ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

Research Fellows

Resonating~Business in a Resonating~World

Resonating~Business in a Resonating~World connects two end-points — Resonating~Business as a practical, common day-to-day activity and the Resonating~World as a universal, systemic definition of how the world works — using Nikola Tesla’s observation: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

OBJECTIVE AND EXPECTED RESULT

Resonating~Business in a Resonating~World will provide a framework for understanding Nikola Tesla’s “secrets of the universe” quote and a roadmap for the application of that framework to business. The framework is necessarily based on energy, frequency, and vibration, and both the framework and its application to business will expand to include other disciplines as well.

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DAVID TALMOR

DAVID TALMOR

RESEARCH FELLOW

David Talmor has decades of experience working in large and mid-size companies in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, both as a member of the management teams of industrial and high-tech companies and as a management consultant to such companies.

His focus has been on business flows and he is the author of many articles as well as the industry-standard book “Supply Chain for Liquids”. David utilized extensive investigation of nature and natural processes to gain new Resonating-based understandings of human interaction in general and energy flows and Resonating in businesses in particular, resulting in the It’s~A~Resonating~World initiative.

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Extending Quantum-like framework of decision making to group decision making, organization behaviors, or social networking.

In this area objective would be to continue ongoing collaborations, and align them to the overall values and objectives of new paradigm research at the institute. View all research objectives.

SUDIP PATRA

SUDIP PATRA

RESEARCH FELLOW

Dr Sudip Patra completed PhD from University of Glasgow, Scotland, in the area of mathematical modelling in Finance. Sudip with a previous background of Physics is devoted to research works in the inter/transdisciplinary areas of Quantum-like modelling in decision sciences, and its implications in social sciences, for example in economics, finance, group decision making(as in OB), and policy research. Quantum-like modelling is an exciting interface between mathematical and philosophical aspects of Quantum science and its possible applications in human decision making, AI, with its possible relations with quantum mind or quantum brain hypothesis, but not necessarily so. Sudip is working on relevant publications and projects with Pioneering Scientists in this regard (for example with Professor Stu Kauffman or Prof Menas Kafatos, or Prof Partha Ghose in India). Sudip is a founding member of CEASP (Centre for Complexity Economics, Applied Spirituality and Public Policy ) at OP Jindal Global University, India, where he is also Associate Professor. jgu.edu.in

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Sudip is also engaged in research in Quantum foundations, which is a mathematical and philosophical enquiry into ontological and epistemological questions, which are foundational to quantum physics. Sudip’s research works can be found at Sudip Patra | Stats (researchgate.net). Sudip’s teaching responsibilities and interests lie is complexity economics, and related PhD supervision. He has been visitor speaker in prestigious institutes, for example IIT Bombay, or Aston University UK, and alike.

Research Leads

Spiritual Knowledge From Food Production As Principal Aspect To “Buen Vivir”

From the Andean and Amazonian regions of South America a new knowledge is emerging related to other values from nature and human beings. This is an intercultural vision, as it expresses a confluence of knowledges, rationalities and sensibilities from critiques within or at the margin of modernity. This new knowledge is related to the plural concept of “Buen Vivir”.

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CARLA NARBAIZA

CARLA NARBAIZA

RESEARCH LEAD

Carla’s academic formation began as an Engineer with integral preparation as a manager and researcher of natural resources and the environment, followed by postgraduate study in Geography. This added a territory-based perspective of the interconnection between natural environments and human environments, with strong emphasis on spacio-temporal land system dynamics. The research interest always guiding her investigations is how to improve our understanding of land use from a scholarly and academic perspective, and how to further conservation and sustainable development at the same time as we search for new ways of living in community with our nature.

She has worked for more than five years as University Lecturer as part of an interdisciplinary team. That kind of work increased her capability to hear other points of view and to manage dialogue that spreads new co-creative knowledge in the classroom, thereby generating and guiding richer discussions. In particular, through a focus on cultural, social, and environmental issues with students, without losing sight of their integration or excluding specialized knowledge bases. In the same way, she has taken part in several other interdisciplinary research teams.

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Moreover, she has worked extensively to construct a bridge between science, policy, civil society, and the private sector as a Project Manager of native forests in the Tierra del Fuego region of Argentina. This work has strengthened her knowledge about nature conservation, human well-being, and natural resource management through the implementation of an “integral manager plan” for land use in the private sector. This plan takes into account all types of landscapes, as well as including a branch of productive activities, such as agriculture, livestock, silviculture, and tourism. Cultural and social issues formed the background which guided the entire process in contemplation of pre-, existing, and post-intervention activities.

During the past five years, Carla has been working on an alternative project called Spiritual Knowledge based on food production as the main aspect of “Buen Vivir” (in English: right livelihood). This has been a big challenge for her because she has been working almost entirely on her own as an independent researcher during these years. She would like to share and exchange different experiences with a wide trans-disciplinary work-teams, such as in the research domain of NEW PARADIGM SPIRITUALITY, and especially in the sub-domain of EMERGING COSMOVISIONS, WELTANSCHAUUNGEN, and ORIGEN MYTHS of the Laszlo Institute.

Carla’s academic formation began as an Engineer with integral preparation as a manager and researcher of natural resources and the environment, followed by postgraduate study in Geography. This added a territory-based perspective of the interconnection between natural environments and human environments.
She has worked for more than five years as University Lecturer, being part of an interdisciplinary team. This increased her capability to hear other points of view and, thereby generating and guiding richer discussions, in particular, focusing on cultural, social, and environmental issues.

Moreover, she has worked extensively to construct a bridge between science, policy, civil society, and the private sector as a Project Leader of native forests in the Tierra del Fuego region of Argentina. This work has strengthened her knowledge about nature conservation, human well-being, and natural resource management through the implementation of an “integral management plan” for land use in the private sector. This plan takes into account all types of landscapes, as well as including a branch of productive activities, such as agriculture, livestock, silviculture, and tourism. Cultural and social issues formed the background which guided the entire process in contemplation of pre-existing, and post-intervention activities.

Since this experience, she has written several articles, book chapters, and a book. One of the last ones was, ”La Prospectiva de la Patagonia Sur, en retrospectiva. Análisis crítico de una propuesta de Desarrollo Territorial Sostenible“, in 2022, and the other one “El lugar del conocimiento. Saberes ancestrales y conocimiento académico”, in 2020, whose English version she is now working on in cooperation with Cecilia Escribano.

The interest that always guides her research is how to improve our understanding of land use from an academic perspective. But also, her incessant self-reflection and introspection led her to link other tools associated with the search for inner wisdom through art, for example. Knowing if we want to achieve conservation and sustainable development at the same time that we find a new way of living in community with our nature, the shift begins with oneself.

In recent years, Carla has been working as an independent researcher: Spiritual Knowledge from food production as principal aspect to “Buen Vivir” (in English: right livelihood). This research emerged from a fellowship in the University of Osnabrück in Germany in 2016 and the interchange has been continued later with other researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland. The project is related to food production closer to agroecology and also related to the knowledge that can connect with our inner and ancestral wisdom. With this goal, in the last few months, Carla started a trip around some European countries using Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices, learning more about food production, experimenting and interchanging within organic farmers’ lives.

This journey started in England, then Ireland and now continues in Denmark. She would like to share and exchange
different experiences with wide trans-disciplinary work-teams, such as in the NEW PARADIGM SPIRITUALITY.

CECILIA ESCRIBANO

CECILIA ESCRIBANO

TEAM MEMBER

Cecilia has an academic background in biological sciences, starting with a grade in Veterinary Medicine. She focused her professional practice in the social field, as an agricultural extension technician. For more than ten years, she has coordinated and participated in several research and territorial development projects in the Argentinian institutional scope.

She worked extensively in management, interinstitutional relationships and transdisciplinary work aiming to be a nexus between farmers, government, academics and citizens. She realized the challenges that science and institutions face in order to attend to real demands, considering economic, environmental and cultural perspectives. She also worked for more than five years as a university lecturer, trying to encourage analytical and critical vision in the students.

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Later, she focused on academic research in Uruguay, where accomplished the Magister in Biological Sciences postgrad. She perceived the signals of a higher order that humans try to control but ignore and the urgency for science to integrate other realms of knowledge. During all this academic and professional path, she took training in several holistic therapies, art forms and physical disciplines such as Yoga, Reiki, Akashic Records Readings, Floral Therapy, music and dancing. She is an enthusiast of ancient medicine, conscious opening and knowledge integrating practices.

Currently, she is mentoring students and giving yoga classes, combinging tools from different physical, philosophical and spiritual disciplines. She focuses on personal paths, accompanying and promoting inner development. In the same way, she has worked with children, acknowledging their interests, abilities and emotions as a springboard for their own growth.

Cecilia is moved by an infinite curiosity on inner wisdom and its full expression in our relationship with the environment, both physical and spiritual. Her wish is to be part of a growing global community that transcends the academic and individual boundaries and develops in a shared consciousness.

Kurdistan Region Iraq (KRI) Teacher Up-Take of Student-Centered and/or Flipped Classroom Approach

This study will focus on curriculum development and the practical application of emerging conceptions in beyond-the-school real-world settings. Specifically, it will explore what internal barriers exist in KRI teachers to adopting a student-centered and/or flipped Classroom approach.

We also expect to help the teachers in this area to overcome those barriers and to adopt more interactive approaches, such that students are not just passive listeners to lectures, but rather active participants in knowledge acquisition through dialogue and question asking.

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JESSICA ASHE

JESSICA ASHE

RESEARCH LEAD

Jessica Ashe’s academic career started with a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Emory University, during which time she had the opportunity to work at Yerkes Primate Center. She then went on to teach at Kangwando University in Chuncheon, South Korea, prior to its development. For her first master’s degree, she studied at the Sorbonne and at Centre International d’Etudes Françaises in Angers during the summer and taught French at the University of Hawai’i @ Manoa during the school year.

Her doctoral degree from the Cincinnati was in Literacy & Second Language Studies, where she supported English language learners in many ways, from teaching, to visa support and facilitation with nations’ cultural attachés. In 2012, she was chosen as the graduate student to accompany a diplomatic mission to Iraq, where she taught English and liaised with Salahaddin University officials.

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With Miami University, she taught Composition & Rhetoric while researching and solving ‘learning inhibitors’. During that time, she also toured China on multiple occasions, fine-tuning articulation agreements with partner universities. Upon completion of her MBA, she began teaching Economics. At that point, she moved to the Farmer School of Business’ John W. Alman Institute for Entrepreneurship, where she served as an Assistant Director in Social Entrepreneurship.

In 2020, she published her third peer-reviewed research study, “Curriculum Design for a Productive, Harmonious Society” with Al-Ameed International Centre for Research & Studies, Karbala, Iraq.

Her current study centers on why, despite awareness of the efficacy of student-centered teaching, teachers in developing nations persist with the ineffective lecture-based model. She is working with Mr. Himdad Muhammad, Dean of Salahaddin University in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.

HIMDAD A. MUHAMMAD

HIMDAD A. MUHAMMAD

TEAM MEMBER

Prof. Dr. Himdad’s academic career started with his BA in English language and literature at college of Arts, Salahaddin university in 1997. Being one of the top graduates at the English department, Himdad was immediately accepted in postgraduate studies to do his MA. He chose to work on phonetics and phonology in his thesis and made a comparison between RP English and Hawler Dialect of Kurdish. Prior to finishing his MA thesis, he started teaching comprehension and composition to undergraduate students at the English department, college of Education, Salahaddin university in 1998. Upon finishing his MA, he was appointed as the coordinator of the department. He has taught different modules for undergraduate students such as linguistics, essay writing, pronunciation, phonology, conversation, and reading comprehension.
For his PhD, which he got with distinction in 2006, he worked on the syntax and semantics of metaphor in modern English Journalism , which was later published as a book. He has also started teaching postgraduate students at Salahaddin, Soran and Koya universities .
His research interests include semantics, pragmatics, translation, EFL.
He is currently Staff member in English Department, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University-Erbil , where he teaches ‘Trends in Modern Linguistics’; ‘Semantics’ and ‘Academic Debate’.
He is also the President of Kurdistan English Language Teachers Professional Network(KELPTN); the Founder and CEO of MegaMind Plus Academy for Education, Training and Consultancy. Recently, he has become the Editor-in-chief of Zanco Journal of Human Sciences, published by Salahaddin university.

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Has participated in various international and national conferences, workshops and training courses.
Has presented and delivered keynote speeches in various international and national conferences, workshops and training courses.

Has 11 published books, including an English learning series and an electronic dictionary (ZAR dictionary)

Has 43 published academic papers

Has translated tens of articles for international and local newspapers and magazines and TVs.

Currently, Staff member in English Department, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University-Erbil.
President of Kurdistan English Language Teachers’ Professional Network(KELPTN).
Founder and CEO of MegaMind Plus Academy for Education, Training and Consultancy.
Editor-in-chief of Zanco Journal of Human Sciences, published by Salahaddin university for 35 years.
His research interests range from Phonetics, Phonology (MA thesis), Semantics and Pragmatics (PhD dissertation), Applied linguistics/TEFL/TESOL, translation and cultural studies.