Institute on World Problems


Institute on World Problems

Promoting in-depth, holistic solutions for the entire range of our planetary crises.

Building leadership skills for the Earth Federation.

The Institute on World Problems (IOWP) is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization registered in the USA. IOWP includes a group of scholars, researchers, and students who examine global problems deeply with a view to their interrelatedness and interconnectedness. We address the problems not in an ad hoc crisis-by-crises manner (the most common approach to world problems) but rather by looking at the systematic causes and consequences of present day institutions. We study and promote integrated and lasting solutions to the deepest problems facing humanity in the early 21st century.

The IOWP is an organization of dedicated and loving researchers who want to open up a future for the children of the world and establish the possibility of a decent world system for all the citizens of the Earth. We work with like-minded organizations such as the City Montessori School (CMS) of Lucknow, India and the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) that sponsors the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and sessions of the Provisional World Parliament.

IOWP research is behind a number of the quality legislative acts and resolutions passed to date in sessions of the Provisional World Parliament. Together these legislative acts and resolutions articulate the vision of an integrated and coherent world system that establishes a decent future for the world’s two billion children. We support the elaboration of an integrated world system designed to address global crises and world problems under the authority of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth.

IOWP has a number of projects that cooperate with the WCPA that include research and education directed toward solving world problems. The Institute is interested is sponsoring sustainable projects in developing countries, especially South Asia, Africa, and South America. For example, we are developing permaculture projects in Togo, West Africa. Second, we are developing the Collegium of World Judges by helping retired judges envision and articulate the foundations for a world under the auspices of enforceable democratically legislated world law. Third, we support the educational and research functions of the Provisional World Parliament. Fourth, we promote education worldwide concerning global issues and our options with regard to dealing with those issues.

Board of Trustees:

  • Eugenia Almand, J.D. (Executive Director), USA
  • Dominique Balouki, Togo
  • Jagdish Gandhi, India
  • Dauji Gupta, India
  • Nalin Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka
  • Glen T. Martin, Ph.D. (President), USA
  • Alwyn Moss, USA
  • JW Smith, USA
  • Phyllis Turk, CNM Treasurer, USA

Graduate School of World Problems

The Graduate School of World Problems was begun in 1982 by an act of the Provisional World Parliament. Continuing its work, the Institute on World Problems was founded in 2003 to provide the initial activation of the Institute On Governmental Procedures and World Problems identified in Article 8, Section D of the Constitution of the Federation of Earth.

IOWP school seminar in GhanaThe Institute has the educational mission of studying world problems in relation to good government, of promoting sustainable development around the world, of promoting Esperanto as a universal language and English as a second language, and of promoting democratic world law and nonviolent procedures of conflict resolution everywhere on the Earth.

We offer certificates, develop on-line courses and train future leaders within the Earth Federation Movement. We have held seminars in many countries around the world (see list below). Click here for more photos of our seminars.

IOWP Seminars To Date:

  • Ghana, May-June 2002
  • Lucknow, India, June 2002
  • Kara, Togo, June 2003
  • Lucknow, India, June-December, 2002
  • Chennai, India, December 2002
  • South Bangladesh, January 2004
  • Kolkata, India, January 2005
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2005
  • Kameoka, Japan, January 2005
  • Tepotzlan, Mexico, May 2005
  • Lucknow, India, September 2005
  • Erode in Tamil Nadu, South India, September 2005
  • Kalamata, Greece, March 2006
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2007
  • Toronto, Canada, May 12-13, 2008
  • Chennai, India, June 2008
  • San Jose, Costa Rica, January 2010
  • Zagreb, Croatia, March 2010
  • San Jose, Costa Rica, May 2011
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2011
  • Chennai, India, June 2011
  • Bangalore, India, June 2011
  • Raquette Lake, NY, USA, July 2011
  • Northern Costa Rica, September 2011
  • Kara, and Lome, Togo, June 2012
  • Zagreb, Croatia, June 2012
  • Skopie, Macedonia, June 2012
  • San Jose and northern Costa Rica, September 2012
  • Delhi, India, December 2012
  • Istanbul, Turkey, December 2012
  • Raquette Lake, NY, June 2013

Learn more about the Institute on World Problems at the IOWP website.