Der Internationaler Beirat von Gaia University International setzt sich aus anerkannten Experten in unterschiedlichen Themengebieten zusammen.
Prof. Declan Kennedy, Founding Chairman:
Founding Chairman: Global Ecovillage Network, Architect, Permaculture Teacher, Lehrer
Mediator & form. Prof. of Urban Design, Technical University of Berlin, Germany;
Designing Ecological Settlements, Reimers Berlin, 1997 & 2001
Natural Innovation. Business development for green businesses. Co-founder of GreenNet 1985 and Association for Progressive Communications 1989.
Jan Martin Bang
Permaculture Designer and Practioner, Norway;
Ecovillages: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Communities, 2005;
Dipl. Perm. Des.; teacher, publisher, Permaculture Activist magazine; Vice President of the Assn. for Regenerative Culture; co-founder Earthaven Ecovillage, North Carolina; adjunct faculty, Indiana University.
Retired public interest attorney and author of several books on energy,
environment, and history. Director of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology since 1984 and the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Tennessee since 1994.
http://www.thefarm.org/etc or http://www.ena.ecovillage.org
Lalit Kishor Bhati
Architect, Landscape Designer, Urban & Regional Planner, Convenor in the Networking & Communications Group, Jt. Convenor in the Technical Committee, Ecocity6 and a member of the National Ecocity Organising Committee. He lives and works in Auroville, India.
The Natural Step - Gauteng - South Africa
Dr. Susan Canney
Founder Member and Secretary of the Gaia Network and Gaia: Earth Systems Science Group of the Geological Society of London; teaching Global Ecology at the University of Oxford; workshops for managers on bringing Gaia into everyday life; and freelancing in conservation management planning and policy.
Dr. Angela Cuevas de Dolmetsch
TV Producer, Economist, Politician, Women for Democracy, Cali, Columbia; "On Government and Guerrillas" – prologo Hector Charry Samper & "La Otra Cara del Dolar" – prologo Enrique Law Murtra
Permaculture Designer; she was the Organizer: International Permaculture Conference 6 in Perth, Australia (?)
Author & Journalist, Complementary Economics and Sustainability;
The ecology of money. Green Books Ltd. 1999
Dr. Duane Elgin
author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist on global trends, and for media accountability;
Voluntary Simplicity (1981, 1993), Awakening Earth (1993), Promise Ahead (2000)
Charly Rainer Ehrenpreis
Dipl. Physiker, (Master of Physics) + guitarist and singer; 1979 co-founder and co-worker: project MEIGA, pracising the laws of spiritual economy and (together with Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn) the humanisation of money. Co-founder of the ZEGG Ecovillage (Belzig, Germany, founded in 1991) and Tamera Ecovillage (Alentejo, Portugal, founded in 1995); presently (together with Barbara Kovats and Thomas Lüdert) initiator of the "Solar Village" in Tamera;
www.tamera.org, click the button 'Solar Power Village'
Dr. Dagmar Everding
Architect, Urban Planner, Permaculture Designer, Director ECOFYS GmbH,
many publications on sustainable energy;
Prof. Dr. Helga Fassbinder
Architect, Urban Planning, Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands; ecological urban design.
Prof. Dr. Sharon Franquemont
Prof. of Intuition, John F. Kennedy University, Oakland, California, USA;
You Already Know What To Do, Penquin New York, 1999;
Permaculture Teacher & Practioner, Celtic Spirituality, Nimbim. NSW, Australia;
Permaculture & Ecovillage Training, Findhorn Foundation, Forrres, Scotland
Leader in the Greens and Peace movement worldwide, community activist, has co-founded an international peace organization and taught educators on peace building. Co-Director of Earth Rights Institute, presently working with Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, initiating a new international program developing the criteria and certification for sustainable development, author + work on a TV series on 'How to live Green'.
Prof. Dr. Franz Theo Gottwald
Agriculture & Horticulture, Humbolt University Berlin, Germany;
Deep Ecology, 1995 & Self-Help through Meditation, 2004
Prof. Dr. Sandy Halliday
Engineering Design for Sustainable Development, Stratclyde, Scotland;
Mediation trainings, Mediation, Non-violent communication (nvc),
permaculture practice and Zen;Zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit
- Wo bleibt das Mitgefühl im Streitfall?, 2004;
Prof. Dr. Marija Heffer-Lauc
Biology & Medicine, University of Osijek School of Medicine, Croatia;
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2003;
Dipl.Ing. Landscape planner, Permaculture Designer, Co-Founder Die Planungswerkstatt in Freising, Bavaria, Germany; runs the Info Center for German Permaculture Institure; http://www.die-planungswerkstatt.de
Permaculture designer, teacher, eco-artist, and Editor of the Permaculture Activist living in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California.
Author, Center for New National Security, WV,USA;
Antja Kennedy; B.A., C.M.A.
Dancer, Choreographer, Movement Analysist, Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy
Architect, Urban Planner, Public & International Affairs, Prof. Emer. of Building
Technology & Ecological Architecture, University of Hannover, Germany;
Regional Complementary Currencies, Munich 2004;
Managing Director, JAK Members Bank, Skövde & Stockholm, Sweden;
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ervin Laszlo
Member, Club of Rome; founder General Evolution Research Group; Head: Advisory Committee, United Nations University, Director: United Nations Institute for Training and Research; Founder and President: Club of Budapest. You Can Change the World, UK 2004;
Permaculture Designer, educator; co-founder and currently Executive Director Ecocentro IPEC, Pirenopolis, Brazil.
Author of Sustainable Schools, São Paulo, 2004
HSH Prince Alfred von Liechtenstein
Chairman Advisory Board International Peace Foundation, Chairman Sponsoring Group for the Foundation of a Peace University; Liechtenstein.
Prof. Howard Liddell
Eco-City-Planner & Gaia-Architects, Edinburgh, Scotland;
Visiting Prof. in Oslo, Norway;
Jeweler & Favors.org Designer, Living Directory 2006.
Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard
World Future Society, Global Family, Women of Vision In Action,
Foundation for the Future, Association for Global New Thought;
Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, 2005
Leah McBey BA, PGDip (Otago)
Chair Finance and Strategy Committee
Dunedin City Council
B.Sc. & Master of Environmental Studies; independent consultant and project manager currently working in the fields of sustainable lifestyles, planetary health & well-being, futures ecology; Member, Union of International Associations & Council Member, European Partners for the Environment, Brussels, Belgium
Author, contributing editor: The People-Centered Development Forum;
general secretary:GAP International (Global Action Plan for the Earth), Sweden
Dr. Anne Miller
Home Economics, Market Research, Assessing Student Learning,
Director of QualitySupport at Liverpool John Moores Univerity, England;
Dr. Reema Nanavaty
Social Activist, Permaculture Designer and Director of Economic and Rural Development, Self Employed Women's Association, SEWA, Bhadra, Ahmedabad, India;
Permaculture Designer, Youth Peace Worker, Prinzhoefte, Germany
+ All Nations Café, Palestine/Israel;
Emer O'Siochru, M.Arch.
Architect, Eco-village Designer, Barefoot Economist, Dublin, Ireland;
Irish Renewable Energy Policy, 2004;
Prof. Gunter Pauli
Eco-Systems Designer, Eco-Business, Businessman, Member of the Club of Rome,?Founder - Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) + Global ZERI Network;?Upsizing; 2000 + The Paradigm Shifted: The Renaissance of the Rainforest, 2005
Prof. Dr. Nicanor Perlas
Applied Cosmic Anthropology, Asian Social Institute, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, TruthForce; www.truthforce.info Global Network for Social Threefolding, www.globenet3.org; Co-Founder, President and Executive Director, Center for Alternative Development Initiatives, Metro Manila and Iloilo City, www.cadi.ph; Shaping Globalization – Civil Society, Ciltural Power & Threefolding, Pasig City, Philippines, 2000
During the 1980s, Polish "Solidarity" movement; joined Ashoka as the Poland Country Director for Ashoka in 1994; practicing family psychotherapist, Director of the Community Mental Health Center for Children and Youth in Warsaw; Innovator for the Public and Professional Development and Training & Director for international staff at Ashoka; launched the Ashoka program in Poland and the Baltic countries (1998-2001) and the US Ashoka program (2000); initiated the Bridge for Universities and Society global initiative; board member of several grass-root non-profits in Poland.
Prof. Dr. Heloisa Primavera
RedLASES = Red LatinoAmericana de Socioeconomia Solidaria, Buenos Aires
Eco-Architect, Ecocity Visionary & Builder, Urban Ecology, International Ecocity Conferences since 1990; Village Wisdom: Future Cities, 1997
Spritual healer and teacher. Founder of the Cielo Azul Foundation.
Prof. Dr. Henness Semar
Aquaculture & Engineering, University of Malta & Malta Transport Authority;
Aqauculture & Permaculture, 1984 & Network Infrastructure Directorate, 2004;
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Physicist + Environmantal Scientist & Activist, Eco-Feminist and Peace Worker, 1993 Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize), 1982 Founder of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, works against Globalization and Bio-patents - and for Biodiversity and Organic Farming, Author of many books e.g. Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Dr. Pamela Snider
Naturopathic Medicine in theory, practice and politics, Seattle WA, USA; Consortium Director, ACCAHC; Member, Executive Committee, IHPC & National Education Dialogue, 2005
Design teacher for 16 years in natural builder & organizer, Permaculture Designer and Co-Founder of Ecocentro, Pirenòpolis, Brazil;
Experienced trainer and facilitator runningpermaculture courses in UK since 1989;
founder member Permaculture Education Project [PEP]; working in WEA [Workers' Educational Association]
Project Development and IT support for learning and teaching.
Authoress, African Rituals & Spirituality for Westerners, Burkino Faso & California, USA; The Spirit of Intimacy, 1997 + Falling Out of Grace, 2003;
Dr. Peter Spiegel
Author, Business Consultant & Terra Institut for Global Community Solutions;
Faktor Mensch – Ein Report an die Global Marshall Plan Initiative, 2005
Lifelong activist in peace and global justice movements, a leader in the feminist and earth-based spirituality movements, author or coauthor of ten books, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising; The Earth Path.
Co-Director and Associate Editor of Positive News, a quarterly international newspaper published in Britain with a print run of some 70,000 copies.
A former Independent Television News journalist, Parliamentary Lobby Journalist, TV documentary maker and broadcaster, she is currently engaged in developing the International Positive News Network and Positive News Online.
Plumber, engineer, CEO of HATI, Berlin, Germany. Member of the working group for Appropriate Technology. Advisor to different craftsmen's guilds on Information Technology.
Prof. Johan Van Lengen
Bio-Architect, Founder of TIBÀ & University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Handbook of the Barefoot Architect, Rio de Janiero, 2006;
Organic farmer, permaculture designer & teacher of vocational permaculture training, designer & builder of waste water re-use systems; Spain;
Social Worker, Strawbale Builder, Permaculture Designer & Teacher;
Sualmana Permaculture Gardens, Swalmen, Netherlands;
Sarah West, M.Sc.
Environmental Scientist, Ecovillage & Constructed Wetlands Specialist, Australia;
UN Representative CCC-UN Association of World Citizens, Citizens for a United Nations People's Assembly International Representative, Steering Committee Member, World Civil Society Forum, UN NGO Representative Global Ecovillage Network.
Prof. Christiane Woehler
Industrial textile designer, formerly University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover,Germany, research and consultancy in Sustainable Textiles, living in Steyerberg, Germany.
Inspired by his childhood mentoring with tracker and author Tom Brown, Jr., Wilderness Awareness School founder, based in California; principal author of both The Kamana Naturalist Training Program and The North American Master Shikari Sequence for CyberTracker.
In keeping with its global vision, the Advisory Board of Gaia University is much larger than a conventional University Advisory Board.
The 2007 European Advisory Board meeting will be held from July 26-29 at Lebensgarten Ecovillage , Steyerberg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Future meetings will likely be in Australia, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Associates studying for MSc degrees or Graduate Diplomas in 2006 will have the opportunity to meet with members of this remarkable group in Germany. Some have agreed to serve as Specialist Advisers.
Board of External Reviewers: In the Capstone year of MSc and BSc degree programs, Gaia University Associate Outputs are externally reviewed by independent reviewers as a final stage in the IMCA Socrates® Quality Assurance system.
Our External Reviewers are carefully selected people with high academic and professional standing with strong higher educational review experience and who understand the nature of action learning.
This independent, external review procedure, required by our accreditor IMCA, along with an annual, independent whole-system inspection, is an essential element in ensuring the high standards inherent in the IMCA Socrates® Quality Assurance system.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Otterpohl
Prof. Dr. Stephen Yeo
Social Historian with special interests in Cooperative movements;
Chair of Govenors, Cooperative College, Rochdale, England
and former Principal, Ruskin College, Oxford, England. http://www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/1997-8/weekly/260398/new s/story_5.htm
Civil Engineer, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany; new concept of sustainable sanitation, industrial sewage and re-use of sewage, wastewater management & water protection, Chairman of ZERI (Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives)-Deutschland, runs further education in English for civil and environmental engineers from all over the world. http://www.tu-harburg.de/aww/otter/