<<October 1, 1999>>

Alex Skaridov <skar@admiral.ru>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky <narvsky@astrive.com>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

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

(1) Dear Mr. Skaridov:

I am writing this at the suggestion of Myron Nordquist.

Myron told me that you would like to have a distance education program
between your school and the US Army JAG School of Law and the University of Virginia.

In my following msg, I am sending you a copy of our listserve
distribution made on September 29th which includes the Request For
Proposal (RFP) of IREX program which was created by the US Congress.

IREX was established in 1968 to provide access for U.S.
specialists to scholars, policy-makers, and research resources of
the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and to promote
scholarly cooperation with the region. IREX programs deliver a
broad range of services to researchers, scholars, and
policy-makers from the United States and an array of partner

IREX will collect and organize information gathered by the fellows
and periodically publish a kind of Internet "yellow and white
pages" for the former Soviet Union, with annotated e-mail
addresses and reports on local academic and non-governmental
institutions, so that American scholars can more effectively
contact colleagues overseas who share similar research interests
(and vice-versa).

One of their program, VEGA, is also presently providing network
connections to non-governmental organizations concerned with
interethnic relations as part of a project on ethnic conflict
resolution in conjunction with the Institute of Ethnography of the
Russian Academy of Sciences and the Harvard Conflict Management

Pls visit the web sites of IREX listed in my following msg for
more information about it.

This IREX program is for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and its
fund will be provided from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Pls let me know if you would be interested in applying it.

(2) Dear Myron:

If his reply is affirmative, we may visit IREX office in Washington,
D.C. on October 19th with Kim and David Johnson to hear of their
guidelines for the application.

Pls arrange the appointment with the following IREX officers;

Staff contacts:
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
1616 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20006

Targeted Exchanges:
Emilie Dickson
Program Officer
Information Resources and Dissemination Program:
Jennifer Ragland
Program Officer
Small Grants for Partnership Development Program:
Melissa Mooza
Program Officer

(3) Dear David:

When you contact the Carnegie Corporation of New York, you may mention
of this possible project, and arrange our (you, Kim and me) visit to
them in New York City on October 20th -- sorry Myron cannot join due to
his previous commitments.

(4) Dear Mr. Skaridov:

About our activities, pls visit followings at

1. Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi,

2. Proposed Global University System Structure,

3. World Regional Project Summaries,

4. Pacific/Asia Pilot Project Partners,

5. Pacific/Asia Brainstorming Summary,

6. Montana/Pacific Distance Learning Project,

7. Collaboration with Asian Open Universities,

8. Tokyo Workshop (Spring 2000)/Proposed Conference Activities,

9. Tampere Workshop (August, 1999): Emerging Global Electronic
Distance Learning (EGEDL) International Conference and
Workshop, University of Tampere, Finland

Our contact person in St. Petersburg is;

Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky
Head of the Department of Multimedia and Distance Education
of St.Petersburg State Marine Technical University
General Director of Lanck Software Ltd.
3 Lotsmanskaya street
St.Petersburg, 190008
ph +7-812-325-8146
fax +7-812-157-2455
(The above two sites are bilingual about St.Petersburg museums,
developed by Andrey's group.)

Pls feel free to ask him about our activities -- he attended our
Tampere event, also.

Looking forward to receiving your response,

Best, Tak
List of Distribution

Alex Skaridov
Russian Academy for Human Science
St. Petersburg Naval Academy

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Dr. Andrey S. Narvsky
Head of the Department of Multimedia and Distance Education
of St.Petersburg State Marine Technical University
General Director of Lanck Software Ltd.
3 Lotsmanskaya street
St.Petersburg, 190008
ph +7-812-325-8146
fax +7-812-157-2455

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor of School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4051
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229
* 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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