Dr. H.B. Danesh (Short Bio) - Founder and president (2000-2017) of the International Education for Peace Institute - Canada (EFP- International). - President of Landegg International University, Switzerland (1994–2003). (Now closed due to financial challenges) - Associate professor of Psychiatry (University of Ottawa, 1973-1985). - Frequent visiting faculty at several universities in Europe, Canada, and China. - Consultant to government agencies, NGOs, UN agencies, public and private schools, educational and social institutions in Canada, the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Brazil, India, the Middle East, Malawi, South Africa, and Central America. - Academic and public presentations to audiences in more than 60 countries including China, Russia, India, Japan, Cyprus, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, and many countries in Africa, North, Central, and South America; Western Europe. - Elected member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada 1972–1992, serving for most of those years as its secretary-general (5 years), chairman, or vice chairman. - A founding member of the governing board of the Association for Bahá’í Studies–North America from 1974– 1992. - A founding member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bahá’í Studies (1988–1992). - A founding member of the International Bahá’í Health Agency (1980–1985).
Areas of Research and Expertise (See Research segment)
Consultancy Services Has served as consultant to and collaborated with many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including: - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in South Africa and Malawi; - Bosnia Herzegovina Ministries of Education (13), Pedagogical Institutes (10), universities (8), and United Nations, UNESCO, UNICEF, OSCE, and OHR offices/missions in BiH; - Ministries of Education, UNESCO, universities, educational institutions, and NGOs in Mexico; and National and international NGOs and educational institutions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Latvia, Colombia, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Ireland, and several African countries, among others.
International Speaker and Academic Lecturer Has made presentations at many academic conferences and spoken to public audiences in over 60 countries in North, Central, and South America, Europe and Africa, Asia, and Australia, including Russia, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Israel, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, South Africa, Malawi, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, United States, and United Kingdom, among others. Has made more than 15 trips to China since the 1980s and established collaborative relationships with a number of outstanding Chinese universities. Has been interviewed for many radio and television programs in various parts of the world.
Community Service I am of the view that every individual has a sacred responsibility to dedicate substantial time, effort, and resources to the service of society and humanity. In addition to voluntary service on the governing boards of various social and educational institutions, I have performed extensive community service on behalf of refugees, indigenous peoples, victims of violence and war, and children and youth in need and have devoted much time to eradication of racism, sexism, and all other forms of prejudice. These service activities are continuing.
References Dr. Danesh is listed in: - Who’s Who in the World, 2001 - Who’s Who in America, 1993–94 and 1995–96 - Who’s Who in Religion, 1992–93 - The Dictionary of International Biography, 1979 - Who’s Who in the East, 1977 and 1979.