Progress 1985-1994

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Progress 1994

 Awards – Distinctions

  • Woman of the Year Award from the American Biographical Institute

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Closing address at the International Conference on Environment and the Quality of Life in Central Europe: Problems of Transition, organised in Prague under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic, V. Havel. Programme
  • Keynote address at the Conference on Theological Education and the Environment, organised under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Chalki, Turkey. Progamme
  • Keynote address at the First Polish Congress on Universalism, Warsaw
  • Keynote address at the Fourth International Symposium on the World Energy System Development of Interconnected Power Systems, Budapest, Hungary. Programme
  • Keynote address at the International NATO Symposium, Zappeion, Athens. Programme

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Lecture on Biopolitics and Old Age, Scientific Day, Evangelismos Hospital Scientific Personnel Union, Athens. Programme

B.I.O. Events

  • Series of Biopolitics Lectures at Mendeleyev University, Moscow, Russia. Programme, Photos
  • Series of Biopolitics Lectures at Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia. Photos
  • Bio-Education seminars for primary education teachers, students and administrators of the West Attica Prefecture, Greece
  • Session on Biopolitics – Bios Theory, Symposium, Hellenic Union of Biologists, Athens. Programme
  • Ten-day Seminar on Biopolitics, State Technological University of St. Petersburg, Russia. Programme, Photos
  • Series of presentations at the Rotary Clubs of Rethymnon, Heraklion and Chania on the island of Crete. Wide press coverage. Programme, Photos

Publications

  • Publication, Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, Volume I, Greek. Proceedings, First B.I.O Conference on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, 1992 (132 pp.)
  • Publication, Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, Volume II, Greek. Proceedings, Second B.I.O Conference on Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment, 1993 (180 pp.)
  • Publication, Biopolitics – The Bio-Environment – Bio-Culture, Greek. Guidelines for a biocentric curriculum (191 pp.)
  • Publication of “BioNews,” official B.I.O. newspaper, English

Media


Progress 1993

Awards – Distinctions

  • Nomination for the 1993 Right Livelihood Award
  • B.I.O. President Prof. Agni Vlavianos¬Arvanitis and B.I.O. Trustee Professor Rusen Keles are honoured with the first communication Abdi Ipekci Peace and Friendship Prize, for their contribution to international understanding and co-operation on the bio¬environment. Official ceremony held in Istanbul, in the presence of members of the Turkish government and leading personalities from Greece and Turkey. B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • B.I.O. is the international representative at the Meeting of Regional Representatives of the Alliance for Environmental Education, Arizona, USA
  • Participation in the Annual Assembly of the Club of Rome, Hannover
  • Participation in Earth Day ’93, Zappeion Megaron, Athens

Lectures

  • Lecture at the US Trust Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series, Centre for International Affairs, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. .Photos
  • Lecture, Soroptimist Union of Halkida, Greece. Prorgamme
  • Lecture, ALPINE Centre for Hotel and Tourism Management Studies, Athens. Programme
  • Speech during the plenary session, Conference on Environmental Education 2000 organised by the Alliance for Environmental Education, Virginia, US
  •  Lecture, Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development, Spetses, Greece. Programme
  • Lecture at the Rotary Club of Piraeus, Greece
  •  Lecture at The Ekali Club, Greece

B.I.O. Events

  • Proposal submitted by the Alliance for Environmental Education, USA, for an international expansion in 56 countries through the B.I.O. headquarters in Athens
  • Official agreement to promote Biopolitics ¬ The Bio¬Environment ¬ Bio¬Syllabus in the Alliance for Environmental Education network of universities in the USA
  • The B.I.O. international campaign for Environmental Olympics and Bios Prizes gains support by leading representatives from the International Olympic Committee, the Club of Rome, UNESCO and UNA’s, governments, universities and NGO’s in over 70 countries.
  • Proposal for the development of a curriculum on Bio¬Mathematics by the President of MathPower Education Consulting Organization, USA
  • Proposal for the implementation of Cleaner Production, in co-operation with major Greek businesses, submitted to the European Union
  • Meeting with the President of the Club of Rome. Invitation to introduce Biopolitics during the Club of Rome plenary Assembly in Hannover
  • Proposal by the President of UNESCO for co-operation in joint projects

Publications

  • Publication, “International University for the Bio-Environment” (84 pp.)
  • Biopolitics ¬ The Bio¬Environment – Bio¬Syllabus introduced as a textbook in universities world-wide. Translation into Greek and Russian
  • Publication of Biopolitics – The Bio¬Environment – Bio¬Syllabus, in Russian
  • Publication of Biopolitics – The Bio¬Environment -Volume IV, (304 pp.) Proceedings from the Fifth B.I.O. International Conference, Istanbul, 1992
  • Publication of Biopolitics – Bio¬Diplomacy and International Co-operation, Proceedings from the Hellenic-Russian Symposium held in Athens, 1991
  • Publication of Biopolitics – The Bio¬Environment – Bio¬Education, guidelines for the implementation of a biocentric curriculum, Greek

Media


PROGRESS 1992

Awards – Distinctions

  • Election as Honorary President for Life, for outstanding contribution to international understanding and friendship, by the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka, along with South African leader Nelson Mandela, former President of the Soviet Union Michael Gorbachev, former UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and Secretary of the Rio Earth Summit, Maurice Strong
  • Member of the Scientific Council, Honorary President of the Association Members and Regional Co-ordinator for the Mediterranean for the international space research project Life in Space

B.I.O. International Conferences

  • Fifth B.I.O. International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, in the presence of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos, the Turkish Minister of Interior, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Environment, Governor of Istanbul, Mayor of Istanbul, Head of the Information Department of the President of Russia, President of Ankara University BioNews no. 6, April 1996, p.10 Photos, Programme B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation
  • First Symposium on “Business Strategy for the Bio-Environment,” with the participation of leading environmental consultants and business and government representatives, Athens. Photos, Programme

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Biopolitics Seminars in Russia. Lectures at Moscow State and Mendeleyev University Photos
  • Presentation at the Conference on Natural and Anthropogenic Environment, organised by the Society for Ecological Sensibility, Spetses, Greece, Programme (GR)
  • Biopolitics ¬ The Bio¬Environment and Consumer Society, Orthodox Archdiocese of Switzerland Conference. Photos, Programme
  • Guest of honour at the International Symposium on Functioning of Coastal Ecosystems in Various Geographical Regions, organised by the Institute of Oceanography of Gdansk University, Poland, Programme

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Lecture, Symposium on Mental Health, Zappeion, Athens. Programme
  • Lecture, Jaycee’s Conference on Satellite Communications. Joint B.I.O. project proposal
  • Lecture, International Congress for the 500 Years of The Discovery of America, Venezuela. Photo
  • Series of lectures given at the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Centre for Socio¬Ecological Research and Documentation and the Belgrade Faculty of Chemistry. B.I.O. is invited to participate in the International Project ECO Centre. I.U.B.E. branch to be established at Belgrade University, under the auspices of the President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Programme
  •  Lecture at the International Seminar on “New Phenomena of Russian Realities: Rights of the Child” organised by the International Women’s Centre of Russia
  • Lecture at the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Lecture, Hellenic¬Canadian Association, in the presence of the Ambassador of Canada
  • Lecture, Academy of Creative Endeavours and the International Women’s Centre, Russia

B.I.O. Events

  • Meeting with Senator Al Gore at the US Senate
  • Proposal for joint humanitarian activities in Russia, with the participation of the Russian Orthodox Church, submitted by the Academy of Creative Endeavours
  • Memorandum of Understanding for the development of exchange activities with the Alliance for Environmental Education, USA
  • Official proposal for exchange of scholars and co-operation with I.U.B.E./B.I.O. by the President of Gdansk University
  • The B.I.O. launches an international campaign for the award of Bios Prizes during the Olympic Games to individuals or institutions who “have contributed to the better understanding and preservation of the bio¬environment.” The present structure of the Olympic Games emphasises physical achievements. B.I.O.’s proposal includes the establishment of international committees in every field of human endeavour to evaluate progress in the area of bio¬environmental preservation and appreciation
  • Proposal to introduce Biopolitics in secondary school curricula submitted in Florida, USA

Publications

Media

    • Scientific and Technical Council for the development of Satellite Project “Bios and Space”
    • Greek- American Review
    • Greek Economy
    • Oikonomikos Taxydromos
    • Wide press coverage and television interviews. Weekly television series on Biopolitics ¬ the Bio¬Environment. ET1 interview with Liana Kanelli


PROGRESS 1991

B.I.O. International Conferences

  • Fourth B.I.O. International Conference. “International University for the Bio¬Environment” BioNews no. 6, April 1996, p. 8 Programme, Photos
  • Parnassos Literary Society, panel discussion on The International University for the Bio-Environment – the Role of Youth.Programme , Photos 1 – 2
  • Hellenic-Soviet Symposium on Biopolitics – the Bio¬Environment and International Co-operation, with the participation of soviet cosmonauts and leading scientists BioNews no. 6, April 1996, p. 20, Programme
  • The International University for the Bio¬Environment ¬ the Role of Youth. Presentation and panel discussion at the Goulandris ¬ Horn Foundation, Athens
  • Third B.I.O. Hellenic¬Soviet Symposium on Biopolitics and International Co-operation, under the auspices of the Soviet Embassy, with the participation of the Head of the Press Office of President Boris Yeltsin, the Vice¬President of the Academy of Creative Endeavours and leading representatives from the Academy of Medical Sciences of Russia
  • Hellenic-Soviet event, in co-operation with the Soviet Embassy in Athens, on the occasion of the visit of the Alexey Krylov research boat
  • Fourth Bios Day, in honour of the participants of the Hellenic¬Soviet Symposium

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Lecture, Women’s International Club – Environment Circle, Athens
  • Lecture, Hellenic-Canadian Association, Athens
  • The I.U.B.E. and the Role of Private Universities. Lecture at the Soroptimist Society of Greece Symposium, organised by the Union of Journalists
  • Biopolitics lecture at the University of Namur Department of Philosophy
  • Lectures at Moscow State University, the Mendeleyev Institute of Chemical Technology and the Academy of Creative Endeavours, Russia

B.I.O. Events

  • Leading representatives from 52 nations pledge their support to the I.U.B.E.
  • B.I.O. joins the Board of the Alliance for Environmental Education, USA
  • Proposal for a B.I.O. International Conference in Turkey, under the auspices of the Ministry for the Environment of Turkey and Ankara University
  • Proposals from Polish Universities for the inclusion of Biopolitics in their curricula
  •  Proposals from the Universities of Moscow, Leningrand and Kiev for an exchange of students program and the establishment of a biocentric curriculum and special courses  Biopolitics Presentation at the National University of the Philippines
  • The I.U.B.E. is introduced to the Council of Europe (Luxembourg)
  • Presentation on the I.U.B.E. at the Alliance for Environmental Education Conference, USA
  • Meeting with President George Bush at the White House, Washington DC, USA
  • B.I.O. – Moscow State University Students and Scholars Exchange Program
  • Meeting with the Head of the Press Office of President Boris Yeltsin, White House, Russia
  • Moscow State University suggests Biopolitics as an umbrella concept for all programs
  • Proposal for introducing Biopolitics into the Russian legislation
  • Six¬month project for a Bio¬Curriculum for education and business, with the participation of visiting research scientists from the Moscow State University Faculty of Biology

Publications

Media


PROGRESS 1990

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • EMECS ’90 International Conference on Enclosed Coastal Seas, Kobe, Japan.
  • Biopolitics Seminar, Columbia University, USA
  • Biopolitics – The Bio-Environment, presentation at the Walden Earthcare Congress, USA
  • B.I.O. participation in the workshop on Renewable Energy and Cleaner Technology, Environmental Department, Storstrom AMT, Denmark. Photos, Programme
  • Presentation at the conference on Biotechnology Applications in Plant Production, Comet – AGRO UETP and the Agricultural Bank of Greece, Photos

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Biopolitics lecture, Zerides Lyceum, Athens
  • Biopolitics – Launching the International University for the Bio-Environment. Lecture at the Greek Archdiocese of New York City, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Iakovos, Invitation
  • Biopolitics lecture hosted by the City Council of Vouliagmeni, Greece
  • Presentation at The Ekali Club, Greece
  • Presentation at the Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, USA

B.I.O. Events

  • Launching of the B.I.O. International University for the Bio-Environment (I.U.B.E.)
  • The Polish UNA proposes a Class Afloat youth cruise, with a Biopolitics theme
  • The Walden Earthcare Network, USA, requests official co-operation with B.I.O. on projects related to youth and the bio-environment
  • Ankara University adds Biopolitics to the Graduate School of Political Sciences curriculum
  • The B.I.O. proposal on inter¬city co-operation on environmental pollution policy was presented at the International Conference on City Pollution organised by the City of Athens

Publications

Media

    • Article on the Walden Earthcare Congress 1990
    • Television, radio and press coverage of the B.I.O. and the I.U.B.E.


PROGRESS 1989

B.I.O. International Conferences

  • Third B.I.O. International Conference. “Biopolitics – Curriculum Reforms,” Athens, BioNews no. 6, April 1996, p. 6 B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation
  • The “Bio-Syllabus” put forward by the Third B.I.O. International Conference, was sent to universities throughout the world, in order to stress the need for incorporating the progress of the Biological Sciences in studies of Philosophy, Diplomacy, Law, Economics, Communications, Theology, etc. Photos
  • Biopolitics Symposium on the Bio¬Environment organised in Trabzon, Turkey. Photos, Programme B.I.O. – Turkey cooperation

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Summit Meeting, International patrons, Global Co-operation for a Better World, India
  • Biopolitics lecture, conference on Water Resources, organised by the University of Salonica, the Mayor of Salonica and the Goethe Institute

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Biopolitics and Bios Rights, lecture at N. Smyrni Cultural Centre, Athens
  • Bios Theory lecture at MIT, Hellenic Scientists Association of Boston, USA
  • Biopolitics – Bios Theory lecture, Hellenic Kyklos, UNA, Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, New York
  • Bios Curriculum lecture, St. Joseph Alumnae, Cultural Centre of the City of Athens
  • Lecture on Biopolitics ¬ Needed Curriculum Reforms, Lycιe Lιonin, Athens
  • Lecture on Biopolitics ¬ The Bio¬Environment, University of Trabzon, Turkey
  • Biopolitics lecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Biopolitics lectures in various educational institutions in Athens

B.I.O. Events

  • Presentation of Biopolitics goals, The Capitol, Washington, DC
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department official proposal for a joint B.I.O project for the preservation of endangered species
  • Kenya and Ghana proposals for co-operation with B.I.O.
  • Main session on Biopolitics at the Poland International Conference on the Environment
  • Second Bios Day at the country home of the painter, Angelos. Reception in honour of H.E. the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Kazuo Kaneko
  • University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, requests joint graduate school program with B.I.O.
  • The Polish Architectural Society requested close collaboration with B.I.O. A proposal for a project on city planning in Wyoming, USA, was submitted under the name “Biopolis”
  • The Welsh campaign against cancer promoted the bios concept
  • Links established between B.I.O. and Israeli universities, following official visit to Israel
  • Bio¬Arts are introduced in university curricula in the Philippines

Publications

Media

    • Hellenic Features International, Article on Biopolitics
    • Biopolitics feature stories in publications of the official Greek National Tourism Organisation and in several other periodicals
    • Wide press coverage in New York and Boston
    • Television interview on Cable Manhattan, New York
    • Articles on Biopolitics appearing in several leading newspapers
    • The Singapore UNA Bulletin featured the Bio¬Syllabus as its main article


PROGRESS 1988

Awards – Distinctions

  • Election as Honorary President of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Keynote address, London Symposium, organised by the Greek¬Orthodox Bishop of Thyateira
  • Opening lecture, High Technology Forum, Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce
  • Lecture on Biopolitics, Hellenic¬American Organisation KRIKOS, New York
  • Lecture and press conference, Union of Journalists and Periodical Owners, Athens
  • Lecture on Biopolitics, GDR
  • Lecture on Biopolitics at the University of Peace, Brussels, Belgium
  • Lecture to the Israeli community in Greece
  • Lecture at Psychico Cultural Centre, Athens

B.I.O. Events

  • Biopolitics lecture by the Right Honourable Lord David Ennals, B.I.O. Trustee, co-sponsored by the British Council of Athens, Bios Day in honour of the Right Honourable Lord David Ennals BioNews no. 6, April 1996, p. 21, Invitation, Programme
  • Biopolitics Non-profit Foundation established in the USA
  • Biopolitics is incorporated in academic curricula in Europe and the USA
  • Biopolitics seminars held in Poland
  • Biopolitics seminar held at Oxford University, UK
  • Biopolitics presented to Members of Parliament, Council of Europe Meeting, Greece
  • Official visit to Israel. Presentation of B.I.O. to the UNA Board and policy¬makers from universities, government and industry
  • Universities in Poland introduce Biopolitics and B.I.O. concepts in their curricula
  • Development of B.I.O. curricula in the Philippines
  • Oxford University proposes the establishment of a Biopolitics Concentration Major
  • Cambridge University proposes B.I.O. participation in Barito Ulu project

Publications

Media


PROGRESS 1987

Awards – Distinctions

  • Gold Medal of Honour for Outstanding Achievements and Dedication to Personal and Professional Goals, American Biographical Institute

B.I.O. International Conferences

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Symposium on Bios in the Next Millennium cosponsored by the French Embassy in Athens, with the participation of the French Ambassador, the Minister of Technology of France and distinguished speakers, Photos, Programme
  • Participation in Bio¬Ethics Panel, organised by Etudes et Expansion, Belgium, the Minister of Health, Senators and the President of the Belgian International Council of Women
  • AIDS International Conference, Paris: Presentation of B.I.O. proposal to use satellites for international co-operation on bios

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

  • Biopolitics ¬ Theological Dimensions lecture at the World Council of Churches, Geneva
  •  Participation in roundtable discussion at the Europe at the Biopoles meeting, Belgium
  • Lecture on Biopolitics at the United Nations Association Youth Forum, Athens

B.I.O. Events

  • Initiation for the establishment of B.I.O. branches in 30 nations
  • Biopolitics and International Co-operation, World Federation of UNA’s, Ottawa, Canada, Programme
  • Contribution of a chapter on Biopolitics in the volume published in honour of Professor C. Bonis, President of the Academy of Athens
  • Resolution to introduce “Biopolitics – the Bio¬Environment” in the activities of UNA’S. Resolution to include “The Role of Biopolitics,” as well as “Women and Biopolitics” in the agenda of WFUNA Regional Conferences and Plenary Assembly.

Publications

Media


PROGRESS 1986

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • Biopolitics and Dialectics, Greek Philosophical Society Conference, Athens

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

B.I.O. Events

Media


PROGRESS 1985

Conferences – Seminars – Roundtable Discussions

  • First presentation of Biopolitics – Dimensions of Biology by Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, Euro-Philosophical Society Meeting, Athens, June 1985

Keynote Speeches/Lectures/Special Events

B.I.O. Events

  • B.I.O. established by Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis in Athens, Greece
  • Copyright of terms Biopolitics, bio-architecture, bio-peace, bio-assessment, bio-economics, bio-law, bio-environment, bio-art, bio-legislation, bio-diplomacy and Bank of Ideas
  • Letters of support for Biopolitics received from leading international figures

Publications

Media

 

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