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Dr. Marvin Surkin Re-releases book, Detroit: I Do Mind Dying
marvin1Marvin Surkin, PhD, Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) Core Faculty, is a specialist in comparative urban politics and social change.  His book, Detroit:  I Do Mind Dying with Dan Georgakas is heralded as one of the most important books on the Black Liberation Movement and labor struggles in the history of the United States.  “Everyone who is concerned with political change will learn a lot from this book.”—New York Times

Susan Crossman Awarded Master of Arts Degree
crossman-susanThe Board of Governors, President, Faculty, and Staff of Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) are pleased to announce that Susan Crossman has completed her Master of Arts Degree in English Literature and Writing awarded by IOUF along with Dual Degrees from the Universidad Azteca and the Universidad Central de Nicaragua.  Ms. Crossman's thesis focused on how conversations with others and ourselves influence our outcomes.

As the owner of Crossman Communications, Susan has mastered an astonishing array of communication skills that range from freelance copywriter; editor; public relations, web marketing, and corporate communications specialist; journalistic writer; and creative writer.  She is an expert in search engine optimization and social media marketing, for which she utilizes precision language that informs, explains, promotes, and motivates her readers. View her company introduction on You Tube at and also "English Musings" at
Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa Keynote Speaker at SIETAR Forum 2012+38
yoshikawaphotoProf. Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa, Board of Governors for the Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF), will be a keynote speaker at the SIETAR Forum 2012+38 in Berlin, Germany, September 27-29, 2012. The SIETAR Forum 2012+38 is shifting forward by moving into cosmopolitan communication which requires the development of a new level of awareness of global integral competence which incorporates a more complete human and societal dimension of experience by investigating channels of understanding humankind and society.  Dr. Yoshikawa will speak on "The Mobius Theory and Cosmopolitan Communication."

Dr. Muneo Yoshikawa was born in Tokyo and went to study in the United States at the age of 18, graduating from Linfield College in Oregon.  He then received his graduate degree and subsequently a PhD from the University of Hawaii.  Dr. Yoshikawa retired from the University of Hawaii after 35 years of teaching.  He is currently residing in Japan.
Dr. Yoshiaki Kakuta Awarded an Honorary Doctorate
KatukaThe President, Board of Governors, Faculty, and Staff of Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) have awarded Yoshiaki Kakuta an honorary doctorate and appointed him Professor Emeritus for his valuable contributions in the field of engineering.  His work will have significant scientific, technological, and social impact for the coming decades.

Intercultural Open University Foundation intends this honorary doctorate to be a recognition and acknowledgement of Dr. Kakuta's life work. Among them is the establishment of the Kakuta Scientific Research Institute, the Mobius Power generator, and numerous patented inventions in space technology.
Gulab Kothari, PhD, Presents Stamp

Gulab Kothari, PhD, Presents Stamp Released in Honor of Rajasthan Patrika’s founder K. C. Kulish to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh


New Delhi, India, July 11, 2012--Gulab Kothari, PhD, Chairman of Rajasthan Patrikia and International Advisor to Intercultural Open University Foundation (IOUF) presented the stamp released in honor of Rajasthan Patrika’s founder K. C. Kulish to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.   The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot is also seen.

The President, Dr. Sandra Hurlong and the Board of Governors of IOUF are elated to have Dr. Kothari as an International Advisor and congratulate him for his contributions to this high honor of recognition.

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