathmandu: CS Center.
·      Pathak, Bishnu. September 13, 2011. Women and DDR in the World. Online available at
·      Pathak, Bishnu. June 13, 2011. Approaches to Citizen-Centric Policing. Basel: TRANSCEND Media Service. Online Available at (Switzerland) and (Japan)
·      Pathak, Bishnu. (May 16, 2011). Sandwiched between China & India: Insecurity in Security in Nepal. In US Nepal Online. New York. Online available on
·      Pathak, Bishnu. (May 16, 2011). Insecurity in Security. In TRANSCEND Media Service. Basel: TRANSCEND International. Online available on and Canada: Azibo Press. Online available on
·      Pathak, Bishnu. (May 1, 2011). Hot and Cold. New York and Karachi: South Asia Global Affairs.
·      Pathak, Bishnu (March 21, 2011). UNMIN’s Humiliating Withdrawal. New York and Karachi: South Asia Global Affairs.
·      Pathak, Bishnu (March 7, 2011). Lessons Learned from Nepal’s People’s Victory 2006. In TRANSCEND Media Service. Basel: TRANSCEND International. Online available on’s-people’s-victory-2006/
·      Pathak, Bishnu (December 20, 2010). UNMIN’s Withdrawal Formally Winds up Maoist Army Cantonments and Barracking of the Nepal Army. In TRANSCEND Media Service. Basel: TRANSCEND International. Online available on’s-withdrawal-formally-winds-up-maoist-army-cantonment-and-barracking-of-the-nepal-army/
·      Pathak, Bishnu (October 21, 2010). Approaches to Peacebuilding in “Experiment with Peace”. Oslo: North-South. Online also available on
·      Pathak, Bishnu (September 10, 2010). Nepali Diaspora in Australia. In TRANSCEND Media Service. Basel: TRANSCEND International. Online also available on
·      Pathak, Bishnu (September 5, 2010). National Security Policy of Nepal. Kathmandu: The Asia Foundation and Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS)

Peace and Conflict Studies Center (PCS Center)
P. O. Box 11374, Sukedhara, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel.:   +977 1 4650696
Mobile:   +977 9841 345514
Email: ,

Dr. Nina Meyerhof (USA)

·                     Master of Arts in Special Education and Counseling
·                     Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology
·                     She also holds a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, where she developed a self-esteem model to be used in schools.

She is recognized as an innovative educator committed to global responsibility through authentic learning. Having received many awards for her work from The Mother Theresa Award to the Citizen's Department of Peace Award to The International Educators Award for Peace, Nina continues daily to focus on altering world views for creating a better future.


Nina Meyerhof, Pres. COE, 26 Baycrest Drive
South Burlington, VT 050403
Email id:

Dr. Daphné Romy-Masliah (Switzerland),

I taught in France, Canada, and Switzerland and since 2003 in Algeria, as an Invited Professor at the University of Sidi Bel Abbès where I give a seminar every year. Parallel to my academic activities, I am currently an English Teacher at the Ecole de Culture Générale Jean Piaget in Geneva. I’m a member of the French CNRS Affiliated Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches: Fondements du Droit Public…or whatever name it now took (French academics always have a feud in stock;-). My research and publications focus on the relation between International English, plurilingualism and multiculturalism.
French born, Swiss Resident, teaching in Algeria, Scottish Baroness of  Sefardic Jewish Tunisian, Italian, Palestinian Turkish and Maltese descent, I am cosmopolitan by the grace of a diaspora heritage of over 2000 years.  You will find on this blog my various  publications and articles. Together with Geneviève Koubi, I am this year the co-Editor-in-Chief of a special issue of the French Journal Droit et Culture which will deal with national and regional languages and will be published early 2012.

Dr. Manijeh Navidnia (Iran)


Manijeh Navidnia was born in 1964 in a middle town-family in Tehran. She was the first child and ended her primary school there, spent her secondary school in Isfahan and Tabriz, and studied her high school in Sa'di school in Mashhad that was the best school there at that time.
Simultaneity getting her experimental diploma, she married in 1982 in Mashhad and bore her first child 3 years after. Then, after reopening of universities and her friends' admissions in various universities, she tended to continue her education, but because of crowd of university entrants, she ignored the experimental examination and participated in humanities examination in 1988. She was admitted with degree 5 in filed "social science teachership" at Mashhad Ferdowsi University and resumed her education. She bore her second child in 1991 and two years after, she finished bachelor's degree. At the same time she was admitted with degree 1 at Islamic Azad University Roudehen branch and ended her study in "social science research" in 1996. In this year for getting fellowship from Islamic Azad University Gonabad branch, she started to work there as a full time faculty member. After three years cooperation with Gonabad University, she was admitted with degree 3 at Islamic Azad University, Science & Research Tehran branch, in 1999 for studying Ph.D. of "sociology". At the same year she began to collaborate with Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran branch (Valiasr Institution) and collaborated with Research institute of strategic studies simultaneously.

 Marja de Vries (Netherlands)

·      Studied biology and ecology and worked more than 10 years as fabric artist.
·      She studied at the University of Utrecht (RUU) and Groningen (RUG) and obtained in 1980 her MO-Biology (qualification to teach biology).
Since 2003 she is fully dedicated to contribute to a worldwide transformation and the creation of a world in which everything and everyone can live in harmony with all and everything. Because the way we teach and educate - together with the way we raise our children - plays a key role here, her focus was first mainly on the transformation of learning and educations, so it will be more in line with who we and our children in essence are. As a first step she wrote The Whole Elephant Revealed which was published in Dutch in 2007 and of which already 10.000 copies are sold. Since the publication of her book she is an often asked for speaker and is invited by many different organizations to give a presentation (see calendar).
She made illustrations for several magazines and books and was active in the field of Nature- and Environmental Education, and the environmental-, peace- and feminist-movement. She developed her intuitive communication with nature and her insights in the non-physical reality based on far-reaching personal direct experiences as well as based on courses by CICO in Utrecht and trainings based on native American traditions. In 2003 she decided to fully dedicate herself to new ways of learning and education and to contribute to a worldwide transformation and the creation of a world in which everything and everyone can live in harmony with all and everything. Because the way we teach and educate - together with the way we raise our children - plays a key role here, her focus was first mainly on the transformation of learning and education. She is looking for new forms of learning and education better suited to present-day children and more in tune with the needs of this day and age and giving children the opportunity to develop their full potential. In other words she is searching for a form of learning that corresponded more closely to who we in essence are and that is also more in harmony with the world around us.

PUBLICATIONS:       The Whole Elephant Revealed
Marja de Vries tel: +31 (0)541 - 533593 email:

Rene Wadlow


Rene Wadlow is the editor of the online journal of world politics and the representative to the United Nations, Geneva, of the Association of World Citizens; Formerly, he was professor and Director of Research of the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, University of Geneva.

He was the Founding Secretary of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the former Book Editor of the International Development Review as well as a member for 29 years of the editorial board of Genève-Afrique.

A citizen of the USA, he was educated at Princeton University and the University of Chicago.
Articles by Rene Wadlow


François Victor Tochon

Professor Ph.D. Laval University, Quebec, CANADA, 1990;
Ph.D. University of Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, 1997
Curriculum & Instruction and French & Italian
Teacher Education


Areas of Study

Tochon, F. V.  (2012). L’azione dell’insegnante sull’apprendimento in gruppo (Teacher’s Impact on Group Learning). Roma, Italy: Aracne Editrice.
Tochon, F. V.  (2011). Reflecting on the paradoxes of foreign language teacher education: a critical system analysis. Porta Linguarum, 15, pp. 7-24.
Tochon, F. V.  (2011). Propos libres sur la formation des enseignants: Une entrevue avec François Victor Tochon (Free Speech on Teacher Education: An Interview with Francois Victor Tochon). Formations et pratiques d’enseignement en questions. Revue des Hautes écoles pédagogiques et institutions de formation de Suisse romande et du Tessin, 12
Tochon, F. V. (2011). Le savoir-évaluer comme politique éducative: Vers une évaluation plus profonde (Evaluative Knowledge as Educational Politics : Towards a Deeper Evaluation) . Mesure et Évaluation en Éducation, 34 (3), pp. 133-156.
(Published in May of 2012.)
Tochon, F.V. (2011). Deep Education: Assigning a Moral Role to Academic Work. . Educaçao, Sociedade & Culturas (Education, Society and Cultures - University of Porto, Portugal), 33, pp. 17-35.
(Published in February of 2012.)
Tochon, F. V., & Ökten, C. E.  (2010). Curriculum Mapping and Instructional Affordances: Sources of Transformation for Student Teachers. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 7 (1), pp. 3-26.
Karaman, A. C., & Tochon, F. V.  (2010). Worldviews, Criticisms, and the Peer Circle: Experiences of a Prospective Teacher Student Teaching Abroad. Foreign Language Annals, 43 (4), pp. 583-604.
Tochon, F. V.  (2010). Deep Education. Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers (JETT), 1, pp. 1-12.
Tochon, F. V.  (2010). Los riesgos inherentes a la institutionalización de la narrativ de la experiencia profesional en los portafolios electrónicos (The Risks Inherent in Institutionalizing Narratives of Professional Experience in Electronic Portfolios). Profesorado: revista de curriculum y formación del profesorado, 14 (3), pp. 63-74.
Tochon, F. V.  (2010). Portfolio électroniques et socialisation du changement en formation des maîtres (ePortfolios: Socializing Change in Teacher Education). Formation et pratiques d’enseignement en questions, 11 (1).
Tochon, F. V.  (2010). A Deep Approach to Language Multimedia and Evaluation: For a more Colorful Future. Invited Keynote Speech. . in Y. Chuang (Ed.). Proceedings of the Fourteenth international conference of APAMALL and ROCMELIA , (pp. 73-92). Kaohsiung, Taiwan: National Kaohsiung Normal University.
Tochon, F. V.  (2009-posted in 2010). The Role of Language in Globalization: Language, Culture,

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María Cristina Azcona is an Educational Psychologist, poetess, novelist and peace researcher. Her articles, reviews, poems and short stories are continuously published in many newspapers, magazines and anthologies around Argentina, UK, India, US, and other countries.Since 1980, she works as a psychotherapist specialized in Forensic Psycho diagnosis, listed by the American Biographical Institute (ABI) in their international directory “Experts & Expertise”. US -She was born in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, where she lives joined to her family. In 1998, she won First Prize in the poetry contest by the Academic Circle of Argentinean Writers and finalist in many contests of poetry by different literary institutions -She has written  as author and coauthored about sixteen books: In Spanish :there are two poetry collections “Dos Talles Menos de Cerebro” (1999) and “Mundo Postmoderno”  (2000), both books fully illustrated by the author herself. A novel “La Voz del Ángel” (2002) and a self help essay, “Estar de Novios Hoy”, (2003), this one written jointly with her husband, Ernesto Castellano.A peace poetry collection called “Window to Heaven” in January 2005 and “A Guide to find peace” a 300 pages -essay and bilingual poems book, January 2008 –Both books published by Cyberwit, Allahabad, India.

Books By María Cristina Azcona

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Prof.  Regla Balbina Diago Pinillos. Curriculum Vitae (Resume)


Place of birth:           Monte Alto, Los Arabos. Matanzas  province. Cuba
Date of birth:            December 14th, 1945
Career Profile/Objective:         An energetic professional with wide experience and academic qualifications as a teacher of Spanish as a ‘Mother Tongue’ and as a ‘Foreign Language’, for twenty three years at the Higher Institute of Arts, (ISA) in Havana, Cuba, among others. Also, responsible for the creation of the African Cultures Department “Argeliers Leon” in the same Institution, now her own Research Project: Maroon Professorship of African Oral Tradition Studies “Regla Diago Pinillos”
In addition, official approval from the Scientific Council from the Cuban Academy of Science to complete a Doctorate in African Oral Tradition.
 More than thirty-five postgraduates’ courses, including foreign Languages.
Committed to and capable of making a significant contribution to the DCFA, CLL, CENLAC and the Department of Liberal Arts of the University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I., and the Emancipation Support Committee of Trinidad and Tobago. W. I.

1961-1965- B. A. Education. Primary Teacher.
Instituto Pedagógico Makakenko, La Havana, Cuba
1967-1971- M.A. Education. High School Spanish Professor. Instituto de Superación Educacional, La Havana, Cuba
1971-1976- M.A. Education. Tertiary Level Spanish Professor. University of Havana, Cuba
1980-1984- Diploma in French Language.
Alliance Françoise of Havana.
1981-1986. M.A. Theatre. Higher Institute of Arts.
1993-1996- PhD in African Oral Tradition.
Auxiliary Professor. Higher Institute of Arts. Instituto Superior de Arte. (ISA) & Ministry of Tertiary Education. La Havana. Cuba.
[The thesis is titled: “La tradición oral africana: Caracteres generales y expresiones particulares.” [“The African Oral Tradition: General Characters and particular expressions”] It describes the African oral tradition as a complex system of systems, which is characterised by socio-historical, anthropological and cultural concepts and encompasses a kaleidoscope of dynamic interactions of these spheres. It marks the spread of those African-ancestored individuals and collectives to different territories where they lived or where they formed enclaves as products of historical migratory processes or because of the Diaspora created out of Africa in the “so-called” New World because of enslaved Africans. Professor Diago characterized this complex phenomenon and expresses its particularities regarding its performance on the African continent and its presence in the rest of the world, linked different areas of human behaviour and its socio-historical-cultural development. The area of the Caribbean it is   deepens.   
[The results of this thesis are many and varied as evidenced by the numerous publications listed later in the CV.] [Annexed apart]
Ministry of Education, La Habana, Cuba: Folio-118 Number: 6841-2-9403.[September 5th 1996]

2009. Started to prepare a PhD in Latin America and Caribbean Studies at the CENLAC. Title: “Texts and Contexts in the Eastern Caribbean”.  At the end of the work in the CENLAC, this proposal was reformulated.

2010. Started the application for the PhD in cultural Studies. In terms of Linguistic Law and Human Linguistic Rights in the Eastern Caribbean and the Greatest Antilles (Cuba).

2011-2012. The thematic was adjusted definitively as “Texts and contexts in the Eastern Caribbean and the Greater Antilles: Analysing the Cuban socio-cultural situation as model for continued Eastern Caribbean development”. The application had been accepted as a provisional candidate for the Ph.D. degree in Spanish as a Full-time student. Upon provide evidence of a TOEFL score of 500 or greater will receive a firm offer. 

Work Experience:       
2009 to 2012

-Worked as Graduate Assistant Research at the Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (CENLAC) in the Academic Course 2009-2010. As part of her studies went to Cuba to increase his research about the Carnival in the Caribbean (Febr.-March.2010). Participated with her papers in the two International Conferences organised for the CENLAC (UWI):
- Conferencia   sobre la Revolución Mexicana. (April 2010)
Title: “Los(as) afroamericanos(as). Fuertes voces en/del silencio dentro de la Revolución Mexicana”: “The AfricanAmericans.  Strong voices in / of silence within the Mexican Revolution.
- Sexto Congreso Internacional Literatura: Memoria e Imaginación de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. August 2010
   -Title of the paper: “Papel de la memoria en algunas investigaciones científicas sobre Latinoamérica y el Caribe”.
“Role of memory in some scientific research on Latin America and the Caribbean”.
-Participated in the 1st Ifa/Orisa International Worldview Practitioners Conference. Organized by the ILE EKO SANGO/OSUN MIL’OSA. Srine Gardens, in collaboration with The University of Trinidad and Tobago. (UTT). Presented the paper: “Orisa and African Oral Tradition in Cuba” (June 18./2010) At National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). Port of Spain and Santa Cruz.( June19-21.2012).Trinidad and Tobago. W. I.
-Participated in the Annual Conference “Island in Between”.(Nov
2010). At the University of Guyana. Georgetown. Presented the paper: “Acerca de la necesidad del incremento de la aplicación de las normas del Derecho Lingüístico Internacional en el Caribe Oriental”.(“About the need for Increased Application of  the rules of the International Linguistics Law in the Eastern Caribbean”)
 In 2011 was approved the Abstract tor the Annual Conference in Grenada: “Legislations and Linguistic Law and Human Linguistic Rights in the Eastern Caribbean. An overview "
-Participated in the Biddeau Drum Symposium ‘Languages and Functions of the Drum in African-Caribbean Communities’. Presented the paper: “The presence and significance of the African Drum in Cuban culture” (July 30th. 2011) At the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine. Trinidad y Tobago. W. I.
 In 2012 -Participated as delegate in the International Conference “ALASUWADA” (July 6th-8th.2012). At  IESOM Shrines Garden Upper Gasparillo Road, Santa Cruz. Trinidad y Tobago. W.I.
-Participated, as delegate in the 2nd Biddeau Drum Symposium.(August 4th ,2012) At Auditoriom. Open Campus. Gordon Street.UWI. St Augustine . Trinidd y Tobago. W. I.
- Participated in “1er Foro AFRODESCENDENCIA y descolonización de la memoria”. Homenaje a Juan José Rondόn”. (“1st Forum Afrodescendence and decolonization of memory. Homage to Juan José Rondón). (August 20th-23th.2012). At Museum of Contemporary Art. Caracas. Venezuela.
Two papers had been approved to be presented at International Conferences:
-“Elements of African Symbolism in the languages and cultures in the Eastern Caribbean”. To will be presented in the15th Eastern Caribbean Islands Culture(s) (‘Islands in Between’) Conference on the Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the Eastern Caribbean.( Nov 8th -10th at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, US VIRGIN ISLANDS
-  “African Oral Tradition in the field of Linguistic Law”to will be  presents at 13th International Conference on Language Law entitled this year Language Rights, Inclusion and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflicts(December 13th – 17th)  Chiang Mai, Thailand.

-Collaborated with Emancipation Support Committee in all this annual seasons until now.

-Continues her collaboration as researcher in Cultural Studies with the Department of Creative and Festival Arts. UWI. St. Augustine with the research: “Some elements of the Carnival celebrations in Haiti”.

2007 to 2009

On January 2007 began another stage of stay in T & T. W. I. Invited as Visiting Professor of the University of the West Indies.

From May to July 2007, worked at Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive School, POS, in the Program for the Implementation of Spanish as Second Language in T&T. W.I.
Since September 2007 until 2009: Part time Professor at Department of Liberal Arts and the CLL ((for two semesters) both in the Faculty of Humanities and Education of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, Trinidad W.I. 

In 2007 participated in myElearning Course at the LRC. In 2008 passed the EDU Course/Seminar for beginning Professors in the same Centre.

On May 2008 in the Open House at CLL. There presented the Lecture “African presence in the artwork of the Cuban artist Reinier Figueredo Diago”.

In July 2008 was invited at the final session of Spanish Course at the Institute of Cultural Cooperation “Andres Bello” from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s Embassy in T&T.W.I. in collaboration with the CLL. There presented the Lecture “Africa in Latin-American History”.

In November 2008 participated, in Curaçao, in the 11th Annual Eastern Caribbean Islands Cultures Conference “The Islands in Between”. There presented her paper: “The Eastern Caribbean’s Language, Linguistic and Literature Postgraduate Curses: ways for social, economic and cultural development in the region”. In the next Conference, in Dominica, 2009 was presents the paper:. A new opportunity for development in the region: an Eastern Caribbean Postgraduate Studies Center.

In April 2009, she worked as Interpreter at the 4th Summit of the People at UWI, St. Augustine. Trinidad.W.I.

Participated in several important activities at the Faculty of Humanities and Education.(2008-2009) Among them:
-Postgraduate Presentations: Linguistics, Modern Languages, Cultural Studies and Creative Arts.
-Literature Week
-Seminary of Modern Language. May 2009. ( She couldn’t presented her paper prepared for it)
-Participated at the Workshop organised for the Department of History of UWI and SEPHIS.
- Offered Two Workshops about Cuban Cinema in the Film Department at UWI.
-Offered a Lecture at National Museum at Emancipation Season in June 2009. Theme: The Cuban Film “The last Supper”.

September 2009. Working with the Faculty of Humanities, Education, and The Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (CENLAC) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) .St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I. to develop her ideas (Project) about the creation of The Centre for Postgraduate Studies for the Eastern Caribbean.


In Cuba, she collaborated full time with the Social-religious Studies Department of the Centre for Psychological and Sociological Researches (CIPS) of CITMA.
 As a member of the research’s team of this department, she participated in the surveys of the feast of Saint Lazarus, Rincon, Havana, Cuba (the largest celebration of a religious nature in that country) for three consecutive years (2003, 2004 and 2005).
At this stage presented papers in National and International Scientific Events related specializations within which they work.

Participated in a Postgraduate Course of International Relations at the Higher Institute of International Relations "Raul Roa Garcia” (ISRI).

Cursed two Seminars on Cultural Management Law Copyright and Musical Piracy sponsored by the UNESCO and the National Copyright Centre of Cuba (CENDA).

Invited as participated in major International Congress held in Havana, such as the CLACSO in 2004, the Latin American Association for the Study of Religions (ALER) in 2005 and few in Casa de las Americas and the University of Havana.

 Equally began preparing its Record Scientific to opt for one of the categories as Principal Investigator at the CIPS.

Maintained close collaboration with the UWI in preparation for visits to Cuba, teachers and students, who were scheduled by the CCFA and other Departments of UWI.
 In 2004 prepared, by the Cuban side, the visit to take place between March and April 2005, in conjunction with the International Relations Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba and the Culture Provincial of Sancti Spiritus.
In August 2006 coordinated with Casa de las Americas the visit of the Delegation from the CCFA of the UWI to this important Cuban cultural Institution.

2002 to 2003

Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies (UWI). St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. W. I. Performing as Lecturer and Researcher in the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA),
where developed the research about the African presence in the religions in T & T, with Senior Lecturer Mr. Rawle Gibbons, as Tutor. As a partial result of this investigation, offered there the Postgraduate Course: Introduction to the study of Afro-Caribbean religions.

Also linked to the Discipline Drama & Society and lectured on African Masquerade and Afrocuban Religions for the groups of specialty of Theatre at the Center. There offered a conference on Cuban culture for groups of Music and Fine Arts of different levels.

Presented a lecture of Semi-Lime "Black Friday" CCFA at the Complex-Gordon Street, St. Augustine, September 13, 2002. That day the theme of "Afro-Cuban Culture," developed by Professor Diago at the Art Gallery of the UWI, also served to leave inaugurated the Exhibition of Paintings: ' Ile mi Ase is in T & T ' from the artist of the Cuban Contemporary Plastic Arts Reinier Jose Figueredo Diago.

Linked also in addition, at UWI, with the Training Spanish Program in Liberal Arts, and the Centre for Learning Language (CLL). More later with the Center for Latin American and the Caribbean (CENLAC).

In T & T also participated for the Emancipation Support Committee activities, chaired by Mr. Khafra "Baba" Kambon.

1976 to 2002

Professor of Literature and Spanish as Mother Tongue and Spanish as Foreign Language and Researcher in Africa, Afroamerican and AfroCaribbean Studies at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) of Havana. (1976-1999)

For 20 years (1976-1996) assumed all the working groups of the Spanish and Literature specialties in the four Faculties of the Institution (Music, Performing Arts, Plastic Arts and Art of the Mass Media.)

Preparation and successfully exposition of all the Spanish Programs for the all Faculties of the Institution, obtaining its option for the Main Category Teaching Auxiliary Professor in 1996.

President of the Committee for the Spanish Language Admission in the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA’s Court Entry to Higher Education Course).

Planning, application and evaluation of Spanish Exams for different teaching categories for the professors at this Center (ISA).

Prepared and taught Spanish Summer Courses and Post-Graduate & Training Courses for foreigner students.

Tutor of the Diploma Thesis of two students at ISA: Maria de los Angeles Sarduy (5/5pts.) and Angel Luis Servia (4/5 pts) both in Folk Dance in 1994; and a student for Higher Middle-Level National
Academy of Fine Arts "San Alejandro" of the City of Havana: Reinier Jose Figueredo Diago (Visual Arts -Painting- 100/100 pts. 2000)

Served as member in the Courts Diplomas for Degree in Music, Musicology and Folk Dance.

Consultant of Diploma’s Thesis of several university level students: The today Beninese Doctors: Hipolitte Brice Sogbossi (Linguistics) and Marcel Vinakpon Houndefo (Cultural Anthropology), the first, student at the University of Havana and the second in the Central University of Las Villas, in Santa Clara, Villa Clara (1996-97) and students of the ISA: Plastic Arts: Jorge Pruna and Argelio Rodriguez (Painting 1988-1989) and the Mozambican student Marcos Bonifacio Mutewuye (Sculpture, 2000); also Julio Cesar Moracen Naranjo (Performing Arts: Drama and Theatre, 1997)

For more twenty years received methodological orientations in the Classic Letters Department of the Arts and Letters Faculty of the University of Havana (UH) (1985 to 1997) with Dr. Evangelina Ortega, head of the Redaction and Composition (I and II) Programs. There she prepared her work in the fields of Spanish as Mother Tongue and as Foreign Language, Linguistic and Literature for teach at the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA).

Concluded several investigations such as:

-           Applied Linguistics to the Artistic Specialization: “Some thoughts on the language in the dramatic work of Jose Antonio Ramos. (Theatre)”1982. (Final presentation of her Master in Theatre)
-           “About the Scientific Language in the Musicological Investigation” (Music) 1984.  Because of this investigation is the Selection Reads: “Musicology and Folklore” (200 pages) consisting of articles of interest to both specialties (1990).

-           Pioneer in the creation of a space in the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA), for an Integral specialization: researching, teaching, creating and promoting: “THE AFRICAN ORAL TRADITION”, based on this patrimonial heritage from the African Continent. In that thematic had been written more than 182 articles.

-           In 1997 introduced the Commission "African Presence" at the Ninth Conference on Scientific Research Art and Culture, at ISA, which also joined the Organizing Committee.

-           In 1996 introduced the African Oral Tradition as Applied Linguistic at the International Academy of Linguistic Right, in its International Congress that was held in Havana.

-           In 1995 participated as Invited in one of the session of the International Meeting of the Executive Board of the UNESCO held in Cuba. (Matanzas City). In it were between others important personalities: Amadou Mahtar N’Bow (Senegal) (former Director General), Djibril Tamsir Niane (Guinee); Luis Beltran (Spain); Yeda Pessoa de Castro (Brazil); Nina S. de Friedeman (Colombia), Luz Ma. Martinez Montiel (Mexico); Miguel Barnet (Cuba and Juanita Silveira. (Director of the UNESCO ‘s Cuban National Commission at this time). 
-           Since 1999 the African studies Department that she was created, was rename without losing of the essence that originated its studies on the African oral tradition to take its current and final profile: “MAROON PROFESSORSHIP FOR AFRICAN ORAL TRADITION STUDIES “REGLA DIAGO PINILLOS”.
With it:
Contribution and constant exchange with at least 40 National Institutions in Cuba and more than 20 International, which highlights the continuation of the established more than 20 years ago, in 1987, in the ISA, with the Center for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA) of the UWI, St. Augustine, T & T, W.I. These actions were planned by its creator based on the theoretical methodological principles of the African Oral Tradition, followed very closely and always encouraged by her Tutor H.E. Dr. Olabiyi Babalola Yai, the current permanent Ambassador of the Republic of Benin for the UNESCO, Paris, France and Head of the Executive Board of this Organisation.

Worldwide, member and advisor of various institutions in the field of African Oral Tradition.

1969 to 1976:
Methodological Supervisor of the High School Spanish and Literature Teachers of the Region Colon province of Matanzas.Cuba

Professor of Universal Literature of the Pre-University Institute "Juan M. Fernández Duke" of Colon.

Professor of Redaction and Composition and Literature of the Institute of Educational Improvement (ISE) of the Colon Region.

Preparation of the Programs for the Spanish and Literature Specialty for the National Commissions of the High School Teaching and supervision of the same in the Province of Guantánamo.

1967 to 1969:

Spanish Language and Universal Literature Professor in the High School "José M. Duarte", Los Arabos, Matanzas.

Methodological tutor of practical pre-professional of the today Professor of the University of Havana Aixa Cristina Kindelán.

1966 to 1967:

 Teacher of Spanish in the Training School of Primary Teachers of “Minas de Frio”, in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, old Province of Oriente. (Courses of mountain) and Methodological tutor of the students of Spanish of the Higher Pedagogical Institute "Frank Pais", of Santiago of Cuba.

1964 and 1965: -. Teacher of Spanish in the Elementary Education: 6to degree and multiple degrees, for two years of practical pre-professional, in three primary schools of the City of Havana at the time as her studies of  Teacher of Primary School.

Pooran Chandra Pandey

Pooran Chandra Pandey currently heads Global Compact Network India as its Executive Director. He holds an M.A in Philosophy from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad, an M. Phil in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a diploma in Public Diplomacy from Swedish Institute, Stockholm, besides having obtained advanced training and global mid-career management programs from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Asian Productivity organization, Tokyo, Japan and Fiji Productivity Board, Fiji. He is also a British Chevening Scholar at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Dr. Mohammad Sadegh Zahedi (Iran)
Mohammad Sadegh Zahedi
Assistant Professor of Philosophy 
Department of Philosophy and Theology (Chair)
Imam Khomeini International University,Iran
Phone:   0098912- 3900841
Mail: Mohammad Sadegh Zahedi- P. O. Box: 19585-518 - Tehran - Iran
Dr. Daphné L. Romy
PO Box 6040 - 1211 Genève 6

Dr. Rodica Pop,
Best Teacher of Romania 2010
1.       Family name:        POP
2.        Names:   RODICA-SILVIA
3.       Date of birth:         27. 12.1953
4.       Nationality:            Romanian
5.       Civil status:            married
6.       Education:             

(Date from - Date to)
Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
2009 Wallachia University, Targoviste, 2008
PhD in  Humanistic Science
2002University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy
Master Degree in Carrier Councelling  and Public politics
2003  Goldsmith College  London 
E:Critical Museology- management course for Cultural Heritage

1997  Vermont University USA
Leadership Course
North University Baia Mare
BA In Literature and English Languages
7.       Language skills: Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)
8.        Membership of professional bodies:
hPresident of a Foundation called Children for Children –Children for Peace Foundation since 1995;
hYes Romania -Country Leader, since 2002
iMember of International Commitee of Museums
hSecretary General of Romanian Patronate for Rural Ecological and Cultural Tourism
h Member of the Association for Development and Promotion  Tourism Maramures
h Member ANTREC Maramures
9.       Other skills: Computer literacy, driving license;
- 1991 - Marketing, organized by INFO Timisoara
- 1992 - International Fairs and Exhibitions, organized by Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
10.   Present position:                 Programme Coordinator at Maramures County Museum attached to Maramures County Council;
 Project coordinator and manager in the folowing International events :
§  INTERNAŢIONAL SEMINAR “CHILDREN AND   XXI CENTURY ” Baia Mare  4 ediţions : FIRST edition  1996; The second 1997; The third. 1998; The fourth 1999
§  Youth exchange   GENEVA-Swiszerland , 1991.
§  Youth  Exchange DYMOCK- United Kingdom, 1993. 
§  The young people have the right to speak in  PARLAMENT, ZAKOPANE -  POLAND 1994.
§  The 50-th Aniversary of  UN CHARTA , SAN FRANCISCO- USA, 1995.
§  Euro-Asia cultural activities., MANILA, PHILIPINE, JANUARY 1996. Youth exchange with Philippines Women University
§  The World Summit for Children - San Jose-Costa Rica, JULY 1996.
§   The Philippinos in Romania, Baia Mare, OCTOBER 1996.
§  The Food SUMMIT – Roma, NOVEMBER 1996.
§  The World Summit for Children -TAIPEI- TAIWAN, JULY 1997.
§   European youth Forum  - Bucureşti, APRIL 1998.
§  Crossing Borders, ,  Baia Mare, IUNIE 1998. Romania and Holand.
§  World Youth Festival  Lisboa  and The World Expo 98 ,- Portugal.
§   The Romanians in Holland - MAY 1999 Youth exchange
§  The World Summit for Children -    SAN FRANCISCO – USA,IULIE 1999           
§  European Children Festival     NYREGYHAZA, HUNGARY –JUNE 2001        
§  Young General Assembly – The  II nd Session.    Swaziland- South Africa -  2001
§  Culture Olympiade –UNESCO  DANEMARCA - NAESTVED   August-  2001
§  UN for People   PERUGIA- ITALIA October –2001

§  The Youth Volunteers Summit (IAVE) TOKIO  - JAPAN,  December 2001

§  Ecotopia.-conference      IRELAND August 2002
§  2003  London  =E:Critical Museology- management course for museums
§  Oxford- Lake School of English -TEACHER REFRESHER COURSE.
§  2003 the 6 of AUGUST-Baia Mare  ’’The Peace Pall Ceremony to Comemorate the Hiroshima Moment’’
§   ITALIA –LUCCA =XIII Conference of   “Textile European Network”
§    SCOPIJE –Macedonia –Long Learning Festival
§   India –Hyderabad=YES Regional Forum
§  2004-2007 ACCU PROJECT –Access to the Cultural Heritage < CULTURE 2000 PROGRAMME
§  2007 Youth Employment Summit –Kenis 2006
§  2008 Global Education Festival –Sanremo Italy ( First prize for Creativity in school- School EXPO Department
§  2009 Global Education Festival –Sanremo Italy ( First prize for Creativity in school ,School EXPO Department)
§  2010 Global Education Festival –Sanremo Italy ( First prize for Creativity in school, School EXPO Department)
§  2011 Global Education Festival –Sanremo Italy ( First prize for Creativity in school, SCHOOL DANCE )
§  2009 Youth Employment  Summit –Talberg ,Sweeden.
§  2010 Unity in Peace and Harmony, Youth Gathering  –APA NORTH –Romania 5-12 august
§  2010 The Best Teacher of  Romania, nominated by  EDUCATION AWARDS GALA .
§  2010 Special Recognition  of International Committee of Museums-Romania
§  2011 My home town SEINI, has designated me  HONORABLE CITIZEN of the Year 2011
12.                   Professional experience
Date from - Date to
Company& reference

1978 - 2002
Baia Mare
„Nicolae Iorga” Middle School
Teacher of English
Educational field
1995 – up to date
Baia Mare and abroad
„Children for Children – Children for Peace” Foundation
Human rights for young people
2002 –up to date
Global movement
Coordinated by
 Educational Development Center Boston USA
Youth Employment Summit
A 10 year project
YesRomania –Country Leader

A 10 year Campaign 2002-2012
2002 – up to date
Baia Mare
Maramures County Museum
Program Coordinator
Cultural Heritage Field
13.                   Other relevant information (e.g., Publications)
               Access to the Cultural Heritage-Museum values  -Types and Methods –in Museum Education,
 Publisher CIMMEC, Bucharest 2009

Zulfiqar Shah
Lalitpur, Kathmandu,Nepal
Cell:   +9779843005850
 Executive Director
The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan
Hyderabad, Sindh

Zulfiqar Shah is an activist, analyst, and researcher from Sindh province of Pakistan based at Kathmandu, Nepal. He is formally education in Philosophy and Development Studies. He is a Secretary, Board of Directors, The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan.  
He was associated with various rights and development organizations since 2002, which includes The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan; South Asia Partnership, Pakistan; Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum; PEP Foundation, USA; and University of Karachi, Pakistan. Previously, he was a working journalist and was associated with Sindhi and English papers from Pakistan.  
His research studies and papers include Indus Delta-An Environmental Assessment; Race and Ethnicity in South Asia; History of Sindhi Nationalism; Ethnicity and Conflicts in Sindh, Pakistan; and Climate Adaptation Strategies in Sindh besides many others. His book Indus Delta: An Environmental Assessment and booklet Water, People & Protests were published in 2005 and 2003 respectively. He has contributed many columns, article and research papers in Sindhi and English language published with the various newspapers, journals, and websites of South Asia. 
He was a coordinator of Sindh Agrarian Reforms Action Committee, Pakistan; and Convener, Movement for Peace & Tolerance, Pakistan. He was also a member of The International Institute of Strategic Studies, (IISS) UK during 2009-2011.
He was engaged in activism and movements around workers, peasants, religious minorities and ethnic rights movements in Sindh province of Pakistan. He has played a leading role in fishing communities’ movement; peasants’ rights movement; and religious minorities’ movements in Pakistan during 2004 – 2012.   


Shri Maharaj Krishen Kaw (New Delhi)

·      Joined the IAS in 1964
·      Member Secretary of the 5th Central Pay Commission
·      Secretary (Civil Aviation)
·      Principal Advisor (Education) Planning Commission
·      Secretary (Human Resource Development) in the Govt. of India. 
·      Since 2001 working as Dean of the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Human Values, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
·      President of the Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society
·      From 2003 to 2009, he was the President of the All India Kashmiri Samaj
·      President of Poetry Society, India

·      Centenarian Award,
·       Kashyap Bandhu Award,
·      Abhinava Gupta Samman

Has written a number of books of English and Hindi poems, a novel and a collection of short stories in Hindi.  A book in ‘China, the Agricultural Training System’ for the fao bureaucracy: IAS unmasked’ and ‘The Science of Spirituality’ a 13 episode TV serial ‘Kehna Aasaan Hai’ based on his poems has been telecast on Kashmir channel. 
D-31, Pamposh Enclave, Greater Kailashi-I, New Delhi – 48.  His ph. Numbers are 24367587/24364569 (O), 24364568 (telefax), 2644-3655/26229711 (R) 9810832041 (M). His e-mail are: (O) (R)

Dr. Ravindra Kumar

·      M. A. in Political Science & Philosophy,
·      PGD in Gandhian Studies and Ph. D
·      Former Vice-Chancellor of CCS University [Meerut]
·      Started ‘Peace-Review’-the International Journal of Peace Studies in 1998 and worked as its Editor-in-Chief.
·      In 2001 he has started ‘Global-Peace’-another International Journal of Philosophy, Peace, Education, Culture and Civilization
·      Organized seminars and symposiums at national and international level on subjects like Religion & Politics, Morality & Ethics in Public Life, Education, Peace & Development, Non-Violence & Democracy, On Human Rights, On Mahatma Gandhi, and On Education & Peace


·      Padma Shri’ Was Also Conferred Upon Dr. Ravindra Kumar By H. E. The President Of India.
·         ‘Meerut Ratna’ [1993],
·         ‘Nirala Smriti Samman’ [1998],
·         ‘Shan-I-Kaum’ [2003] ‘Shantidoot’ [2004]
·         ‘Ambassador For Peace’ [2005],
·         Sardar National Award’ [2006],
·         Master Of Wisdom’ [2008],
·          ‘Peace Envoy’ [2010],
·         ‘Peace Mesenger’ [2010]

More Than One Hundred Books And Four Hunfred Articles/ Talks/ Lectures On Great Leaders Of Indian Sub-Continent, And Especially Mahatma Gandhi, And On Various Social, Religious, Political, Educational, Cultural And Academic Issues To His Credit.
Religion And World Peace In English, Hindi And Tamil [1993-2006], Morality And Ethics In Public Life In English [1999], Gandhi And Gandhism In English [2001], Towards Peace In English And Hindi [2001-2006], Theory And Practice Of Gandhian Non-Violence In English And Hindi [2002-2007], From Champaran To Quit India Movement In English And Hindi [2002-2008], Non-Violence Andits Philosophy In English [2003],  Five Thousand Years Of Indian Culture In Hindi [2003], Mahatma Gandhi At The Close Of Twentieth Century In English [2004], Gandhian Thoughts: An Overview In English [2006], Mahatma Gandhi In The Beginning Of Twenty-First Century In English [2006], Fundamentals Of Civilization  In Hindi [2006], Towards Buddha In Hindi [2007], Selected Essays: Mostly On Buddhism And Gandhism In English [2007], Five Thousand Years’ History Of Jammu-Kashmir In Hindi [2007], Gautama Buddha And The Dhammapada In English And Hindi [2007], Gandhian Thought: New World, New Dimensions  In English And Hindi [2008],  India And Mahatma Gandhi In English And Hindi [2009-10], Peace Philosophy In Action In English [2010],Resolving Conflicts: The Gandhian Way [2011],  Education And Peace [2011], Etc.

23-B, Lane: 2, Mansarovar, Civil Lines, MEERUT-250001 [INDIA]
Phone: 0091-121-2645551, 4010831; Mobile: 09319090160
Other links:

Dr Yugandhar GR MS (Hyderabad)

Dr Yugandhar is a Spiritual Teacher and a Pioneer in Transformational Medicine. He is trained as a General Surgeon in the Conventional System of Medicine. His Experiments & Experiences in various segments of Spirituality and Metaphysics which include Astral Travel, ESP, Past Lives etc since his very childhood and an extensive study of various schools of spiritual thought across the world made him focused to educate and transform the mindsets as a part of Raising the Consciousness. His most favorite work is on Awakening the Hara (Belly) Consciousness.
He is a Pioneer in bridging the mainstream medicine with Inner Transformation, Intuition and energy Medicine and thus formed TRANSFORMATIONAL MEDICINE under which banner he included and devised many methods actually causes Transformation of Mind and Life leading to Self-Realization thus putting an end to all diseases and suffering.
For more details
Phone: +91 99086 52789

Prof. Rajeev Sangal (Hyderabad)

·      1980 Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania Computer & Info. Sc.
·      1978 M.S. University of Pennsylvania Computer & Info. Sc.
·      1975 B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Electrical Engineering

·      Currently serving as Vice Chancellor & Director IIIT-Hyderabad
·      Founding President of Language Technologies Research Centre, at IIIT, Hyderabad, India, the largest academic centre for computational linguistics (CL) research in this region of the world.
·      Member, Editorial Board, Computational Linguistics journal, ACL
·      Member, Editorial Board, Corpora journal.
·      Member, Editorial Board, Computer Society of India
·      Head, IIT Kanpur Centre for NLP at Hyderabad
·      Member, National Review Committee for PG programmes in Engg., India
·      Member, Scientific Council, CEFIPRA, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research
·      Head, Dept. of Computer Sc. & Engg., I.I.T. Kanpur

·      Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers (Awarded Oct. 2009)
·       Sanskrit Mitra Puraskar, 2004 (by Central Sanskrit Board.) [Awards committee chaired by Hon'ble Justice Ranganath Mishra
·      Computers and Linguistics, by Dravidian Linguistics Association, 1993.

·      Programming Paradigm in LISP, Sangal, RajeevMcGraw Hill, New York, 1991. (Internatation student edition by McGraw Hill-Kogakusha, Singapore, 1992.)
·       LISP Programming, Sangal, Rajeev, Tata-McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 1995.
·      Natural Language Processing: A Paninian Perspective , Bharati, Akshar, Vineet Chaitanya and Rajeev Sangal, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 1995.
·      Anuvada ke upakarana: sanganaka tathA bhaashaae (Tools of Translation: Computer and Languages)
Bharati, Akshar, Amba P Kulkarni, Vineet Chaitanya and Rajeev Sangal, University of Hyderabad, Distance Education Programme, Hyderabad, Feb 1998.
·       A Foundation Course in Human Values and Professional Ethics, RR Gaur, Rajeev Sangal, GP Bagaria
Excel Books, New Delhi, 2010.

Head, Language Technology Research Centre And
Director, International Institute of Information Technology – Hyderabad, Gachibowli
Hyderabad 500 019 ,India
Tel: +(91)(40) 6653 1144, 6653 1000

Prof. Ganesh Bagria (Kanpur)
Professor, Dept of Electrical Engg, HBTI

After the completion of his M Tech at IITK, he joined at HBTI. He continued with his search for answers relating to problems in self and in society which began when he was in second year of his B.Tech. He took to Vipassana as a rigorous process of self-exploration alongwith participating in social movements of the time. He went to work with the farmers in western UP where he was one of the founder-leaders of the great Kisaan Movement of the mid 1980s. The movement was for better prices for farm produce, particularly sugarcane. The movement succeeded in getting better prices, beyond expectation. However, with it also grew the evils of dowry, alcoholism, illicit arms, and unprecedented crime. With his friends, Ganesh Bagaria tried to institute social reform, to little avail. He then realized that without the preparation of "man" not much can be done. With this in mind, he joined the experiment in education at Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya as a faculty member and worked for two years but no clear answers emerged.
In 1995, he came in contact with Madhyastha Darshan, and decided to study it seriously. In it, he found the answers he was seeking for problems in self and in society. Madhyastha Darshan brings about the innate harmony in existence and clarifies that man by understanding this harmony is able to be in harmony within himself and with others in society and rest of nature. This in turn leads to humane conduct, education, constitution and order in the society. He has been conveying the idea behind it through 7-day long workshops, popularly known as Jeevan Vidya Shivirs, for all sections of the society- farmers of Bundelkhand, adivasis of Jhabua, prisoners in Bilaspur jail, industrialists, academicians and engineering students, for the past ten years. People who have gone through the shivirs have been profoundly affected in their personal life as well as in their work and behaviour.

He has also been experimenting with low-input farming, where the farm requires very little or no input from outside, other than nature and human labour. For the work carried out by him as a teacher, social activist and thinker, the second Satyendra K Dubey Memorial Award is awarded to Professor Ganesh P. Bagaria for his contributions to humanistic and value based education.

Prof. K. Nageshwar (Hyderabad)

Though Dr. K. Nageshwar started his carrier as a science graduate, he later obtained postgraduate degree in Journalism and a Doctorate in Political Science.
·   Prof. Dr. K. Nageshwar, who is currently a Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council and Professor in the Department of Journalism, Osmania University .
·   Worked at Indian Express and the Times of India groups.
·   For the past two decades, Dr. K. Nageshwar published articles in the leading newspapers viz. The Hindu, The Indian express, The Pioneer, The Economic Times and Front line etc.
·   Commented on various channels like NDTV, STARTV, ZEENEWS, AAJ TAK etc., on the regional development. He regularly comments through Telugu channels on issues of contemporary nature.
·   He  presented his analysis for several hours during the 2 day live election coverage.
·   He has been on the guest faculty of National Police Academy , National Academy of Administration, Mussorie, Andhra Pradesh Press Academy, Dr MCR Institute of Human Resources Development and many Journalism schools.
·   He traveled to Maldives in June 2007 to deliver lecture at Maldives Police Service.
·   He also ran a Telugu newsmagazine, "ANALYSIS". His lectures in National Academies are well received.
·   He is also on the Monitoring Committee appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
·    He also served as the head of the department of Journalism at Osmania University . He was on the Governing Council of Andhra Pradesh Press Academy.
·    Currently he represents Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Mahabubnagar Graduate Constituency in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council and is serving on the Legislative Committee on Forests, Environment and Wild Life.

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Prof. Sultan Ahmed Ismail (Chennai)
(Dr. SULTAN AHMED ISMAIL, M.Sc., Ph.D., D, Sc, Soil biologist and ecologist
·      M.Sc., 1974 Madras University
·      M.Phil, 1978 Madras University
·      Ph.D., 1984 Madras University
·      D.Sc., 2001 Madras University
·      Dip Hr Edn 1986 Madras University

·      Director, Eco-science Research Foundation, Chennai, 2002
·      Director (Research), Dr MGR Janaki College, Chennai, 2003
·      Deputy Director, Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre, Chennai, 2001-2002
·      Director, Institute of Research in Soil Biology and Biotechnology, Chennai 1994-2001
·      Vice Principal, The New College, Chennai 1999-2001
·      Head of the Department of Zoology, The New College, Chennai 1998-2001
·      Reader in Zoology, The New College, Chennai 1990-2001
·      Reader in Zoology NCERT (on lien) 1987-1990
·      Lecturer in Zoology, The New College, Chennai 1975-1987
·      Demonstrator in Zoology, The New College, Chennai 1974-1975 
·      Published 58 papers in National and International Journals & Proceedings Supervised 31 students for M.Phil, and 13 students for Ph.D , Presently guiding five students for Ph.D

·      Vocational Service Award 1992-93 by the Rotary Club of Madras Metro 
·      Exnora's Friend of the Environment Award for 1993
·      Commonwealth Association for Science Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME) Award for 1994-95 in London, UK
·      Australia International Education Foundation's Visiting Fellowship for 1996
·      Award for Vocational Excellence by Rotary Club of Besant Nagar, Chennai, 2002

Ecoscience Research Foundation,
98, Baaz Nagar, 3/621 East Coast Road,
Chennai - 600041, India.
Tel: +91 44 24480786, Mobile: +91 9384898358

Shri Pawan Gupta (Mussoorie)

After graduating he spent 11 years setting up and managing a chemical industry. Decided to change career in 1987 and got seriously involved in research and practice of Vippassanna (a meditation practice with its origin in Buddhism). Set up SIDH in 1989/1990 along with wife Anuradha The institute grew organically but the main focus remained education. Most of the work that followed stemmed from this understanding of society. This resulted in developing a module for developing “thinking teachers”, starting an open ended residential school/ college called “Sanjeevani” and “Gap Year College” for young people. Chattisgargh government recognized this effort and distributed these books in all their schools. Have initiated and guided many research projects which culminated into research studies: “A Matter of Quality”; “Child and the Family”; “Text and Context”.

Awarded “Bravery in Social Action” by Godfrey Phillips in 2010
Regularly write columns (“Dayron ke Paar”) for national dailies like “Jansatta” (from the Indian Express Group of ublications); Hindustan, Amar Ujala. A compilation of these published articles was taken out in 2003 called “Dayron se Pare Kuchh Nazariye”. Have edited “Himalya Raibar” a journal on society, science, education and politics for 18 years. 

Hazelwood ,Landour Cantt.,Mussoorie.

Dr. Syed Salman Chisty (Ajmer)

Director - Chishty Foundation Ajmer Sharif

Syed Salman Chishty @sufimusafir
Gaddi Nashin - Dargah Ajmer Sharif .
Cell : +919829174973 ;
Director - Chishty Foundation Ajmer Sharif .
Blackberry Pin # 26C4BFFB .

Dr. Rajendra Khimani (Ahmadabad)


Dr M M Verma
Religious Harmony
 Dr. Madan Mohan Verma


·         President and Founder, InterFaith Foundation, India
·         1962 – 1995 Taught Political Science at Delhi University, Delhi.
·         1985 – 1988 Director Research, Institute of Non - Aligned Studies, New Delhi.
·         1989 Lifetime Director, Center for UN Studies, New Delhi.
·         1991 – 1993 Director, Institute of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
·         1991 Lifetime President, Indo-Polish Friendship Society.
·         1992 - 1996 President, Indo-Slovak Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
·         1999 Director, Afro-Asian Rural Reconstruction Organization.
A Specialized Agency of United Nations)
·         2005 Lifetime President, Interfaith Foundation, India.
·         2007 Senior Advisor, India-Russia Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi.
·         2010 Member, Executive Committee, Temple of Understanding, an International Body with Dr Karan Singh as International Chair.
·         2011 Lifetime President, The Brotherhood.
·         2012 Chief Patron, Divine Abode.
·         2012 Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Religious Thoughts, Al-Mustafa University of Tehran.
·         2012 Chair, Religious Harmony, IASE (D) University, Rajasthan



2.   Harmony  Through Science And Technology  Chair

Dr. Rishi Raj Gaur


·      Professor of Mechanical Engg. (Retd.) and Professor & Ex. Head,  National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engg., IIT Delhi
·      National Coordinator of Technology Development Mission on ‘Development of Fuel Efficient and Low-emission I.C. Engines’. Member/Coordinator, Core group, MGIRI Project at Wardha
·      Chairman, Faculty Forum, IIT Delhi.
·      Expert member on various committees of AICTE, DST, DRDO, ICAR, Selection committees, Member BOG of various Technical institutions and Universities etc.
·      Contributed significantly towards
·      Setting up Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Industrialization, Wardha along with its network of Technical Interfaces in prominent S&T Institutions of the country.
·      Establishment of National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engg. at IIT Delhi.
·      Contributed towards development of special courses and resource material  on Value Education as well as on Integrating Science, Technology and Human Values Facilitation of Value Education activities in various Technical Institutions.
·      Closely associated with Vipassana and Jeevan Vidya for a long time. Interaction with salient socio-spiritual groups in the country prompting Value Education.
·      Presently engaged in launching VE programmes at UPTU and PTU and other institutions.

·         Over 110 Research Publications and Research Reports
·         Science & Humanism Towards a Unified, Worldview (P L Dhar & R R Gaur),
·          A foundation course on Human Values & Professional Ethics (R R Gaur, R Sangal & G P Bagaria)

3.Social Harmony Chair 
Dr. Vidyutkumar Anantray Joshi


·      Former V.C., Bhavnagar University
·      Former Director, Centre for Social Studies, Surat
·      Former Director, Chimanbhai Patel Institute of Management & Research, Ahmedabad)


·      Shri Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Patrakarita Puraskar by Rashtrapatiji in the year 2000
·      Shri Ambika Prasad Bajpai Samman by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag
·      Patrakar Bhushan Award by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, 2002
·      Yash Bharti Samman-2006' by Government of Uttar Pradesh,

44, Saket III, Nr. Srinandnagar-II,Vejalpur,Ahmedabad - 380 051, Gujarat, INDIA.
Ph: (079) 26811498, (M) 9825064748.

Political Harmony Chair  
Dr.S. K. Tamotia

·         Vice Chairman & Director General
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
·         Former CMD NALCO
·         Former President & CEO INDAL
·         Former President HINDALCO 


Media Harmony Chair
Achutanand Mishra

M.A. (Political Science), Banaras Hindu University


·      Reporter and Chief of Bureau 'AMAR UJALA'  Daily, Lucknow (1973-1985)
·      News Editor, 'JANSATTA' Daily (Indian Express Group) Delhi (1986-91)
·      Founder Editor 'AMAR UJALA'  Kanpur Edition (1992)
·      Senior Editor and Editor News Services, 'NAVBHARAT TIMES' Delhi (1993-1995)
·      Senior Editor and Executive Editor 'JANSATTA' Delhi (1996-1998)
·      Chief Editor  'LOKMAT SAMACHAR', Daily (Published from Nagpur. Akola and
Aurangabad (2001-2004)
·      Ex. Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Evam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. (15 January 2005-Till date)
·      Founder member and President 'National Union of Journalists (India)'
·      Ex-Member, Executive, 'Editor's Guild of India', Delhi
·      Member, Governing Council and Former President, NUJ School of Journalism, Delhi


·      Shri Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Patrakarita Puraskar by Rashtrapatiji in the year 2000
·       Shri Ambika Prasad Bajpai Samman by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag
·      Patrakar Bhushan Award by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, 2002
·      Yash Bharti Samman-2006' by Government of Uttar Pradesh,

·      'Sarokaron Ke Dayare'  In 2005

3/25, Patrakarpuram Vinay khand , Gomti Nagar, Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh

6.   Philosophy Harmony Chair 
Prof. K.K.Sharma


·         Prof. Sharma at present is working as Visiting Professor at Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies (UGC Sponsored) S.L.D.A.V.College of Education (IASE) Ambala City.
·         He is President of Council for Teacher Education (Haryana State Chapter).
·         Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya)
·         Worked as Deputy Registrar, Reader, Professor
·         Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Kohima Campus of North-Eastern Hill University.
·         Served as Professor and Head in Nagaland University at Kohima.
·         Professor Faculty of Education at Sri Satya Sai University whitefield campus Bangalore.
·         Worked as coordinator for UGC Academic Programmes in education at NEHU and Programme Director for Diploma in Higher Education in Indira Gandhi National Open University at Shillong
·         Regional coordinator for B.Ed. Programme at IGNOU Regional Center Karnal (Haryana).
·         President of Nagaland Institute of Health, Environment and Social Welfare (IHESW) Kohima, Nagaland.
·         Chairperson of Haryana State Unit of Shiksha BACHAO Andolan of Vidya Bharti.
·         On the Editorial Board of yoga Journal of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga New Delhi.

There are number of publications to his credit like books, monographies, reports, article etc the latest publications are “Becoming Divine Educator” & “Integral Yoga-based Pedagogy in Teacher Education”

Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, Sohan Lal DAV College of Education(IASE), Ambala City(Haryana), Mobile NO.09315133167 Phone No.01744235601

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