March 28, 2013

The symposium, held March 20, was hosted by Universidad del Turabo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Palo AltoMarch 2013 – Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) President Neal King recently returned from the Education for Global Citizenship Symposium (Simposio Educación para la Ciudadanía Global) held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he served as a keynote presenter in his role as President of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP).

The symposium, held on March 20, 2013, was hosted by the Universidad del Turabo, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Biblioteca Museo Gobernador Pedro Rosselló (BMGPR). The philosophy of the BMGPR is to organize conferences, symposiums, meetings and educational gatherings in order to gain a deeper understanding of current issues that impact our modern society.

President King served as one of the keynote speakers, which also included: Ramu Damodaran of the United Nations Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI), Dan Mitchell of the CATO Institute, Francisco Oda Angel of Fundacion Ciudadania y Valores (FUNCIVA), Gibraltar, Spain, and Pedro Rossello, former Governor of Puerto Rico. King’s presentation was titled, “Global Citizenship and Higher Education.”

King commented, “It is an honor to present with such a distinguished group of colleagues. This symposium is indicative of crucial conversations that need to happen globally. I am committed to continued participation in such conversations that are so important in higher education worldwide.”

This particular symposium examined how globalization is transforming regular citizens of all countries and jurisdictions into global citizens; furthermore, the role that education plays in developing future generations into able and productive members of an internationally interdependent environment.

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About Sofia University
Founded in 1975, Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a private, non-sectarian university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For over 35 years, within the context of scholarship and research, the school has offered transformative education for the whole person, probing the mind, body, spirit connection. As Sofia University, the school is broadening its mission, reaching into multiple disciplines and adding undergraduate study. For more information, visit

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