Sonoko Niswander

Sonoko was born and educated in Japan, where she was a registered nurse and a licensed teacher of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. After relocating to New York City, Sonoko studied English and literature at Columbia University’s American Language Program and history and literature at Marymount Manhattan College. She continues to study English literature, especially poetry,… Continue reading Sonoko Niswander

Thomas Osborne

Thomas Osborne was born in Akron, Ohio. After receiving his BA degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1974, he completed his post graduate studies earning a Masters of Divinity studying at Methesco Seminary, Delaware, Ohio, 1978.  During this course of study he also studied at St. John’s College, Durham University in Durham, England,… Continue reading Thomas Osborne

Arie Kutz

Arie Kutz is a world-renowned Israeli architect. He completed his BA at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and his MA at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Mr. Kutz is a co-founder of Nir-Kutz Architects in Israel.  From 1990 to 1996 Mr. Kutz was member of the Central City Planning Team at the Tel… Continue reading Arie Kutz

Simonas Dovidavicius

Simonas Dovidavicius was born in 1960 in Lithuania. He graduated from the Kaunus Polytechnic Institute in engineering studies in 1984.  He received the interviewer certification from the Steven Spielberg Visual History Foundation in 1996 and the guide certificate from the State Tourism department in 2002. From 1983 to 1990, Mr. Dovidavicius was a deputy director… Continue reading Simonas Dovidavicius

Shoko and Yoni Golan

Yony Golan was born in Hedera, Israel 1980. When he was 8, he joined the “The Federation of Working and Studying Youth” an Israeli youth movement, a sister movement of the Labor party. The movement was founded in 1924 by the Youth in order to defend their rights. At the age 15, Yoni had his… Continue reading Shoko and Yoni Golan

Roman V. Yanushevsky

Roman V. Yanushevsky was born in 1979 in Russia. At the age 14, Roman went to the US as part of the foreign exchange student program IEF (International Educational Forum). In 1995, he graduated from the Farmington High School in Farmington, MO and returned to his hometown Ufa to finish his studies in Linguistic gymnasium… Continue reading Roman V. Yanushevsky

Anne Akabori

Anne Akabori was born in Sacramento, CA, and continues to maintain her home there.  Anne has traveled extensively throughout the USA as well as other countries, including Japan, Canada, Germany, Israel, China, and Lithuania as spokesperson for the Visas for Life Foundation, founded as an educational non-profit organization in 1997, by Hiroki Sugihara, and Anne… Continue reading Anne Akabori

Jasmin Mahmuzic

Jasmin Mahmuzic was born in Sarajevo in 1973. He graduated with the degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Sarajevo and holds a Masters degree in Economics from the same University. He received his MBA degree at the University of Delaware. With the grant from the U.S. State Department in 1999, Mr. Mahmuzic furthered… Continue reading Jasmin Mahmuzic

Shmulik A. Bass

Shmulik A. Bass was born in 1963 in Israel.  Already at an early age, he was an exceptional student, skipping 8th year classes and moving faster in his education process. From 1981-1987, he served in the Israel Defense Force as a programmer, system designer and systems analyst. He graduated from the Tel Aviv University with… Continue reading Shmulik A. Bass

INDEX – System of geo-referenced socio-economic Information

Mediterranean Development Initiative (MDI) Tunis, Tunisia (read more) Job insecurity and a lack of local economic opportunities continue to be primary concerns among Tunisia’s population in recent years. New ways to provide these are urgently needed; particularly geographically differentiated approaches that take into account the root causes and full complexity of the spatial inequalities in… Continue reading INDEX – System of geo-referenced socio-economic Information

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