ADVISORY BOARD & SUPPORTERS
International Advisory Board
The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, and the Sustainability Journal
- Dr Dang Van Bai, Director, Department of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Information, Vietnam.
- Manfred Steger, Professor of Politics and Government, Illinois State University, and Academic Director, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Helena Norberg-Hodge, Founder and Director, The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC).
- John Dryzek, Professor of Social and Political Theory/Political Science, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
- Robyn Eckersley, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia.
- Judy Spokes, Director, Cultural Development Network, Melbourne, Australia.
- Amareswar Galla, Director of Studies, Graduate Studies in Sustainable Heritage Development, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
- Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
- Peter Phipps, Researcher, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- John Fien, Innovation Professor of Sustainability, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Richard M. Clugston, Center for the Respect of Life and the Environment, and University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, Washington DC, USA.
- Lyuba Zarsky, Globalism Institute, RMIT, Australia, and Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, United States.
- Diane Bell, Director, Women's Studies Program and Professor, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.
- Lily Kong, Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
- Steven Engelsman, Directeur, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, The Netherlands.
- Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Director, Common Ground.
- Thangavelu Vasantha Kumaran, University of Madras, India.
- Koteswara Prasad, University of Madras, India.
- Paul James, Director, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- David Wood, University of Waterloo, Canada.
- Steve Hemnett, University of South Australia, Australia.
- Jim McAllister, Central Queensland University, Australia.
- Reed Perkins, Queens University of Charlotte, USA.
- Steffen Lehmann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
- Surekha Rao, Indiana University Northwest, USA.
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Sustainable Heritage Development Programs, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity and Development, UNESCO, The Australian National University.
ANU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and across the world. The Australian National University was founded as Australia’s centre for world-class research. Our researchers and their work have led the University to be ranked in the world top 50. Our research has won Nobel Prizes and, importantly, made a difference in people’s lives.
The Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development
The Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development is a direct response to the outcomes of the Stockholm Action Plan (1998), which is the intergovernmental response to the final report of the World Commission for Culture and Development (1996) and the recent review forum of the Stockholm Action Plan entitled Stockholm+5, May 2003. The Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development is hosted by the Sustainable Heritage Development Programs at the Australian National University.
Hanoi University of Culture, Vietnam
The Hanoi University of Culture is located in Dong Da District, Hanoi City, Vietnam. The University is the largest of the Ministry of Culture and Information, and over the past 45 years has trained thousands of culture experts working in many parts of the country.
The postgraduate program, established in 1991, covers two main fields:
1) Information and Library; and
Since its inception, the postgraduate program has trained more than 200 experts in these two fields.
The University promotes scientific research among teachers and students. Research covers topics such as the basic theories about traditional and modern culture.
Department of National Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Information, Vietnam
Website: Ministry of Culture and Information, "Hannover Park" - http://hannover.park.org/Thailand/MoreAboutAsia/vninfo/ministry/ci.html
The Ministry of Culture and Information is the governmental agency to perform the function of State management regarding Culture - Information throughout the country, including culture, art, press, publication, printing, distribution, movies, museums and preservation, libraries, information promotional activities, exhibitions, advertisement, photography (hereinafter referred to as culture, information fields), to directly manage a number of international and national cultural and information activities.
Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
Website: Quang Ninh Province - tourism site 1
Quang Ninh Province - tourism site 2
Quang Ninh is both a coastal and mountainous province located in the north east of Vietnam. The province has a common national border with the People's Republic of China. The total area of Quang Ninh is 8,239.243 sq. km, of which 5,938 sq. km is mainland. The area of islands, bays and sea is a tremendous 2,448.853 sq. km. The total area of the islands is 619.913 sq. km.
Ha Long Bay World Heritage Area, Vietnam
Website: Ha Long Bay, UNESCO site
Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site's outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest.
UNESCO Hanoi Office, Vietnam
Viet Nam became a Member State of UNESCO in 1976. UNESCO worked very closely with the country through its network of field offices and institutes until the establishment of its country office in September 1999. The country programming focuses on promoting culture and education for all, giving priority to disadvantaged population groups including women, youth and ethnic minorities.
ICOM - Vietnam National Committee
The National Committees are the principal instruments of communication between the ICOM Secretariat and its members. Within its country, the National Committee ensures the management of ICOM's interests, represents the interests of its members within ICOM and helps to implement ICOM's programmes.
The Globalism Institute,
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
At a time of acute sensitivity to questions of social dislocation, economic inequity and political upheaval, the Globalism Institute is committed to rethinking the relationship between the global and the local. Its primary intellectual task is to understand the processes of change and continuity, and to think through cultural-political questions about sustainable living in a globalising world. In particular, it is concerned to facilitate and enhance activities of cultural dialogue across the continuing and positive boundaries of cultural diversity in the world today.