Jorn Rusen is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen and Professor Emeritus at the University of Witten / Herdecke. Between 1974 and 1989 Professor Rusen taught History at the University of Bochum, following which he moved to the University of Bielefeld. For a decade starting in 1997, Dr. Rusen was the President / Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science National Taiwan University on 2008 and 2009.
Dr. Rusen works on the theory and methodology of history, history of historiography, strategies of intercultural comparison in modern societies, and humanism in a globalizing world. Between 2006 and 2009 he headed the research project on ”Humanism in the era of globalization – an intercultural dialogue on humanity, culture, and values” at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, and has published widely on the topic.
Mihai I. Spariosu
Mihai I. Spariosu is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, in the United States. He holds an M.A. from Tulane University and a Ph.D. form Stanford University. He is the founder and leading theoretician of a new field of study and practice, Intercultural Knowledge Management, which he proposed and developed in two internationally acclaimed books: Global Intelligence and Human Development: Towards an Ecology of Global Learning (MIT Press, 2005) and Remapping Knowledge : Intercultural Studies for a Global Age (Berghahn Publishers,2006) In 2010, he published his first novel, a fictional exploration of Plato’s life, ideas, and milieu.