Recent IPAC Collaborations


Recent IPAC Collaborations 



Representing the IPAC Foundation, Dr. Houman Sadri was an invited guest presenter at four academic and research institutes in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, and Hungary in November and December 2017. During these visits, he provided workshops about the new sources of conflicts as well as prudent methods and policies of responding to threats in the 21st Century.


IPAC representative Henrique Ribeiro has partnered with the SESI (Social Service Initiative) project and the IMN (Instituto Mundo Novo) organization with social and human development in Brazil. SESI provides mobile task-force service centers for social and legal assistance in disadvantaged communities throughout Brazil. IMN is a non-profit organization that works with rural families from the city of Mesquita in Rio de Janeiro to provide educational and cultural development programs for children and teens. IPAC has exchanged knowledge in how to advance the efforts of these programs and has also exchanged research and best practices in the area of social sciences.

IPAC has also participated in the grant writing certificate program through the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.


In November and December, Houman Sadri served as the invited guest speaker in three international gatherings of young leaders and scholars in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland. These international gatherings of hundreds of known and new international scholars and administrators provided an excellent opportunity for exchange of the most recent ideas and skills regarding conflict resolution, peaceful settlement of disputes, and peace studies.    



IPAC representative Mr. Ribeiro traveled to the rural indigenous Kalunga Community in the State of Goiás to study the recent popularity of this small community of Brazilian Native Indians. The Brazilian Federal Government has recently proclaimed the Kalunga land to be categorized as a National Preservation Site and also a National Patrimony. This means that tourism and eco-tourism to the region has increased at levels dangerous to the bio-diversity and preservation of wildlife. IPAC has researched this community and identified solutions to challenges facing the Kalunga Community while opening the dialogue on this issue.


Another point of research has been Projeto Ruas (Project Streets), which engages, educates, supports and connects individuals living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. IPAC has collaborated with the project’s founders to talk about the social issues affecting the most vulnerable members of society, which are the homeless.




IPAC representative researched the influence of the Brazilian main stream media in the development of public opinion, political institutions, social welfare programs and large scale international events. An analysis was done that identified challenges the Brazilian democratic system currently faces, and several recommendation on how to empower news and journalist channels not considered the main stream media. This study of the Brazilian mainstream media focused on identifying solutions on how to increase the diversity of information going out to the general public while making the public aware of other sources for news and information.  


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