<<November 22, 2000>>
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Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor <tapio.varis@uta.fi>

Peter T. Knight, Ph.D. <ptknight@attglobal.net>

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton <ecjpelton@aol.com>

Dear Peter and Joe:

(1) David Johnson is coming to DC to be one of the panelists (with the
president of the Univ. of Maryland) at the session on International
Education of the annual conference of Fulbright Alumni Association --
see its schedule at <http://www.fulbright.org>.

It is from 9:00 am to 10:30 am of December 3rd at Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Dear Peter:

(2) Since you are Fulbrighter, you can attend it with $40 (member) for the
day -- I will register with the same.

Can you attend it to assist David on GSTF project, if necessary? -- I
will supplement with our GUS project.

Dear Joe, Peter and David:

(3) Can we meet at the lobby of the hotel at 12:30 pm to have a luncheon
discussion on the next steps of our GSTF/GUS projects?

Looking forward to hearing your response soon,

Best, Tak

(a) This year's J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding
will go to Former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari (ATTACHMENT III and IV).

If he attends David's session, we may have a chance to meet with him.

Dear Tapio:

My wholehearted congratulations to you and all of Finnish.

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 10:57:11 -0500
From: djohnutk <djohnutk@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Fulbright Association meeting in DC

Hello Tak:

Glad to find you are back after a good trip to Asia. From your reports, I
gather it was a productive journey.

I want to encourage you to attend the Fulbright Association meeting in
Washington next week. At the conference I will be responding to a talk on Dec.
3 by the President of the University of Maryland University College. I
believe he will speak on the subject of distance education. This will provide
an opportunity I hope to relate the outlines of the GSTF/GUS. The Fulbright
prize this year will go to the President of Finland (perhaps past president by
now). He is a friend of Tapio. It might provide an opportunity to say hello
and reinforce the Tampere connection. The prize is very prestigious and has
gone to Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, and Vaclav Havel, among others. If you
come to DC perhaps we can spend some time together with others there such as
Peter Knight to discuss and update us about progress and next steps. Events
in global distance learning are moving very fast, and we need to remain at the
cutting edge.

I had a very nice lunch and meeting with Jim Miller recently in Seattle. His
potential project in Jordan sounds most promising.

Hope this finds you well. Regards to Hisae.

Dave Johnson

Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 13:53:44 -0500
From: djohnutk <djohnutk@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: RE: Fulbright Association meeting in DC


I can appreciate your reluctance to pay the high fees for the whole
conference. Suggest you look at the Web page for the Fulbright Association
and see if it is possible to attend selected events. I can be available for
meeting with J. Pelton and P. Knight on afternoon, December 3 or, better,
December 4, Monday. Advise if you want to, and are able to, arrange.


Dave Johnson

>===== Original Message From utsumi@columbia.edu =====
>Dear David:
>(1) I am willing to assist you during your session, if I can attend only the
>session -- without paying high registration fee of the whole conference.
>(2) I believe the conference on Sunday is only for a half day.
>(3) If you need, I will ask if Peter can also attend the session in the same
>way. Pls let me know, though I am not sure where he will be on the date.
>It is a good idea to get together for our next step discussion in the
>afternoon of 12/3rd -- if also necessary, I will ask Joe Pelton to come for
>this gathering.
>(4) I am afraid if we can meet with the president of Finland -- since the
>award ceremony is usually held in other day of the conference. It would be
>great if he can attend your session, too.
>Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 07:55:28 -0500
From: Fulbright Association <fulbright@fulbright.org>
Subject: 2000 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding



Jelita McLeod
Fulbright Association
(202) 331-1590

Trey Paris
The Coca-Cola Foundation
(404) 676-4952


Ahtisaari Recognized as International Peacemaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 13, 2000) - The Fulbright Association announced
today that the 2000 J. William Fulbright Prize for International
Understanding will be awarded to Martti Oiva Kalvei Ahtisaari, former
president of Finland. President Ahtisaari will be honored in a ceremony at
the International Trade Center on December 1.

A diplomat for more than 30 years and president of Finland from 1994 to
2000, Martti Ahtisaari has served as peacemaker in some of the world's most
troubled areas. His commitments to strengthening civil society, extending
democratic practices, and furthering peaceful cooperation and coexistence
have repeatedly led foreign governments to seek his aid in resolving
difficult and violent conflicts.

Lee H. Hamilton, chairman of the international selection committee for the
2000 J. William Fulbright Prize, said, "Martti Ahtisaari's tremendous
contributions to international peace and understanding span many decades and
several regions of the world. He has played a central role in bringing
independence and peace to Namibia, helping to resolve the wars in Bosnia and
Kosovo, and, most recently, mediating the difficult conflict in Northern Ireland."

"Mr. Ahtisaari's career reflects a long-standing and deeply held commitment
to international reconciliation and understanding," added Mr. Hamilton, who
is director of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a
former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on
International Relations. "Mr. Ahtisaari's extraordinary work and steady
leadership are to be commended. His many achievements - at the United
Nations, as president of Finland, and as citizen of the world - explain the
great esteem he enjoys in the international community."

The J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding carries a
$50,000 award provided by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Fulbright
Association created the Fulbright Prize in 1993 with a grant from The
Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary
contributions toward bringing peoples, cultures or nations to greater
understanding of others. Previous recipients of the award are former South
African President Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former
Austrian Federal Chancellor Franz Vranitzky, former Philippine President
Corazon C. Aquino, Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, former Chilean
President Patricio Aylwin Azscar, and United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights Mary Robinson.

Frederick G. Acker, president of the Fulbright Association's Board of
Directors, said, "President Ahtisaari is one of the great peacemakers of the
20th century. He has spent much of his distinguished career brokering
solutions to seemingly hopeless conflicts in Namibia, Kosovo and Northern
Ireland. Namibians so appreciated his efforts over 13 years in achieving
their peaceful independence that they granted him honorary citizenship."

As Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for
Namibia, President Ahtisaari led the UN's Transition Assistance Group in
Namibia (1989-1990). He helped to supervise Namibia's move toward
independence from South Africa and played a key role in ensuring a smooth
transition through free and fair elections.

Beginning in the early 1990s, President Ahtisaari became involved in the
former Yugoslavia, heading the effort to draft a plan to divide Bosnia into
a series of autonomous provinces and allow for the return of refugees. The
experience prepared him for his next Balkan challenge, when in 1999 he was
asked to serve as mediator in the Kosovo conflict, working with former
Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin and U.S. Deputy Secretary of
State Strobe Talbott to negotiate with former Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic and bring an end to NATO military intervention.

During his tenure as president of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari oversaw his
country's entry into the European Union and continued his peacemaking
efforts. His diplomatic skills were called upon once again in May 2000,
when the British government appointed him to the team overseeing the
inspections of IRA weapons dumps in Northern Ireland.

Serving on the international committee convened by the Fulbright Association
to select the 2000 laureate were Dr. R. Fenton-May, Director of Operations
Development, The Coca-Cola Company; Mr. Herman Liebaers, former Head of the
Royal Library, Belgium; Ms. Leticia Ma Tay, Rector, Universidad Tecnolsgica
Centroamericana, Honduras; Dr. Hassan Mekouar, Professor, Mohammed V
University, Morocco, and former president of the Moroccan-American
Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (the Fulbright Commission);
and Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, president, Tel Aviv University, Israel, and
former Israeli ambassador to the United States. Mr. Hamilton served as the
committee's chairman.

The Fulbright Association is a private, non-profit organization that
supports and promotes the Fulbright Program, an international educational
and cultural exchange initiative created in 1946 by legislation sponsored by
the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. There are now over
200,000 Fulbright alumni throughout the world.

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 13:57:16 -0500
From: djohnutk <djohnutk@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
To: tapio.varis@uta.fi
Cc: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Fulbright Prize

Dear Tapio:

I am pleased to inform you that the 2000 Fulbright Prize will be
awarded to Former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari. As a
past-president of the Fulbright Association and one of the creators
of the prize, I take special pleasure in noting this award. I will
be at the ceremonies in Washington on December 1 and will be speaking
at the conference on December 3. More information on the prize
can be obtained at:


With best wishes,

Dave Johnson
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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 Tennessee
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Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
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Peter T. Knight, Ph.D.
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Knight, Moore - Telematics for Education and Development
Communications Development Incorporated (CDI)
Strategy, Policy, Design, Implementation, Evaluation
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http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/GSTF.html -- about GSTF

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
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