About ID-SS


[A Homage to
Ong-Hok-Ham]

George

The "International Diaspora - Summer School (ID-SS) was firstly initiated as part of a subordination separate diaspora project under the Pasai Institute for Advanced Study (PIAS) on August 30th, 2015 by universal historian, Schumpeterian Economist, Kantian polemologist & phenomenologist Mai Dar (Marburg University). The ID-SS could be regarded as as a homage to a prominent Southeast Asian historian Ong-Hok-Ham (1933-2007).. For the supporters of this "special diaspora summer school" in international academic networking system, this homage is quite relevant, because they found that Ong Hok Ham was a true son of academic freedom, a lover of multicultural entity with tolerance principle and practice. Ong manifested his visionary freedom experiences not only in his creative works, but also, in his own unique lifestyle. He draws a clear position between myth and reality." (Quote of: 'Austronesian Diaries' by Mai Dar, Vol. 1, Berlin: BoD, 2002). Ong was a harsh critic of the then modern era. Ong was thought of by his contemporaries as a "Avalokitesvara", while he thought of himself as a "Bodhisattva" of a new Austronesian generation that would be led by intellegentia or artistic elites ("a group of intelligent and well-educated people who guide or try to guide the political, artistic, or social development of their society" - Webster Dictionary). This "short-term academic program" is designed not only for academies and professionals, but also for all type of participants, who intend to share the above valuable spirit of Ong's intellectual visions of "Intellegentia" (The New Generation), to explore or to experience more deeper about the diaspora world heritage realities, comparative regional developments, global mutual influences or tendencies, etc. ID-SS will take place regularly in selected Southeast Asian university campuses, such as in Sumatra (including location/excursion in the Sabang Free Trade Area), Java (including location/excursion in the Thousand Islands Area) and other Southeast Asian Peninsular areas, including several related insular campuses in the Austronesian region. (e.g.: Batam, Penang, Taiwan, Madagascar, Pacific region, etc.) The ID-SS will be expanded not only around Southeast Asia, but also in selected international consortium campuses, such as in other selected regions of East Asia, Near East & Middle East and other priority areas between the Baltics & Eastern Europe or between Eurasia & Austronesia, etc. Since 2015 this inter-university diaspora project had been developed in cooperation with several selected exellence universities in the Austronesian region and other partner universities around the globe.


[About Initiator:
MAI DAR]

Dar

MAI DAR is a cosmospolitan person living in a culturally diverse society or diaspora and a natural born linguist or multilingual speaker. He was a former journalist, pedagogist, visiting scholar, visiting professor and research staff in his homeland of Austronesian area; he has received a number of grants and scholarships from international institutions and has contributed in several international universities and scientific institutions in Western & Eastern European countries. He is the original founder of 'Cosmoscopia' (Novel Holistic Visionary System) & 'Visiondium' (Vision Compendium) and author of a wide range of literary works (fiction & non-fiction) since his high school days and wrote under many pen names; As a bibliophile he developed several scientific archives or private libraries in Asia and Europe. As the founder of e-Transfer Corner (e-TC) in the University Town Marburg, he has tried to reconnect intensive exchange academies between Austronesian & Eurasian areas through blended online and in-person learning (online courses and in-person tutoring), which had been implemented in several campuses in the developing countries, especially in Southeast Asia. For his lifetime project, he has initiated a blueprint for a novel Institute for Advanced Study and has developed several workshops on "Kantian perpetual peace", "Schumpeterian entreptreneurialism" and "Roepkean strategy of innovation" for the underdeveloped countries or the humanitarian crisis areas of the world. His inter-university networking project in diaspora had been developed as an "ideal cooperation model" with several selected exellence universities and other partner institutions around the globe.

Our Core Mission

The 'Main Target' of the "International Diaspora - Summer School" (ID-SS) is first of all to share the universal ideas summarized by the Pasai Institute for Advanced Study (PIAS) as part of the theoretical interdisciplinary research in various areas of sciences with the motto: "SEDES SCIENTIAE AD SAPIENTIAM, DOCTRINA PERPETUA ("Seat of knowledge for wisdom, forever learning") and to bring a new kind of educational enlightenment system for promoting universal principles such as the "Kantian Perpetual Peace" ('Zum ewigen Frieden') with the new tendencies in "Visionary Democratic Peace", "Schumpeterian entrepreneurialism", "Roepkean strategy of innovation" and to initiate the international educational cooperation method which will focus for instance on the selective educational system of the better past civilization, including the medieval positive "Artes Liberales" method, European critical philosophy heritage; comparative global literature, religiosity, economy and history in general; adapting comparative vocational education and related global economic strategies, to encourage implementing innovative entrepreneurialism as special transferpreneurs for evolutionary transforming of our 'blue planet' [Doctrine: "Our Common Planet First"!];

To survey the Husserlian phenomenology of interregional activities with the realities of the relevant region as one of the comparative models; to stimulate the relevant projects of the international academies, professionals (students, scholars, artists and others) and to explore or to reflect their visionary activities for an ideal intercultural understanding of the globalized world;

To develope academic consortium interaction with relevant innovative modules, "long life" entrepreneurial visions, practical trainings and educational systems for a better understanding among the nations with relevant lingua franca (Esperanto and other trend languages) and in search of an ideal living system of the 'blue zones' of our planet;

To promote the continual educational cooperation without borders and "forever learning" (doctrina perpetua) for all.
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Pattern

Kantgrad International Society was initiated by Cosmoscopian activists in Europe for monitoring 'Perpetual Peace Phenomena'
Team of e-TC