<<March 21, 2000>>

John C. Afele <jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca>

Peter T. Knight <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Shahab Khan <Afroz@khi.compol.com>

Vincent Lowe <vincentlowe@hotmail.com>

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo <tbarcelo@iconn.com.ph>

Drisha Leggitt <drisha_leggitt@agilent.com>

Emilio Vento <evento@unido.org>

Dr. David A. Johnson <daj@utk.edu>

Dr. Gayle D. Cooper <gcooper@knoxville-notes.ips.utk.edu>

Dear John:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2)  Very glad to hear that you had a very fruitful trip to the Global
     Knowledge Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(3)  Yes, Peter Knight kindly requested the conference organizers to list our
     Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project among the activities and
     programs under consideration.  Unfortunately, he could not obtain his
     travel grant from the InfoDev so that it did not produce any results
     from the conference attendees.

(4)  I am very sorry you could not talk with Shahab during the conference --
     well, next time somewhere.

Dear Dr. Lowe:

(5)  I am very happy to receive your msg (ATTACHMENT II) by the kind
     introduction of John.

(6)  Congratulations on your excellent web site!!

     I took the liberty of admitting you in our listserve so that you will be
     kept updated with our daily progress.

(7)  Yes, we are planning to have a mini-workshop at the University of
     Philippines/Open University (UPOU) in Manila.  If you can attend it, we
     can discuss further how we can collaborate.

     Pls visit "Draft of Travel Grant Application to the National Science
     Foundation for the Manila Mini-Workshop -- 1 of 5: Travel Grant
     Application / 2 of 5: Workshop Schedule / 3 of 5: Grant Nominees / 4 of
     5: Philippine Counterparts / 5 of 5: GUS in the Philippines Pilot
     Project Proposal - February 16-17, 2000" at <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/global-univ-2000.html>.

     Although Teresita of UPOU wishes to have this workshop in June, it will
     conflict with our mini-workshop at the Open University in U.K. -- see
     "Grant application to IREX for mini-workshop at UK Open University -
     February 23, 2000" at the above web site -- though not definite yet, it
     has been planned to have it in June.

     I am now waiting Ms. Leggitt's reply to our request of Agilent
     Technologies' help -- see "Respectfully requesting Agilent Technologies'
     help - March 16, 2000" at the above web site.

     Once we confirmed the possibility of our demonstrations in Manila, we
     will fix the date of our workshop there.

(8)  The second opportunity of our mtg could be at the workshop of the United
     Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Kuala Lumpur,
     Malaysia in September (thought not definite yet).

     Pls visit "UNIDO conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - January 21,
     2000" at the above web site.

     I do not know how far your town is from Kuala Lumpur.

(9)  The third opportunity of our mtg could happen when David Johnson
     materializes his plan for us (he and me) to make a exploratory tour of
     preliminary talks with universities in South Asian countries (e.g,
     Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.) for collaboration.

Dear Gayle:

(10) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT III).

     This is very encouraging, and we would be very happy if we can be of any
     help for disseminating your excellent courses not only to Amazon area of
     South America, but also to many South Asian countries.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 12:09:09 -0500
From: John Afele <jafele@uoguelph.ca>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Introducing Dr. Vincent Lowe

Dear Prof. Utsumi-san:

The Global Knowledge Forum in Kuala Lumpur was a worthwhile trip. I
recognized the Global Service Trust Fund among the list of activities
and programs under consideration. I was a facilitator at the Governance
Tract during the session: Sovereignty in the Information Age. For this
role, I had purchased Richard Rosecrance's book "The Rise of The Virtual
State: Wealth and Power in The Coming Century, the review by Robert
Reich, which you had sent to your list as "Greetings of the Season." I
was not able to meet Shahab Khan; I had sent him an email while in Kuala
Lumpur but he apparently did not access the message until his return.
But we have been communicating regarding Planwel University.

I would like to introduce to you someone whose accomplishments in
"lifelong learning, anytime, anyplace" might be relevant to the efforts
of the Global University System, especially the Asia-Pacific Region
activities. Dr. Vincent Lowe is with the Mahirnet Group of Malaysia and
I mentioned GUS to him. He is very much interested in participating in
GUS activities, and seeing where Malaysia has reached in its economic,
social, and technological advances, I am of the view that their
experiences and visions might be of help to countries in the South.

His email:

URL: http://www.mahirnet.com

Thanking you,

John Afele
                         ATTACHMENT II

From: "Dato' Dr Vincent Lowe" <vincentlowe@hotmail.com>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 16:42:41 PST

Dear Prof Utsumi,

After John Akele introduced us, I hope you will not mind my contacting you.
Mahirnet is our virtual learning company, and you can get info on us by
visiting our website at www.mahirnet.com. Please do visit and if there is
anyway we can team up, I would love to. John says you are organising
something in Manila mid year. Keep me informed,
I look forward to hearing from you,

Vincent Lowe
                         ATTACHMENT III

From: gcooper@knoxville-notes.ips.utk.edu
Subject: Re: Error Condition Re: Re: Videoconf. from Renaissance Center during
Manaus workshop
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Cc: David Johnson <daj@utk.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 16:49:28 -0500

We will be happy to sponsor the NSF proposal, and we will have UT
representation.  I suggested to David that we have Fadia represent TVU and
UT New College, since she works for me and is a UT employee.  As I
mentioned to David, I think we will have the opportunity to demonstrate a
model Global University partnership, once we launch "New College."  We
anticipate that to happen some time in 2001.

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John C. Afele, Ph.D
International Program for Africa
Department of Plant Agriculture
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
Tel: +1-519-824-4120 ext 3934
Fax: +1-519-763-8933
Email: jafele@plant.uoguelph.ca

Peter T. Knight
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1-202-775-2132 (secretary), 1-202-721-0348 (direct)
Fax: 1-202-775-2135 (office), 1-202-362-8482 (home)
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
IP for CU-SeeMe:
http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/GSTF.html -- about GSTF

Shahab Khan
Planwel University
Planwel Institute of Science and Technology (PLANWEL)
A-1, L.C.H.S
Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Block-20
Karachi. 75290, Pakistan
Tel: 011-92-21-811-5851
Fax: 011-92-21-811-6178

Vincent Lowe
Dato' Vincent Lowe, LLB (Hons), PhD (MIT)
Adviser, Education & Multimedia Business
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (128740-P)
Mahirnet Co Ltd
E203 Kelana Parkview
No. 1 Jalan SS 6/2
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel:  (60)3-7032920
Fax:  (60)3-7033049
Email:  vincentlowe@hotmail.com

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Philippines/Open University
Manila, Philippines
Tel: 526-2272
Fax: 523-1633
Pager: 1441-17-1114

Drisha Leggitt
Corporate Community Relations Manager
US Community Relations Manager
Agilent Technologies
8000 Foothills Blvd.  MS 5778
Roseville, CA  95747-5778
(916) 748-3826 phone
(916) 785-9236 fax

Emilio Vento
UNIDO-ICS Liaison Officer
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 300
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (+43-1)-26026-3726
Fax: (+43-1)-26026-6811
E-mail: evento@unido.org

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229

Dr. Gayle D. Cooper
Associate Vice President
Statewide Continuing Education
Public Service and Continuing Education
The University of Tennessee
Suite 109 Student Services and Administration Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0212
Fax: 423-974-9014

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education  *
* Founder of CAADE                                                   *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education)      *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of     *
*   Global University System (GUS)                                   *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.               *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu;  Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676             *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/                            *

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