The adventure begins…

… Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles……

Ulysses, by Alfred Tennyson

This is a first list of useful web links that I believe could be helpful to our participation in the Programme. The list will be up-dated with new links as we move along.

Although I grew up in a certain political context, I do not perceive myself as coming from a specific national perspective, as I believe in the concepts of global citizenship and shared responsibility for our world.

The following links offer a variety of material with a global approach to many of the issues that we are all dealing with at the dawn of this third millennium.

Enjoy it!

Globalism Research Centre, RMIT Melbourne, AUS

“The Globalism Research Centre undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation.”

This page contains links to major areas of investigation: (click on the relevant topic):

More information can also be access at Research at RMIT/Globalism Institute

Global Education Centre, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

This page contains more wonderful links to all sorts of topics related to global issues.

It takes some time to explore it. I hope it will provide useful information and links for our path ahead.

The web site offers a world-wide array of perspectives, with a good blend of New Zealand, Canadian, U.K. and other regional contributions.

Conflict Resolution Information Source, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Much of the inequality currently existing in our globalized world lies at the roots of many conflicts currently affecting our civil society across cultural and national boundaries.

This wonderful site offers a comprehensive and very large collection pertaining to the levels of knowledge, intervention and transformation that are necessary for a systemic approach to conflict understanding. Many of the resources available could be useful to our cohort in our academic exploration of the many aspects of globalization.


“ is a global information network supporting communication media of the people, by the people and for the people – everywhere. OneWorld’s daily news focuses attention on hidden voices and issues around the world. The nonprofit organizations in the OneWorld network not only help inform our trusted global coverage, but also network and learn from each other — strengthening civil society worldwide.”

This side offers links and resources from the perspective of NGO’s and “hidden voices around the world”.

Intercultural Communication, Diplo Foundation, Malta

Coming from an Intercultural Communication background, I could not refrain from suggesting a site that covers some of the issues that affect us as a trans-cultural learning community.  Similar issues may be affecting us as in our professional and personal dealings.

This page have some interesting links to valuable resources, including the The University of British Columbia Center for Intercultural Communication.

International Network of Women in Solidarity, The Autonomous Province of Trent Trent, E.U.

Here is a list of web links for organizations working on “projects geared to reinforcing the role of civil societies in reinforcing the promotion of human rights and democratic reforms.”


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