Frank Kaufmann

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President, Values in Knowledge Foundation

New York, United States

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His background

  • Today
    2014
    2011

    Board Member

    Wisdom Thinkers

    * Founder, president, Values in Knowledge Foundation
  • Today
    2014
    March 2009

    Founder, President

    Filial Projects

    Filial Projects is a private consulting firm providing service, training, and hands on design and implementation for individuals and organizations needing help and expertise in areas derived from his life's work.

    These include:

    * Conflict prevention and mediation,
    * International, and interreligious relations
    * Dynamics for wholesome and productive administration
    * Teaching - Training
    * Public Speaking and Advocacy
    * Scholarship and research
    * Writing, editing

    FP resources include the experience, expertise, and networks forged as executive director of the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP), editor in chief of Dialogue and Alliance (a scholarly journal on religion and peace), and editor in chief of The New World Encyclopedia (a values based, general knowledge encyclopedia).

    The work for peace includes efforts in over 65 countries with successes in conflict ridden and violent environments.

    The production of The New World Encyclopedia involved the creation of a virtual academy of over 500 international scholars as contributors.
  • Today
    2014
    March 2009

    President

    Contact frank.kaufmann@vikf.org
  • Today
    2014
    2009

    Private Consultant

    Filial Projects

    * Executive and leadership training
    * Project analysis, design, and development
    * Scholarly and popular publishing ;
    * International, corporate and government development ;
    * Interreligious mediation and development
    * University, and public education
    * Writer, editor, publisher
  • Today
    2014
    2008
  • Today
    2014
    2005

    Editor in Chief

    New World Encyclopedia

    * Designed project proposal ;
    * Secured and directed a $2.3 million annual budget ;
    * Retained and managed corporate administration ;
    * Designed editorial and production concept ;
    * Retained and directed a 12-disciplines editorial board, and 500 writers and contributors ;
    * Designed and developed ``Virtual Presence'' management and production concept ;
    * Secured completion of 14,000 articles achieving 2008 production goal 56 days ahead of deadline,
    30% over Production, 35% under budget
    online, general knowledge encyclopedia, Editor in Chief and project
    * Dialogue and Alliance, Biannual Scholarly Journal on Religion and Peace, Editor in Chief, 1998 to
  • Today
    2014
    1993

    Board Member

    ICRF

    * Board Member, International Coalition for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C. Ended 2008 ;
  • Today
    2014
    1991

    Director

    Inter Religious Federation for World Peace

    * Secured and directed $3.4 m Annual Budget
    * Retained and directed 12 HQ staff ;
    * Provided executive management for 23 foreign representatives ;
    * Organized, convened, managed and moderated average of 20 major, international conferences a
    year
    * Published, 23 major books on religion and peace, interfaith relations ;
    * Dialogue and Alliance (below) ;
    * Maintained communications and data for approximately 8,000 associates and members of IRFWP ;
    * Crisis negotiations and diplomacy (Gulf War, Ayodhya Mosque, Abu Sayef, Ethiopia/Eritrea,
    Israel/Palestine)
    * Worked in refugee camps (Croatia, Eritrea)
  • Today
    July 2009
    January 1998

    Editor in Chief

    Dialogue and Alliance

    * Scholarly Journal on Religion and Peace, Biannual. ;
    * Awards from the American Association of Theological Libraries ;
    * Exclusive rights request from American Association of Theological Libraries
  • Today
    1996
    1992

    Adjunct Professor

    * Undergraduate classes at both urban and suburban Pace University campuses ;
    * World Religions

    * Introduction to Religious Studies
    * Philosophy of Religion
  • Today
    1996
    1992

    Professor of Religion and Philosophy

    * Graduate classes at both urban and suburban UTS campuses ;
    * World Religions
    * Introduction to Religious Studies
    * Philosophy of Religion
    * Systematic Theology
    * Modern Church History
    * History of Christian Thought
  • Today
    1996
    1992

    Professor of Religion and Philosophy

    * Graduate classes at both urban and suburban UTS campuses ;
    * World Religions
    * Introduction to Religious Studies
    * Philosophy of Religion
    * Systematic Theology
    * Modern Church History
    * History of Christian Thought
  • Vanderbilt University

    Ph.D. Religion
    Graduate Department of Religion
  • , Nashville, Tn

    Vanderbilt University

    Master of Arts
    * Master of Religious Education, Unification Theological Seminary, Barrytown, NY ;
    * Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, SUNY at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

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His skills

  • Corporate management
  • Teaching
  • System Strategy
  • Rédaction
  • Reconciliations
  • Project Analysis
  • Organizational Design
  • Mediation
  • Leadership training
  • International development
  • Government development
  • EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
  • Editing
  • Design
  • Team Building

His languages

  • English
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  • German
    ****

    His hobbies

    - Conflict mediation international and interreligious relations- Values in knowledge and information - Project management - Writing Editing publishing

    His keywords

    values in knowledge and informationconflictpeacereligion and spiritualitycontemporary culturescholarshipresearchteachingtrainingwritingediting

    About him

    Contact Directly: frank.kaufmann@gmail.com


    Founder and President: Filial Projects
    http://frankkaufmann.blogspot.com
    Founder and President: Values in Knowledge Foundation
    http://vikf.org
    Editor in Chief: New World Encyclopedia http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/
    Director: Inter Religious Federation for World Peace: http://irfwp.org



    Filial Projects provides consultation and/or hands on design and implementation for individuals and organizations in areas derived from the life work of Frank Kaufmann. These areas include:


    * Conflict mediation, international, and interreligious relations
    * International relations, corporate, cultural, and government
    * Project administration
    * Teaching - Training
    * Public Speaking and Advocacy
    * Scholarship and research
    * Writing, editing, publishing


    These derive from achievements delineated in the brief biodata provided here:

    http://frankkaufmann.blogspot.com/

    The Values in Knowledge Foundation ( http://vikf.org) exists to meet the challenges and undo the harm caused by the impulse among moderns to separate values from knowledge and information.


    Professional Summary:

    Executive director of the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP) (1991 - 2009), editor in chief of Dialogue and Alliance (a scholarly journal on religion and peace) (1998 - 2009), and editor in chief of The New World Encyclopedia (a values based, general knowledge encyclopedia). He has worked in the area of religion and conflict resolution for 32 years in over 65 countries.



    Frank Kaufmann - Professional Experience:

    Peace missions in areas of conflict, including Israel and Palestine, Croatian Refugee Camps, the Eritrea-Ethiopia border, Hindu-Muslim conflict zones in India and Kashmir, revolutionary centers of southern Philippines, the Gulf, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere.


    Work with major religious figures from around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Greek Orthodox Patriarch (Dimitrios), Pope Shenuda of Cairo, Grand Muftis of Syria, Yemen, Israel and Gaza, Major Rabbis and religious figures throughout Israel, major Protestant and Catholic leaders, leaders from the Russian, Greek and Syrian Orthodox churches, and major international figures from Buddhism, Hinduism and other world traditions.


    Nominated for the for the prestigious, international Guru Nanak Interfaith Award in 2008. Nominees include His Holiness the Dalai Lama (who won that year), Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, US Senators Charles Schumer and Norm Coleman, academics Rabbi David Rosen, Dr Martin Marty, and others.

    Board member: Trac5, http://trac5.org
    Board member: Wholistic Peace Institute, http://wholisticpeaceinstitute.com/
    Advisory board: Wisdom Thinkers Netword, http://wisdomthinkers.org/



    Frank Kaufmann - Education:

    MA Ph.D. - Religious History

    Vanderbilt University


    B.S - Psychology

    SUNY Oneonta

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