So David Rockefeller creates his own agent spy network ... that might include say George Soros .... http://colorrevolutionsandgeopolitics.blogspot.com/2011/05/f-william-engdahl-humanitarian-neo.html
COLOR REVOLUTIONS AND GEOPOLITICS
Friday, May 20, 2011
The most parasitic class of people--those literally feeding off of you--are also those that love you and want to protect you? That we even entertain this laughable notion illustrates the deceptive power of language and the value of a good public relations campaign. George Soros (left) and David Rockefeller (second from left) are two of the most visible individuals behind the destruction of national sovereignty on the path toward global governance
, and so it makes sense that their private foundations also helped create the concepts of "humanitarian intervention" and "responsibility to protect."
Back in 2004 George Soros authored a little-noted article in Foreign Policy magazine on the notion of national sovereignty. He wrote:
"Sovereignty is an anachronistic concept
originating in bygone times when society consisted of rulers and subjects, not citizens
. It became the cornerstone of international relations with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648...Today, though not all nation-states are democratically accountable to their citizens, the principle of sovereignty stands in the way
of outside intervention in the internal affairs of nation-states. But true sovereignty belongs to the people, who in turn delegate it to their governments
. If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them
and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified
...Those ever-present NGOs
The steering organization for embedding the nebulous notion of responsibility to protect is another of the ever-present Non-Governmental Organizations, this one called the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
. It in turn, much like the famous wooden Russian dolls, was created by other human rights NGOs including by the International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam International, Refugees International, typically financed by a small network of donors
Gareth Evans is co-chair of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect's International Advisory Board, as well as being President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group which he led from 2000 to 2009.
Evans' International Crisis Group
which once described itself humbly as "widely regarded as the world's leading independent, non-government source of information, analysis and advice to governments and international organisations on conflict issues,” is hardly a voice of independence or democracy. It is a creation of the leading Washington policy circles pledged to advance an agenda the Pentagon calls Full Spectrum Dominance
, which I referred to in an earlier book as "Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order
In addition to getting government funds from the US and UK governments, Evans' International Crisis Group also gets generous support from the Rockefeller, Ford and MacArthur foundations.11 George Soros, founder of the Open Society Institute sits on the ICG Board of Trustees
.12 Until he made his dramatic and well-timed return to Egypt in January 2011, Mohamed El Baradei also sat on the board of the Brussels-based ICG. 13
The ICG was previously headed by Zbigniew Brzezinski, adviser to US presidents and long-time associate of David Rockefeller. Among other leading figures linked to Evans' International Crisis Group have been founder, Morton Abramowitz, former board member of the National Endowment for Democracy.14
| - - - - http://www.ihouse-nyc.org/s/707/internal.aspx?pgid=826&cid=1699&ecid=1699&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=1092I-House Past and Future Celebrated at BenefitInternational House
paid tribute to some of its distinguished leadership and illustrious history during an extraordinary evening of tributes and celebration at the Rockefeller Estate in Westchester County on June 11th.
Event Co-Chairs Adam Quinton and Peter O’Neill '92 flank Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller
and John Whitehead, with Daisy Soros '51
, Kathryn Davis '29 and Abby O’Neill seated in front
Starting with cocktails on the Croquet Lawn and in the paneled living room, with its medieval fireplaces and portraits of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his family, and ending in the softly lit, columned hall where guests dined at tables atop the Playhouse’s covered indoor pool, guests later described the evening as memorable in every respect.
Co-Chair Adam Quinton noted the presence of three generations of the Rockefeller family present
, and acknowledged Executive Committee Chairman William Dodge Rueckert and members of the Dodge Family in attendance.
...“International House represents so deeply what the Rockefeller family has stood for,” said Kissinger in accepting the honor
, and the Harry Edmonds Award for Outstanding Life Achievement. “It is one of their great achievements. I think back to the decade I had the honor of being chairman with great pride.”
In his keynote remarks, Fareed Zakaria praised the contributions David Rockefeller and the three men who preceded him at the podium had made to International House, and how they had helped shape the last 50 years of history
. He described the current “Post-American World”,
using the title of his last book, and the challenges and opportunities the U.S. faces in the years to come.
“For the United States to be able to survive and thrive in the new 21st century post-American world, it will need the skills of David Rockefeller, John Whitehead, Paul Volcker, and Henry Kissinger,”
Zakaria concluded. “So I implore you gentlemen to make sure you stick around for another 30 or 40 years.”
| - - - - http://gold-silver.us/forum/showthread.php?49453-The-Last-Will-and-Testament-of-Cecil-Rhodes-THE-SILVER-STEALERS/page4The Last Will and Testament of Cecil Rhodes - THE SILVER STEALERS Georgia Congressman Lawrence Patton McDonald, M.D. (a cousin of General George Patton ...)
was a supporter of the right to keep and bear arms; opponent of foreign aid and welfare for the lazy; and argued in the House of Representatives for return to the gold standard. McDonald and his biggest ally, Congressman Steve Symms of Idaho, opposed silver disposals from the strategic stockpile. McDonald was a mentor to Ron Paul and called for Congressional investigation of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission (Pilgrims Society fronts) and was on board Korean Air Lines flight 007 when a Soviet fighter jet shot it down with 269 passengers aboard near Sakhalin Island on September 1, 1983
---McDonald was the ONLY member of a 36 member American delegation heading for South Korea for the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Korea Mutual Defense Pact flying on a separate airliner; the State Department played an overriding role in screening and travel arrangements. Pilgrims Society member George P. Shultz, Treasury Secretary, 1972-1974, who played a role in precious metals price suppression, was Secretary of State, 1982-1989 and a Trilateralist
. In November 1975 McDonald wrote the intro to "The Rockefeller File," alleging the family to control trusts exercising control over hundreds of billions in corporate assets
. Do I worry for myself? No. An angel protects me! On the other hand, I admit to hoping to see my dogs again. There are battles to be fought here. Take a glance at America’s bravest men http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/C05fNkwfi2JRsYBAQG9PfA
and fight on!
David Rockefeller (former director of Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Daisy Soros (sister in law of George Soros)
and John C. Whitehead (former chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
...Soros's elder brother Paul Soros, a private investor and philanthropist, died on June 15, 2013
. Also an engineer, Paul headed Soros Associates and established the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for Young Americans
. He was married to Daisy Soros (née Schlenger),
who, like her husband, was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and with whom he had two sons, Peter and Jeffrey. Peter Soros was married to the former Flora Fraser, a daughter of Lady Antonia Fraser and the late Sir Hugh Fraser
and a stepdaughter of the late 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Fraser and Soros separated in 2009http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._WhiteheadJohn Cunningham Whitehead
(born April 2, 1922) is an American banker and civil servant, currently a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (WTC Memorial Foundation) and, until his resignation in May 2006, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Whitehead was born in Evanston, Illinois. His family moved to Montclair, New Jersey when he was two years old.Whitehead graduated from Haverford College in 1943
and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he commanded one of the LCVP landing crafts at Omaha Beach, in the D-Day landing invasion of Normandy.In 1947 he received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School
 and subsequently joined the prestigious New York investment bank of Goldman Sachs
. He rose to become chairman
over a total of 38 years at the firm, and retired in 1984 as Co-Chairman and Co-Senior Partner.He served as United States Deputy Secretary of State in Ronald Reagan's administration from 1985 to 1989 under George Shultz
, and was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Reagan. In 1996, he was the campaign chairman for Michael Benjamin who ran for a seat in New York's 8th congressional district.He is former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the United Nations Association, and a former Chairman of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Harvard Board of Overseers. He is a former director of the New York Stock Exchange and Chairman Emeritus of The Brookings Institution
He has a long association with the Rockefeller family
, having held positions at various times with family-created institutions such as Rockefeller University, the Asia Society (where he is Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Life Trustee), the Lincoln Center Theater and the WTC Memorial Foundation
. In these organisations, and previously when he was for a time on the family's powerful Trust Committee, overseeing the family fortune and investments of the Rockefeller Group
, the real estate firm that previously owned and managed Rockefeller Center, he became closely associated with David Rockefeller
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Kykuit (/ˈkaɪkʌt/ KEYE-kut), also known as John D. Rockefeller Estate, is a 40-room National Trust house in Westchester County
, New York, built by oil tycoon, Capitalist and Rockefeller family patriarch John D. Rockefeller. Largely conceived by his son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and enriched by the art collection of third-generation scion, Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States, Nelson A. Rockefeller, it has been home to four generations of the family.
Within the park:"Hawes House" - home of Nelson Rockefeller
"Kent House" - home of Laurance Rockefeller
Outside the park:
"Abeyton Lodge" home of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., demolished when occupied Kykuit after his father's death;
"Fieldwood Farm" home of John D. Rockefeller III
"Hillcrest" - A Rockefeller University property, formerly the mansion built for Martha Baird Rockefeller, second wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and current location of the massive 3-story underground bunker housing the Rockefeller Archive Center"Hudson Pines" home of current patriarch, David Rockefeller
, just north of the Park (177 acres or 72 ha), originally built for and occupied by his only sister, Abby"Hunting Lodge" second home of Nelson"Rockwood Hall" home of Laurance Rockefeller, originally the 1,000-acre (400 ha) property of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.'s, brother William Rockefeller.
It was sold to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in 1937, who had the mansion and its outbuildings razed. Later he deeded the property to Laurance who, in 1970, sold 80 acres (32 ha) to IBM for its Americas/Far East headquarters; this is now owned and occupied by New York Life Insurance
. Subsequently, Laurance leased the rest of the property to the State of New York as a public park for one dollar a year, underwriting the maintenance costs. He donated this property outright to New York State in 1999, as part of the Rockefeller State Preserve.
Notable outbuildingsThe Pocantico Conference Center
of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), in the Park, where regular conferences are held.
Originally the massive "Coach Barn", a three-story complex ultimately redesigned and completed in 1913-14, in heavy stone from the local area, it was the first new structure built on the estate. It is three times the size of the Kykuit mansion. It still houses today an impressive collection of horse-drawn carriages, and an equally noteworthy collection of 12 family-owned vintage cars for public viewing, graphically illustrating the development of automotive design from the early to the mid-twentieth century. In 1994, with funding from David Rockefeller and brother Laurance, its lower floor was converted by the New Haven architects Herbert S. Newman and Partners into a modern, fully equipped meeting facility for the Fund's conferences
, with limited overnight accommodation on the upper floor. The facilities, furthering the projects and objectives of the RBF
through conferences, seminars, workshops and retreats for RBF staff, are also available to both domestic and foreign nonprofit organizations, including annual gatherings of all the major foundation presidents and UN Security Council officials
, amongst many other dignitaries.The "Playhouse" - The family seat
. In the Park, this is the location, since 1994, of the regular semi-annual family meetings, in June and December.
A rambling French Norman two-story structure completed by Junior in 1927, this structure is also three times the size of the Kykuit mansion. Standing alongside the nine-hole, reversible golf course, an outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts, it contains an indoor swimming pool and tennis court, fully equipped basketball gym, squash court, billiard room and full-size bowling alley. It also has dining and living rooms, and a huge reception room resembling an English baronial hall.The Orangerie - Housing citrus plants, this is modeled after the original at the Palace of Versailles.Breuer Guest House
- A modern house that was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, then disassembled, shipped to, and reassembled at the estate.Underground Bomb Shelter - The location of cabinet papers and private telephone transcripts delivered to the estate in 1973 - and kept there for an unknown period of time - by the then Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger.The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
- Outside the Park, this was opened by David Rockefeller and Peggy Dulany in 2004  and was established in memory of Rockefeller's wife, Peggy. It is a not-for-profit agricultural and educational center on 32 hectares (79 acres) of farmland, in the heart of the 445-hectare (1,100-acre) family-donated Rockefeller State Park Preserve, allied to the family-funded Pocantico Central School. It sells organic local produce, meat and eggs to the nearby public for-profit restaurant, Blue Hill, as well as to local businesses in the Pocantico Hills area.The Rockefeller Archive Center
- A voluminous three-story underground bunker built below the foundations of the Hillcrest mansion of Martha Baird Rockefeller
, situated just outside the Park area. This is an impressively equipped repository of 150-plus years of Rockefeller papers, memorabilia and other outside organizations' collections
. It is staffed by ten full-time archivists
who patrol forty-foot-long shelves on rails, and it contains, for researchers, the publicly restricted and expurgated family history
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Interesting how Kissinger kept his papers at the Rockefellers hmmmm..... http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB263/The Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts
...That these documents are available in the first place is the result of the protracted efforts of the National Security Archive
. Once Henry Kissinger left the State Department in early 1977, he transferred the telcons and other material to the Library of Congress as “private papers.”
Soon journalists had tried to force the release of the telcons through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, but the Supreme Court ruled that they had no standing to sue.
There the matter lay until 1999 when the National Security Archive wrote to the State Department and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) questioning whether Kissinger had the right to keep these documents, which were public records produced by White House and State Department staffers
The National Security Archive had the option of filing a law suit to ensure that these agencies observed federal records laws, but neither the State Department nor NARA were interested in litigation; instead, they asked Kissinger to return the records
. He complied by returning sets of copies to those agencies in 2002
. Two years later, the Nixon Presidential Materials Project (now the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum) opened for research the telcons covering the January 1969-August 8, 1974 period. The State Department kept a slightly overlapping set covering the period September 1973 through December 1976, when Kissinger was Secretary of State
While most of the telcons from the Nixon years were available at the National Archives, significant numbers were still classified and the National Security Archive has begun filing mandatory review requests for them
. For the telcons held by the State Department, it took a Freedom of Information Act request, filed in by the National Security Archive in 2001, to begin opening them up. From 2002 to 2008, the Department declassified or released in excised form over 6,000 telcons
. A number of telcons were denied, in whole or in part, on privacy or national security grounds
; while some were released under appeal, some material remains unavailable. Moreover, in a June 2007 decision, the State Department withheld over 800 telcons, many of them conversations with the late Gerald R. Ford. Those telcons are under appeal. The State Department’s decision to withhold over 800 telcons is extraordinary
. The Department’s decision letter invoked the (b) (5) exemption of the Freedom of Information Act
, which federal agencies interpret to permit the exemption of “inter-agency or intra-agency communications containing deliberative process, attorney-client, attorney work product information or privileged presidential communications.” That the Department used (b) (5) exemption and the claim of “privileged presidential communications” to exempt thirty year old documents may make this one of the biggest abuses of (b) (5) and privilege claims the history of the FOIA
As federal courts have ruled, such privileges erode over time, and as time passes the public interest in open historical records has far greater weight
. In the soon-to-depart Bush administration, such considerations have little influence and it is no surprise that the hands of the White House are behind the executive privilege claims. Henry Kissinger has been an adviser to President Bush and Vice President Cheney and, according to government sources, he influenced the declassification review process to ensure that his telephone discussions with President Ford remain classified for as long as possible.
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"Hitler was MI5" So was Mussolini. Hirohito was also an agent of the Royal Crown
Also at Berkeley, John D. Rockefeller gave $1.5 million for an International Househttp://ihouse.berkeley.edu/i/gifs/rockef.jpg
More on Rockefeller's "International House" 's: After the exposure of the IPR and the defeat of Japan, The Rockefeller's were eager to move Japan's loyalty from the U.K. royalty to U.S.A. Rockefeller... via the "New" Asia Society and International Househttp://int.kateigaho.com/aut04/rockefeller-third.html
David Rockefeller's oldest brother, John D. 3rd, first set foot on Japanese soil in 1929 at the age of 23, while working as secretary to the U.S. delegation to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference
. His next visit came in 1951
at age 45, this time as a cultural consultant to John Foster Dulles
during the peace treaty negotiations.
...In 1956 John D. Rockefeller 3rd founded The Asia Society
, which through programming on public affairs and arts and culture, seeks to foster understanding between Asians and Americans.
in 1929 when he made an extended trip through Europe and Asia...In Kyoto he served as a junior secretary of the American delegation to the Third Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations,
an initiative to identify concerns common to the Asia-Pacific nations.
At this conference John met his Japanese counterpart, a junior secretary of the Japanese delegation, Shigeharu Matsumoto
. Like John, Shige hailed from a distinguished and wealthy family. Their encounter in Kyoto quickly developed into a close friendship. John returned in 1951 with the mission negotiating provisions for the peace treaty
. His status was consultant in charge of "the cultural, educational, and informational aspects." His reunion with Shige and others he had met in 1929 led to creation of Tokyo's International House, a unique institution aimed at promoting cultural exchange and providing a "home-away-from-home" for scholars and artists from abroad
...The success story of the I-House of Japan led to a similar institution in New Delhi
. This, too, was realized through inspiration, encouragement, and support from John...http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/i/history.htmlInternational House Berkeley Historical Background
International House Berkeley was part of a larger "International House movement", founded by Harry Edmonds who, as a young man working for the New York YMCA in 1909, had a chance meeting with a Chinese student. Edmond's casual "good morning" on the steps of the Columbia University library provoked the response: "I've been in New York three weeks, and you are the first person who has spoken to me." Inspired by this experience, Edmonds decided to investigate the situation of foreign students in New York City. With the funding and support of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the first International House opened in New York in 1924.
Due to the success of International House New York, Edmonds and Rockefeller decided to extend the idea. Berkeley, California was selected because the Bay Area was the American point of entry from Asia and claimed the largest number of foreign students on the West Coast. International House Berkeley officially opened on August 18, 1930
. It was the largest student housing complex in the Bay Area and the first coeducational residence west of the Mississippi.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_House_of_New_YorkThe initial impetus for the I House was the YMCA official Harry Edmonds
Other Rockefeller family members to have served on the board of trustees include Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, David and Peggy Rockefeller, David Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby O'Neill.
The New York International House was one of the first of many international houses in a coast-to-coast movement to create a safe space for international students [Rockefeller Spys]
seeking to further their education. The first International House is International House [New York]
Philadelphia. Other cities with international houses include: Berkeley, Chicago, London, Melbourne, Brisbane (Australia), and Paris.The chairman of the Board of Trustees is former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, Paul A. Volcker.
The Chairman of the Board's Executive Committee is William D. Rueckert, a member of the Dodge family
, whose generous gifts contributed to the development of both International House and the Columbia University Teachers College.http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Citation/CitationMatsumotoShi.htm
is one of the small minority of Japanese who appreciated the necessity forJapan genuinely to accommodate her national aims to the realities of a larger world. MATSUMOTO was born in 1899 in Osaka, into a family of business executives. After graduating in law from Tokyo University, he went on to study at the universities of Wisconsin and Yale in the United States, and in Geneva and Vienna, before returning in 1927
...In 1952 as the allied occupation ended, MATSUMOTO, with the encouragement of John D. Rockefeller 3rd, took the lead in organizing, and became the first managing director of Kokusai Bunka Kaikan, The International House of Japan.
Enlisting support in Japan to match contributions from abroad, he devoted himself to making this truly a center where all nationalities could meet and share experiences. The critical and constructive role of The International House of Japan and MATSUMOTO would have been recognized earlier by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation had not both institutions been beneficiaries of Rockefeller philanthropy
. MATSUMOTO has been nominated for this Award seven times by distinguished countrymen and after 23 years his important contributions must be acknowledged.
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Asia Society ... a fully owned subsidiary of East India Trading CompanyAnother arm is "The International House" and "United States Asia Pacific Council"Bilderberg attendee's "Hank" Paulson
and Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal Bilderberg 2009 Attendee List "Hank" Paulson
has been described as an avid nature lover.  He has been a member of The Nature Conservancy for decades and was the organization's board chairman and co-chair of its Asia-Pacific Council
. In that capacity, Paulson worked with former President of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin to preserve the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan province.http://www.eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington/us-asia-pacific-council/
Formed with the support of the U.S. Department of State, the United States Asia Pacific Council
comprises American corporations and citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the U.S. relationship with Asian and Pacific nations
. The Council is a vehicle through which the knowledge and experience of its members inform and enhance US engagement with the region. http://www.eastwestcenter.org/fileadmin/resources/washington/usapcmem_01.pdfhttps://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/7789/1/wr0309%5B1%5D.pdfUnited States Asia Pacific Council Volume 2 March 2009
Leadership and MembersHonorary Chairman Hon. George P. Shultz
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow
The Hoover Institution Chairman Amb. J. Stapleton Roy Managing Director Kissinger Associates, Inc.Prof. Vinod K. Aggarwal
Director, APEC Study Center
University of California, Berkeleyhttp://basc.berkeley.edu/aggarwal_bio.htmlVinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal
is a professor in the Department of Political Science and the Business and Public Policy group in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics, and Co-Chair of the U.S. Consortium of APEC Study Centers. From 1991-1994, he chaired the Political Economy of Industrial Societies Program at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Aggarwal received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. with a focus on international political economy from Stanford University. He has held fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Rockefeller Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations
, East-West Center, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he currently holds an Abe Fellowship from the Japan Foundation
for 2008-2009. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, the University of Geneva’s IOMBA program, INSEAD, Yonsei University, and Bocconi University. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and founding member of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council. Dr. Aggarwal consults regularly with multinational corporations on strategy, trade policy, and international negotiations, including Russell Investments, the Investment Management Consultants Association, Cisco, Statoil, ING Clarion, Hewlett Packard, Qualcomm, Herman Miller, Italcementi, ARCO, and Nestle. He has been a consultant to the Mexican Government, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Defense Department, U.S. State Department, World Trade Organization, OECD, the Group of Thirty, IFAD, the International Labor Organization, ASEAN, and the World Bank
In 1990, he was Special Adviser on Trade Negotiations to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and has worked with the APEC Eminent Persons Group. In 1997, he won the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award at the Haas School of Business for PhD teaching; in 2003 he was first runner up for the Cheit Award for MBA teaching and won first place for the MBA program in 2005.
His authored books include Liberal Protectionism, International Debt Threat, Debt Games
, Le Renseignement Stratégique d'Entreprise, Une Nouvelle Approche des Phénomènes Sociaux, and he has edited Institutional Designs for a Complex World, Asia-Pacific Crossroads, Winning in Asia: European Style, Winning in Asia: Japanese Style, Winning in Asia: U.S. Style, Sovereign Debt Management, European Union Trade Strategies, The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade, Bilateral Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific, and Asia’s New Institutional Architecture. His newest book is Northeast Asia: Ripe for Integration? Prof. Aggarwal has also published over 70 articles and book chapters on the politics of trade and finance. His current research examines comparative regionalism in Europe, North America, and Asia with a focus on implications for the international system and multinational corporations. Dr. Aggarwal speaks five languages. He was born in Seattle, Washington."International House"http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/i/history.htmlInternational House Berkeley Historical BackgroundInternational House Berkeley was part of a larger "International House movement", founded by Harry Edmonds
who, as a young man working for the New York YMCA in 1909, had a chance meeting with a Chinese student. Edmond's casual "good morning" on the steps of the Columbia University library provoked the response: "I've been in New York three weeks, and you are the first person who has spoken to me." Inspired by this experience, Edmonds decided to investigate the situation of foreign students in New York City. With the funding and support of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the first International House opened in New York in 1924.International House Berkeley officially opened on August 18, 1930. It was the largest student housing complex in the Bay Area and the first coeducational residence west of the Mississippi
.http://int.kateigaho.com/aut04/rockefeller-third.htmlDavid Rockefeller's oldest brother, John D. 3rd, first set foot on Japanese soil in 1929 at the age of 23, while working as secretary to the U.S. delegation to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference. in 1929 when he made an extended trip through Europe and Asia...In Kyoto he served as a junior secretary of the American delegation to the Third Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations,
an initiative to identify concerns common to the Asia-Pacific nations.
At this conference John met his Japanese counterpart, a junior secretary of the Japanese delegation, Shigeharu Matsumoto
. Like John, Shige hailed from a distinguished and wealthy family. Their encounter in Kyoto quickly developed into a close friendship. John returned in 1951
with the mission negotiating provisions for the peace treaty. His status was consultant in charge of "the cultural, educational, and informational aspects." His reunion with Shige and others he had met in 1929 led to creation of Tokyo's International House,
a unique institution aimed at promoting cultural exchange and providing a "home-away-from-home" for scholars and artists from abroad.
...The success story of the I-House of Japan led to a similar institution in New Delhi.
This, too, was realized through inspiration, encouragement, and support from John...In 1956 John D. Rockefeller 3rd founded The Asia Society
, which through programming on public affairs and arts and culture, seeks to foster understanding between Asians and Americans.http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Citation/CitationMatsumotoShi.htm
is one of the small minority of Japanese who appreciated the necessity forJapan genuinely to accommodate her national aims to the realities of a larger world. MATSUMOTO was born in 1899 in Osaka, into a family of business executives. After graduating in law from Tokyo University, he went on to study at the universities of Wisconsin and Yale in the United States, and in Geneva and Vienna, before returning in 1927 to teach.
...In 1952 as the allied occupation ended, MATSUMOTO, with the encouragement of John D. Rockefeller 3rd, took the lead in organizing, and became the first managing director of Kokusai Bunka Kaikan, The International House of Japan