News 2014

The representatives of the Truman State University (USA) visited ICPE

On June 11, 2014 Maria C. Di Stefano, PhD, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Patrick Lecaque, PhD, Director, Center for International Education, Truman State University (USA), visited ICPE where they held talks with ICPE Acting Director General, Janez Podobnik, ICPE Executive Manager Tomaž Rogelj and other ICPE team members.

The main subject of the meeting was exchanging information about the possibility of implementing common projects/programs and further develop the co-operation between ICPE, European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) in Belgrade and the Truman State University. During the very fruitful discussions Mr. Podobnik and other members of the ICPE team presented the ICPE history, activities and new short-term/long-term programs. He informed the delegation about the planned ICPE events and expressed his wish to cooperate with the Truman State University together with ECPD for implementing academic courses in the field of leadership.

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(From left) Patrick Lecaque, PhD, Director, Center for International Education, Janez Podobnik, ICPE ADG, Maria C. Di Stefano, PhD, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

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 The ICPE Acting Director general also stressed the role of ICPE to attract interested candidates for the leadership courses from both the host and other ICPE member states among which he stressed the role of India as well as of the ICPE members and partner countries on the African continent and the member states in the South-Eastern European region. 

The representative of the Truman State University underlined that their institution is open to cooperation and informed the ICPE team about the main goals and characteristics of the academic courses in leadership by pointing out the value of such a course for professionals in all fields of activity and the aim of the course which is envisaged to be implemented regionally, thus bringing together students from wider geographical areas.