Category Archives: Education

My education: Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica

The Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica (Business University of Costa Rica) is a fully accredited private university in Costa Rica. For some general remarks on Costa Rican private universities, their legal context and international comparability, please see this article. The … Continue reading

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Ceremonies in London and Oxford

During April 2011, ceremonies took place for visiting doctoral graduates of the joint EAU – Oxford Centre for Leadership (OXCELL) program in Oxford and London. The graduates from Malaysia and Indonesia enjoyed a full program of events culminating in evening … Continue reading

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Christianity and Esotericism

Christianity & Esotericism Markus van Alphen Introduction by John Kersey Articles on the subject of esoteric Christianity by Markus van Alphen, Founding Bishop of The Young Rite, with an introduction by me. “Bishop Markus van Alphen offers an accessible and … Continue reading

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My education: Universidad Internacional, Panama

The Universidad Internacional, Panama (also known by its English name International University) was a government-accredited private university in Panama in existence between 2000 and 2012. The university was founded on 27 March 2000. It was accredited and authorized by an … Continue reading

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My education: Universidad San Juan de la Cruz, Costa Rica

The Universidad San Juan de la Cruz (University of St John of the Cross or USJDLC) is a fully accredited private university in Costa Rica. For some general remarks on Costa Rican private universities, their legal context and international comparability, … Continue reading

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Saint Regis University, Liberia – How the U.S. government destroyed a progressive online school that was seen as a threat to its academic establishment

The case of Saint Regis University (SRU), an online distance-learning school which between 2002 and 2004 held recognition by the government of Liberia, is uniquely complex and problematic in the study of transnational education and the questions of legitimacy and … Continue reading

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My education: St Ephrem’s Institute of Eastern Church Studies

St Ephrem’s Institute of Eastern Church Studies was established in 1974 as the Scandinavian extension of the People’s University of the Americas. For much of its history, it was closely associated with the Scandinavian representation (Svea Synod) of the Apostolic … Continue reading

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My education: Certificate in Managing People/Managing Others from INSEAD

In 2006, I took a short online distance learning course entitled Managing People/Managing Others from the leading French business school INSEAD. I was both interested in the course content and also curious to establish how an elite school approached the … Continue reading

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My education: Adam Smith University of Liberia

Adam Smith University of Liberia was a fully accredited private university in Liberia, active from its chartering by Act of the Liberian Legislature on 31 October 1995 until the expiry of its accreditation in December 2007. Adam Smith University was … Continue reading

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Work in education: St Katharine’s Institute, Wyoming, USA

St Katharine’s Institute of Theology and Religious Studies was an independent, privately-owned Christian theological institute founded and incorporated in Wyoming, United States of America, and controlled by the Religious Society of St Katherine, a religious teaching congregation. St Katherine’s Institute … Continue reading

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