<<November 22, 2000>>
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Carolina Salazar Ibaqez <csalazar@uvmnet.edu>

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

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>

Francisco Evangelista Vieira <franciscov@iadb.org


Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias <mardias@club-internet.fr>

Dear Carolina:

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

(2) It will be my great honor and pleasure to accept your cordial invitation
to attend your International Forum for Continuing Education in September, 2002.

Pls let me know the details of the forum, date and place, and travel plans, etc.

Pls also let me have your complete address (snail mail address, phone/fax, URL, etc.)

(3) Tapio is now initiating a project with his colleagues at the United
Nations University of Peace and the University of Costa Rica to
establish a virtual university for Central America and the Caribbean --
with a fund from Finnish government.

(a) You can find its initial outline at http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Final_Report/Pilot_Project_Proposals/Central-America/infoDev_Proposal_Form.html

(b) Since there is ample time, I wonder if you can form a coalition in
your country (or region) to join in Tapio's project, along with
our Global University System (GUS) project -- pls click Current
Reference Websites" at the top of the home page of our web site
which is listed in my electronic signature below.

(c) For the formation of a coalition, pls retrieve GUS/Philippines
coalition formed in Manila, 10/25-31/00 - November 15, 2000" at


particularly, references #1, 2 and 3 in this listserve distribution.

(4) His previous msg told me that the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
planned to hold a conference on a similar subject in Managua, Nicaragua
this fall, though it was postponed.

Pls retrieve his PowerPoint slides on our Global University System
project prepared for this event at; http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Global_University/Global%20University%20System/Tapio's_Slides_on_GUS/index.htm

(5) About the vision building for the global e-learning, pls visit
Reference Materials for Constructing Guidelines for Global E-Learning" at


particularly, those references made by Marco Antonio Rodrigues Dias.

Dear Francisco:

(6) Thanks you very much for your attendance at the TechNet seminar of the
World Bank/InfoDev about our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project on 10/19th.

(7) Pls feel free to contact Tapio and Ed Friedman to ask their counterparts
at your IADB for their projects in Central and Latin America, respectively.

Dear Tapio and Ed:

Francisco wanted to know the names of your counterparts.

Keep in touch.

Best, Tak

From: "Lic. Carolina Salazar" <csalazar@uvmnet.edu>
To: "Tak Utsumi" <utsumi@friends-partners.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 17:05:36 -0600

Mr. Utsumi:

The Universidad del Valle de Mexico jointly with the Nancy2 University
invites to participate in the International Forum for Contining Education;
suported by the recent association of our universities creatong the
WorldWIde Association Contining in BusSines.

In this forum we wlli integrate the educative visions of Eurpoe and America
presenting programs, conferences, workshops and innovating panels about
life-long education.

The Association has a shared two party presidency that during years 2 will
form the new strategic visions globalization with the universities of world.

For my University is an honor that you accept to coming in 2002 september
and participe like a speaker in this important international forum .

Please contac me .

Carolina Salazar Ibaqez.
General Director for Contining Education Sistem.
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Carolina Salazar Ibaqez.
General Director for Contining Education Sistem
Universidad del Valle de Mexico

P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Chairman, GLOSAS/Finland
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
Hypermedia laboratory
University of Tampere
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33101 Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
Tel: +358-3-614-5247--office in Hameenlinna
Tel: +358-3-215 6243--mass media lab in Tampere
GSM: +358-50-567-9833
Fax: +358-3-215 7503

Prof. Jose Brenes Andre
President of Consta Rica Fulbright Association
Escuela de Fisica
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro
Tel: +506-207-5019
Fax: +506-225-5511

Francisco Evangelista Vieira
Consultant of Education, Health, Science & Technology
Information Technology for Development Unit (ROS/IDU)
c/o, Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577
Fax: 202-623-1862

Dr. Edward A. Friedman
Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)
Professor of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Fax: 201-216-8069
EIES No. 1871

Dr. Marco Antonio R. Dias
Vice President, Global University System
Consultant of United Nations University
Former Director, Division of Higher Education of UNESCO
36, Rue Ernest Renan
92.190 Meudon
Tel: +33-1-45 34 3509
+33-1-45-68-3009 (UNU office in Paris)
Fax: +33-1-45 34 3509
* 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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