<<September 4, 2000>>
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Professor Mark Armstrong <m.armstrong@rmit.edu.au>

John M. Eger <jeger@mail.sdsu.edu>

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

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

Dear Professor Armstrong:

(1) Many thanks for your msgs of 8/31/00;

(a) Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 18:17:08 +1000
To: Recipient List Suppressed:;
From: Mark Armstrong <m.armstrong@rmit.edu.au>
Subject: Foundations Meeting: St Pete Beach 25 September

(b) Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 18:41:34 +1000
To: Recipient List Suppressed:;
From: Mark Armstrong <m.armstrong@rmit.edu.au>
Subject: Foundations Meeting: e-mail addresses

I am distributing this msg to the email list members
provided in this msg, as you suggested.

I have read with my great interest the pdf file attached in Item (1)-(a)
above; Hoso-Bunka Foundation, Inc. "Fifth Meeting of Foundations and
Institutions concerned with The Future of World Communications and World
Community: Highlights of the Discussion," Kuala Lumpur, September 1999.

This conference proceeding in pdf format can be downloaded at
or directly at <http://www.ni.rmit.edu.au/pdf/hbf5.pdf>.

(2) Dr. Joe Pelton, one of our GLOSAS/USA board member, kindly introduced me to you.

Joe and Dr. Peter Knight (another GLOSAS board member) are now kindly
forging ahead our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project for closing
the digital divide between developed and developing countries. The main
goal of this project is to expand educational opportunities and improve
health in developing countries by enabling these countries to:

1. Make full use of electronic distance education and telemedicine.
2. Participate actively and fully in data-intensive and media-intensive exchanges with bothÅ@developed countries and other developing countries.
3. Participate interactively and fully in joint research, professional development, and knowledge-building activities with institutions and organizations in other countries.

Joe would like to combine a large event in January or February 2001 at
the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum celebrating the making of the movie
2001 with the annual conference of his Arthur C. Clark Institute for
Telecommunication and Information (CITI) and a Global Summit of world
leaders endorsing GSTF. He also plan Arthur C. Clarke's participation
and an Arthur C. Clarke lecture at the event. Joe is working on Rupert
Murdock to give the lecture. He has obtained commitments from Intelsat
and WorldSpace to support the event and GSTF project. He hopes to jump
start the GSTF by obtaining Murdock's endorsement of GSTF and
participation in the summit meeting on GSTF.

Since Joe cannot attend your mtg on September 25th in Tampa, FL because
of his family matters, he requested me to attend your mtg to assist
Professor John Eger who is also a member of CITI. Our purpose is to
create an Invitation Committee to select and solicit the world leaders
for the Global Summit, hopefully by the help of your mtg members.

ATTACHMENT I is the first draft of the list of the world leaders
Joe presented during our mtg at the "Rescue Iridium" workshop held
at the National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) in
Arlington, VA on 6/20th.

(3) The GSTF is for the deployment of Global Broadband Internet (GBI) which
is a vital necessity for Global University System (GUS) and others.

ATTACHMENT III is the list of web sites about those GSTF, GBI and GUS
projects for your reference.

(4) Incidentally, our GLOSAS project was started in the early 1970s with a
strong support of Mr. Jiro Yoshikuni, a brother of Mr. Ichiro Yoshikuni,
the president of Hoso-Bunka Foundation, the main supporter of your mtg.

As mentioned in ATTACHMENT II below, Dr. Hiroshi Inose was the first and
strong support of the GSTF project.

In the spring of 1999, I visited Dr. Taro Nakayama (see ATTACHMENT II
below), Mr. Sohei Miyashita (then Minister of Health and Welfare and
former budget examiner of the Ministry of Finance and my family friend),
Mr. Yamashita (Chairman of Appropriation Committee of Diet), Mr. Fujita
(Director General of JICA), etc., and appealed large fund for closing
the digital divide between the developed and developing countries. This
might have helped the Japanese government's pledge of $15 billion during
the recent Okinawa Summit.

(5) Our projects of GSTF, GBI and GUS may be in line with Prof. John Eger's
project of creating the World Forum on Communications.

BTW, we are now start composing a "Guideline for E-Learning," and
I took the liberty of listing the information about Professor John
Eger's and ORBICOM articles appeared in the pdf file mentioned in
your msg of 8/31 (Item (1)-(a) above) at

I look forward to meeting with you in Tampa, FL on September 25th.

Best, Tak

Candidates for Attending Summit on GSTF
(Suggested by Joe Pelton)

Kofi Annan,
Secretary General of the UN

David Bell
President, Care International of the United States, Atlanta Georgia

G. Berretta
President and Director General, EUTELSAT, Paris, France

Jimmy Carter
The Carter Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Kodai
President, National Aeronautical and Space Development Agency, Japan

Conny Kullman
Director General, INTELSAT

Fredrico Mayor

Rupert Murdoch
The News Corporation, New York, New York

Noah Samara
Chairman, Worldspace, Washington, D.C.

Tadahiro Sekimoto
Senior Board Member, NEC, Japan

Michael Storey
President of Inmarsat

Ted Turner
Chairman, Turner Broadcasting

Dr. Yoshio Utsumi
Secretary, ITU

J. Wolfensohn
President, World Bank

Andrew Young
Atlanta, Georgia

Other possible invitees (Total participants not to exceed 25)

President, Gates Foundation
President, Markle Foundation
Director, JICA (Japan)
Director, AID (US)
Director, CIDA (Canada)
Director, DHW (Germany)
President of VITA
President of Recovered Iridium System
President of Red Cross International
President of Oxfam
President of Hughes Network Services
President of Gilat
President of Dell
President of HP
President of Alcatel Espace
President of Toshiba or Melco
President of Motorola
President of CNN
President of Reuters
Head of WHO and PAHO
Tele-education or Tele-health Organizations Making the top five commitments to support and use of GSTF
Representative of U.S. President elect

Format for Summit Meeting

The meeting would last no more than 90 minutes. The format would be
highly scripted. There would be a multi-media presentation on the purpose,
goals and five years objectives of the GSTF. Organizations that have made
commitments to support the GSTF would be highlighted in this presentation.
This would, in particular, cover satellite service providers that had
committed to making 1% to 5% of their capacity available to support the GSTF,
equipment suppliers that had made substantial commitments to supply or supply
at highly discounted prices (earth stations antennas, transceivers, satellite
radio receivers, computers, monitors, digital telephones, etc.) and
tele-education, tele-health or aid organizations that had made substantial
commitments to participate in and use the resources of the GSTF (including
their own pledge of resources or in-kind participation).

There would then be presentations from the key organizations that have
made the most important commitments. There would be a copy of vision speeches
that address where we might go from here. These might be made by such
individuals as Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young, the Secretary General of the UN, etc.

The meeting would be followed by a high profile press conference that
would announce the formation and nature of the GSTF. Arthur C. Clarke might be
invited to participate via satellite relay to talk about his initial vision of
the "electronic tutor" and how the GSTF might be able to accomplish some of
the goals he had envisioned some 2 decades ago.

Additional Persons for Global Summit
(Suggested by T. Utsumi)

Mr. Koichiro Matsuura
Secretary General of UNESCO

Dr. Hiroshi Inose
Director General
National Center for Science Information System (NACSIS)

He is a laureate of the Medal of Culture ( Bunka Kunsho" in
Japanese) -- the highest honor in Japan.

When I brought my idea of GSTF to him in April of 1998, he
immediately agreed with it as saying that the development of
broadband Internet in global scale is now on political matter
rather than technical.

Taro Nakayama, M.D., Ph.D.
Member, House of Representatives
Chairman, Research Commission on Foreign Affairs, LDP
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs

He indicated his strong support to the GSTF when I visited him in April of 1998.

Mr. Vartan Gregorian
Carnegie Corporation of New York

President of Ford Foundation

Mr. George Soros
The Soros Foundations

Director of British Council

Reference web sites:
(As of September 4, 2000)



II. Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):

1. Outline of GSTF

2. Slide Show/8-29-00 by Peter Knight

3. Full Synopsis of GSTF

4. Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunication and Information (CITI)

III. Global Broadband Internet (GBI):

1. Outline

2. Diagram

3. LINCOS Project of Hewlett-Packard (PowerPoint Slides)

IV. Global University System: (GUS)

1. Synopsis

2. Full paper for The 14th Annual Conference of The Asian Association
of Open Universities at The University of Philippines/Open
University Manila, Philippines, 25-27 October 2000

3. "Towards Virtual Learning Environments" -- (PowerPoint Slides by Tapio Varis)

4. Memorandum of Understanding for Partnership with the Global University System

5. Global University System: Asia-Pacific Framework

V. Tampere conference

VI. Manaus workshop:

1. English Website

2. Multimedia archives

VII. Manila workshop

List of Distribution

Professor Mark Armstrong
Director, Network Insight Group
Royal Melbourne Insistute of Technology (RMIT) University
Sydney, Australia
+61 2 9460 9311
fax: +61 2 9460 9310

John M. Eger
Executive Director
International Center for Communications
San Diego State University

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Senior Research Scientist
Institute for Applied Space Research, Rm 340
George Washington University
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052
Fax: 202-994-5505
Acting Executive Director of CITI
Vice-Chair of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation of the U.S. (ACCFUS)
Arthur C. Clark Institute for Telecommunication and Information (CITI)
4025 40th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 536-6985

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
1808 I Street, NW, 7th Floor
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)
IP for CU-SeeMe:
webmail: ptknight@netscape.net
http://www.knight-moore.com/partners/partnerindex.htm -- bio
http://www.knight-moore.com/projects/GSTF.html -- about GSTF
http://pws.prserv.net/ptknight/DeerIsleMaine.htm -- about his home in Maine
* 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) *
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