DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER AT WORLD PARLIAMENT
PLENARY SESSION - I
Need to promote “value based universal education system” based on the appropriate understanding of the role of science and spirituality / religion, to minimize chaos, confusion, terrorism and violence prevailing in the world’
Carolyn C. Jenkins
Carolyn C. Jenkins has taught in a variety of settings over the past 47 years. Most recently she teaches English to newly arrived refugees and immigrants living in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2011, she retired from Westminster College, in Salt Lake City, as Professor Emeritus in the School of Education. Her areas of expertise were in special education and science education. Early in Carolyn’s teaching career she realized the power of using curiosities about the natural world to motivate students with disabilities; therefore, her passion for teaching and learning encompassed both special education and science education.
In 2012, 2014 and 2016, Carolyn traveled to Wai, India with Westminster students and professors in order to work on the Wai- Westminster projects. The projects generally focused on literacy and science education for all students, including students with disabilities. One project, in particular led to great insights about the struggles for families who have students with special needs. Carolyn was inspired and motivated by the courageous stories she heard and help record.
In 2012, Carolyn remained in Wai for three months working with high school teacher at Tarkateertha Laxmanshastri Joshi Vidyalaya and teachers of students with severe disabilities at Rivka Sahil Akshar Institute.
Pritam Babu Sharma is an Indian academician and Vice Chancellor of Amity University, Gurgaon and ex Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University. Currently he is heading the Association of Indian Universities as the President. Sharma has a career spanning 44 years of experience in teaching and research, which includes 12 years at IIT Delhi, where he was a Professor of mechanical engineering before taking over as Principal of Delhi College of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University) in 1990. He led Delhi College of Engineering till 2009, and was then appointed the founder Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU), He is also the founding Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Kalyan Viswanathan received his Masters Degree in Computer and Information Science, from Ohio State University in 1993. Until recently he was a Global Practice Head,for a Business Information Management Practice for Tata Consultancy Services. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Dharma Civilization Foundation. Kalyan has studied Hindu Scriptures pertaining to Advaita Vedanta under Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who is a traditional teacher of Vedanta and founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. He is also the President of Sanatana Dharma Foundation, which is a Dallas, Texas based Non-Profit Organization.
Hiroo Saionji is the president of the Goi Peace Foundation and the World Peace Prayer Society. Together with his wife, Masami Saionji, he travels around the world promoting dialogues on peace and leading World Peace Prayer Ceremonies at the United Nations and at other international organizations. Hiroo Saionji is an Ambassador to the World Wisdom Council and active in its activities. He was the principal founder of The New Civilization initiative with thirteen partner organizations, including Kosmos Journal.
Scott R. Herriot
Professor of Business Administration teaching courses in sustainable business, strategy, financial management, statistics, operations management, and managerial economics.
Author of two recent books on sustainable business, "Feasibility Analysis for Sustainable Technologies: An Engineering-Economic Perspective" and "Metrics for Sustainable Business: Measures and Standards for the Assessment of Organizations" as well as freshman mathematics textbook that has the most rich collection of practical applications, Peer reviewer and team chair with the Higher Learning Commission (Chicago, IL) for the accreditation of colleges and universities.
Business Management (MBA), Faculty of Management, University of Delhi
Doctor of philosophy from Netherlands.
Project Coordinator – Science and Technical Academy of Sciences – Russia.
Industrialist: Automotive Enterprises, Delhi, India; CEO – Metallurgy
+Automotive Companies developed various technologies related to automobile components, casting, steel alloys, processes etc.
R&D project, Development of creep resistant steel for Railways in association with National metallurgical Lab, Jamshedpur
Setup two turnkey melting projects for Indian Defense Ministry in Muradnagar and Dehradun.
Present Engagement / Assignments:
UN: Defining SPRITUALITY with Logic & Science- for United Nations (UN).
NCERT: Presently developing Curriculum for Primary & Secondary Education, based on the concept of “Definition of Spirituality”. - National Council of Education Research & Training. (NCERT) + Central Board of Secondary Education. (CBSE). Govt. of India.
United Religions Initiative, Geneva: - Lobbying for Acceptance of the Definition of “Spirituality” – By UN, leading to inclusion of Spirituality Education in schools.
Vedic Knowledge for Civilization Harmony – Initiative of University of Massachusetts, Darmounth, USA.