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Dr. Sohan L. Gandhi Awarded PhD Degree from Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua
01On December 28, 2012, Sohan L. Gandhi, PhD was formally awarded his Dual PhD Degree in Social Science from the Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua by Dr. Gulab Kothari, International Advisor for Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF). Dr. Gandhi serves on the Board of Governors for IOUF and is a core faculty member.  He is currently the Honorary President of the ANNUVRAT Global Organization, the Transnational Center for Peace and Non-violent Action.

Dr. Gandhi recently completed an Asian university lecture tour on peace and non-violence.  The President, Board of Governors, staff and faculty of IOUF are very proud and honored for Dr. Gandhi’s academic achievements and his dedication to world peace.
Dr. Gulab Kothari Receives the Moorthidevi Award
Moortidevi Award Function Photo-Award MomentoDr. Gulab Kothari, Intercultural Open University Foundation Scholar and International Advisor, was conferred the 24th Moorthidevi Award on December 24, 2012.  The Award is an annual literary award in India presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith Organization for a work which emphasizes Indian philosophy and culture.  Dr. Kothari was given the Award for his book, Main hi Radha, Main hi Krishna.
Dr. Frank J. Hakemulder joins IOUF as an External Scholar

frankhakemulderThe President, Board of Governors, Faculty, and Staff welcome Dr. Frank J. Hakemulder, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University (NL) as an External Scholar.  Dr. Hakemulder is the son of the founder of Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF), Jan R. Hakemulder, PhD.  His research interests are the effects of style in literary texts and movies, styles of film adaptation, and uses of narratives in education.

The IOUF family would like to express its profound gratitude for having such a notable scholar as Dr. Hakemulder volunteer to assist in the development of IOUF’s role in distributed education.
Intercultural Open University Foundation 2012 Peace Award Presented to Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa
yoshikawaphotoThe President, Board of Governors, Faculty, and Staff of Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) are extremely pleased to announce that the 2012 IOUF Peace Award recipient is Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa.  Dr. Yoshikawa is an author, professor, researcher, world-peace advocate, and consultant in the field of intercultural communication and human development.
Dr. Sohan Gandhi to Speak at the International Peace Research Association
gandhiDr. Sohan Gandhi will present his paper, “Nonviolence—The Only Way to Peace, Justice, and Ecological Harmony” to the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) on November 24, 2012 at Mie University, Nagoya, Japan.  All the universities of the world recognize the IPRA, and it is a great honor for Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) and our partners the Universidad Central de Nicaragua and the Universidad Azteca to have Dr. Gandhi present his paper at this conference. 

On his Asian tour, Dr. Gandhi will also speak at the Institute of Oriental Philosophy and the OkiDo Federation in Tokyo, Japan on Jain Ecology.
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