On January 8, 2013, a delegation from J. F. Oberlin University, headed by its Chancellor, Dr. Toyoshi Satow, who also is President-Elect of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at UN Headquarters and presented him with a copy of Pathway to Peace, a new book on disarmament issues.
The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) has been invited to join the new Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group for the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Chaired by the President of ECOSOC, this high level group is the first of its type, giving IAUP a unique opportunity to help increase and enhance the impact of civil society on policy outcomes within the UN system.
The 2012 World Innovation Summit for Education – WISE – will take place from 13-15 November, 2012. Some 1,200 thought leaders and decision-makers will attend including Barham Madain, chair of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), who spoke to University World News about collaboration in higher education.
The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the University of Education Upper Austria and the Caucasus University, Georgia co-sponsored the conference “Building Bridges Through Education” with UNAI to actively demonstrate the importance of promoting intercultural competencies in educational and social service institutions as well as businesses. The conference was held in Linz, Upper Austria from the 19th – 21st of November 2012.
IAUP President Neal King joined an international panel of inter-faith dialogue scholars, including Deepak Chopra, author of more than 65 books, for a seminar on Faith, Dialogue and Integration on November 26, 2012. Organized by the United Nations Academic Impact program at UN Headquarters in New York City, the seminar is part of an ongoing series dedicated to unlearning intolerance and promoting mutual understanding among cultures and civilizations.