Network of Experts
For its various projects and programs the Institute utilizes a multi-national cooperative network of experts from public and private universities, government, research centers, and business. The Founder and President of the Institute is Charles H. Borowsky, Ph.D., an internationally-recognized authority on social change and suburban/regional affairs.
Senior regional coordinators:
Dr. Irv Goldberg, North America
Dr. Chen Gelai, Asia
Dr. Atsuro Hirami, Asia
Dr. Johannes Bergam - Europe
Dr. Amir Hellmar, Middle East
Dr. Charles H. Borowsky, President
Dr. Charles Karol H. Borowsky has been internationally acknowledged for his many academic, educational, and leadership achievements. He received distinctions, awards and honorary degrees from professional, social, and cultural organizations both in the USA and abroad, including Honorary Citizenship of Silesia (Poland), Tianjin (China), Beijing (China) and Merhavia (Israel); honorary degrees, medals, and diplomas from The International Sociological Association, International Political Science Association, Harvard University Center for Kibbutz and Communal Studies, The B&B Foundation of Tel Aviv, The Chinese Social Science Academy, The Tianjin Federation of Social Sciences, Heidelberg University, Notre Dame University, Haifa University, Catholic University of Poland, and Yale University. He has been featured in eight major "Who's Who" publications.
Dr. Borowsky has authored numerous articles and books in the areas of social movements and change, politics and religion, development and quality of life, sociology of culture, and sociology of youth, published in America, Europe and Asia. He has been on the faculty of prominent universities, including the Catholic University of Poland, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Social Studies, and University of Maryland. As Visiting Professor he taught and lectured in 56 countries including Japan, China, Korea, Germany, France, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Spain, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Israel, Jordan, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Norway, and Canada.
Some results of his research, particularly related to social change and youth have been included in his book Attempting An Alternative Society, published by Harvard University in 1984. From 1994 through 1998, on the request of The B&B Foundation of Tel Aviv, Dr. Borowsky conducted a feasibility study for establishing an interdisciplinary and intercultural institution of higher education in Israel. Dr. Borowsky has conducted joint projects with several academic and cultural institutions in China, Korea, Japan, and Poland.
Currently, Dr. Charles H. Borowsky is the President of the International Institute for Suburban and Regional Studies with centers in 16 countries. He also is the elected President of the International Friends of Music Association and Senior Coordinator of the Asian Center for Society, Culture, and Development. Dr. Borowsky is the editor of the book Innovation and Creativity in Music published by UNESCO.
Kingman Brewster Jr., former President of Yale University, wrote: "Dr. Borowsky is among those few scholars who are able to bring their ideas into reality."
Dr. Borowsky is available for lectures and seminars related to society and culture, politics and religion, development and quality of life, and globalization and democracy.