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Welcome to Peace, Diplomacy and International Relations!

It is no small aspiration to strive for a world filled with greater peace, balance, cooperation, and the promise of an evolved human fellowship. These are noble foundation stones upon which to establish the fundamentals of sustainable human culture. They are spiritual principles that demand a worthy mission, and although the tasks and goals before us seem immense, they are attainable with adequate understanding of the problems and solutions, and the full commitment and participation of the global community.

The Akamai University Program in Peace, Diplomacy and International Relations provides students with essential interdisciplinary studies in diplomacy, international relations, peace studies, human rights, international political studies, international legal studies, anti-terrorism studies, cultural philosophy, cultural history, political thought, world cultural history, diversity studies, and applied ethics. The program allows students to acquire a deeper understanding of the cultural roots and traditions and how these various customs impact today's global society. Students have opportunities to compare their present day society cross-culturally and in relation to historical societies and to develop, as well as express, their own theories for peace and diplomacy.

The program provides insight into the various cultural and social changes which humankind has encountered throughout their history. It provides insights into the various past failures and achievements of civilization and prepares professionals to champion greater heights of social, cultural, and emotional growth. The program also provides insight into ways to avoid future mistakes in international affairs; and provides ways whereby professionals can integrate social, political, and economic factors to further the human condition.

The program is also provides insight into the political and legal issues relative to intergovernmental and global business and provides insight into ways to improve cooperation and vital effectiveness across the international community. Professionals impacted by international political and legal issues will find this program exceedingly effective.


Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Program Director

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Program Audience
The program is designed for individuals concerned with the public interest with an international perspective. Our stduents may include human service workers, educators, public administrators, governmental representatives, military officers and those who will serve the international community. It is also appropriate for peace activists, diplomats and community organizers for peace initiatives, economic development, literacy and wellness.

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Program Faculty

Seamus Phan, Ph.D.
Program Director

Douglass Capogrossi, Ph.D.
Peace Studies

Sandra Kolbl-Holman, Ph.D.
Peace Studies

Premkumar Rajagopal, Ph.D.
International Relations

Mirjana Radovic, Ph.D.
International Relations

Daniel Joseph O'Shea, JD
International Relations

Program Recognition

World Federation of United Nations Associations Millennium Project
Institute for Global Education Project NatureConnect
World Peace Society

World Federation of United Nations Associations Millennium Project
The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of constituents. Guided by our vision of a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities, WFUNA works to strengthen and improve the United Nations. The WFUNA Millennium Project provides an international capacity for early warning and analysis of global long-range issues, opportunities, and strategies. The project is not a one-time study of the future, but provides an on going capacity as a geographically and institutionally dispersed think tank. Akamai University was first granted institutional affiliation with the Millennium Project on 2 January 2003.

Institute for Global Education Project NatureConnect
The Institute for Global Education (IGE) is a special NGO consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. IGE seeks to empower individuals to cultivate an attitude of world citizenship where international thinking is the norm. IGE participants acquire knowledge to promote food sufficiency, initiate local programs to reverse environmental degradation, mentor social justice, and maximize self realization within the global community. IGE conducts Project NatureConnect with online programs in Applied Ecopsychology. IGE and Akamai became affiliated in during 2003.

World Peace Society
The World Peace Society is a dynamic multinational institution dedicated to advancing world peace by non-violent means. World Peace Society offers new directions to alleviate the world’s most troubling problems. Akamai University affiliation with the Places of Peace Program and World Peace School on 3 May 2004.

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Akamai University is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).


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