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Dr. Gandhi to Speak on World Peace

altDr. Sohan L. Gandhi, one of our most notable professors will be presenting workshops and lectures during the month of September in Krakow, Poland, Mexico City, Mexico and New York City. Dr. Gandhi will speak on the Jain Way to Peace, Harmony, and Social Excellence during the September 6 to the 8 meeting of the Community of San Egidio in Krakow, Poland. On September 9 Dr. Gandhi will present a workshop and lecture on Universal Peace and Disarmament at a United Nation conference in Mexico City. On September 14, he will speak on universal peace at the UN General Assembly Conference in New York City.
The President, faculty, and Board of Governors of the Intercultural Open University Foundation are very honored to share with the world at large Dr. Gandhi's dedication to peace and non-violence. Dr. Gandhi serves on the Intercultural Open University Foundation Board of Governors and as Professor of Sociology.

Dr. Cynthia L. Jackson Vice-President for Quality Assurance and Social Responsibility

Cynthia JacksonIn addition to our new membership in EFQUEL, IOU Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Cynthia L. Jackson as Vice-President for Quality Assurance and Social Responsibility. Dr. Jackson has a long and distinguished career in Higher Education including the areas of educational policy, higher education administration, performance appraisal, life-long learning programs, strategic planning and socially relevant learning.

Dr. Sandra Hurlong Appointed President of the Intercultural Open University Foundation

April 20, 2009

Sandra HurlongThe Board of Governors of the Intercultural Open University Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Sandra Hurlong, Interim President, has been appointed President. Since August 2008, Dr. Hurlong has been leading the Foundation in an interim position.

New Membership in EFQUEL

European Foundation for Quality in E learning.

The President of Intercultural Open University Foundation, Dr. Sandra Hurlong and the Board of Governors are pleased and honored to announce that IOU Foundation has been accepted for full membership in the European Foundation for Quality in eLearning (EFQUEL), EFQUEL is a membership Foundation based in Brussels, Belgium and supports a membership of over eighty members.

Intercultural Open University Scholarships for Social Change

There are numerous reasons why the Board of Governors and the President of Intercultural Open University Foundation want to make the world a better place for humankind. Our main goal is to help our learners succeed in life so that they can achieve their goals. We want our learners to take active roles as social change agents in improving the community in which they live. Through the educational process at IOU Foundation, we want to assist in enabling our learners to believe that they can make a difference working as forces for good.

The Dr. Jan R. Hakemulder Social Change Scholarships, the Dr. Fay Hakemulder Gender Issues Scholarships, and the Dr.Sebastian Devasia (Asinanda) Peace and Non-Violence Studies Scholarships have been established in their honor because of their dedication and devotion to Intercultural Open University Foundation and to the world community. These three individuals dedicated their lives to help and empower the lives of so many deserving people.


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Intercultural Open University Foundation specializes in educational programs designed to accommodate working adults in a personalized, mentored educational experience for graduate learners.

Our Foundation believes that we need well-educated people to help resolve pressing global problems through research and capacity building.

We invite you to join our faculty and external scholars to develop a shared plan of study and research to achieve your educational goals.

Prof. dr. Hakemulder with students

In whatever you do, you should be careful about the ending and the beginning. What is done well inevitably turns out well, and what starts well finishes well. If you are as careful of the end as of the beginning, then there will be no failure.

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