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Heitor Gurgulino de Souza

Gurgulino de Souza, Heitor

Gurgulino de Souza, Heitor

President, World Academy of Art & Science, World University Consortium; Vice President, Club of Rome; Secretary General, The International Association of University Presidents, Brazil. Email - hgurgulino@aol.com

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President, World Academy of Art & Science, World University Consortium; Vice President, Club of Rome; Secretary General, The International Association of University Presidents, Brazil. Email - hgurgulino@aol.com

Professor Gurgulino de Souza, President of World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium was Director of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil from 1975 to 1978 and then became Special Adviser to its President. From 1972 to 1974 he headed the Department of University Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Culture located in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. From 1970 to 1974 he was Rector of the Federal University of Sao Carlos, State of Sao Paulo.

Professor Gurgulino de Souza has been involved in a number of international organizations active in the promotion of academic research and teaching. On 3O March 1987, Secretary-General Javier Peréz de Cuéllar, after consultation with the Director-General of UNESCO, and with his concurrence, appointed him as Rector of the UNU to succeed Soedjatmoko. He assumed the office in September 1987. After leaving UNU in 1997, Professor Gurgulino de Souza was named Special Advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO, a position he held until 1999. He is currently the Secretary General of the International Association of University Presidents in Brazil and the Vice President of the Club Of Rome presiding the Brazilian Chapter.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Our Common Enemies & Our Best Friends
The re-emergence of dangerous East-West tensions, atrocities in the Middle East, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), bloodshed in Ukraine, traumas inflicted on many chil­dren by war and violence, massive war in Europe becoming imaginable for the first time since the end of the Cold War, violation of current international laws, unfulfilled expectations, missed opportunities offered by the end of the Cold War and in the Middle East, as well as attempts to “solve” them...
Expanding Network of Networks   ( New Paradigm )
 Get Full Text in PDF The World Academy of Art & Science was founded as a network of concerned individuals committed to addressing the multi-faceted global challenges of the modern era. It would appear that a small group of people – no matter how distinguished – cannot expect to have significant impact on problems that span the entire globe and confront all of humanity. But appearances can be deceiving. On closer examination, we discover that each of our members is a member of many...
Reflections on the Future of Global Higher Education - WAAS Conference Report   ( Education )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Education is the most important catalyst of social evolution. Today higher education is in the early stages of a revolutionary transition that will have immense impact on the future of global society. This article presents an overview of perspectives explored at the World Academy's Forum on Global Higher Education conducted at the University of California at Berkeley on October 2-3, 2013. It examines issues resulting from rapid changes in educational...
A Revolution and a New Paradigm in Education
 Get Full Text in PDF Knowledge is the sustenance of civilization and culture. Language is the instrument for mental comprehension and transmission of knowledge. Education is the means by which each generation passes on to the next in a concentrated, systematic manner the cumulative knowledge and wisdom acquired in the past. Of all the technologies developed by humanity, none is as powerful and sophisticated as the means we have fashioned to gather, organize, store, share and transmit...
Call for United Action   ( Global Governance & Democracy ), ( Global Governance & Law )
Get Full Text in PDF Very warm congratulations on the new journal - it certainly has a role to play in today's world.* Over the holidays I had an opportunity to read some of the well-written articles in the first issue of Cadmus.  I also read and liked "OUR VISION" published on the second page in which you requested "my ideas" regarding this new endeavor. WAAS completed fifty years in 2010, Club of Rome reached its fortieth anniversary in 2008, and the Pugwash Movement...