Global Icon for Youth Activist

5 Dec, 2017,Bibesh Manandhar/Prajwal Rajthala

Dr. MarekWosinski is employed by Arizona State University (ASU) as an Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Psychology, he is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability. He received his degrees in psychology (with specialization in clinical and educational psychology) from the University of Warsaw (Poland). He had internships in Montreal, London, and in various mental health institutions in Poland. In Poland he taught at Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Silesian University in Katowice. For many years he was involved in teachers education as a Director of Center for Teachers Education.

In 1990 he began teaching at ASU. Among other basic psychology courses, he has been teaching Community Psychology and Multicultural Perspective on Community Development. In the year 2000 he was a finalist for the ASU Teacher of the Year Award and he received the 2008 Outstanding Educator Award granted by the Society for Community Research and Action.  He published 4 books and 60 articles in Polish and international journals. He is a old interms of age but he has a young mentality and vision.

Through his entire career he has been very active on the international arena. He was teaching as a visiting professor in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. As a guest lecturer and motivational speaker he has been presenting throughout Europe, North/South America and Australia to diversified audiences:  teenagers, teachers, medical doctors, managers, parents, senior citizens, and others.  He organized two Summer Institutes on Community at Arizona State University with participation of students, faculty and local community professionals. He presented papers to numerous international conferences.

From 2007 till January 2014, he was building and facilitating the University-Community Partnership for Social Action Research Network (UCP-SARnet). In 2012 UCP-SARnet initiated partnership between Arizona State University (USA), Gandhi Research Foundation (India), and Jain Irrigation Systems, Ltd. (multinational company headquartered in India) that was formalized by signing a collaboration agreement in July 2012.  The partnership has organized the EmPeace LABS (Empowerment for Peace through Leadership in Agribusiness and Sustainability; Eradicating Poverty in Rural Communities), a leadership-training program committed to building a strong foundation for global peace by preparing young professionals for leadership in agri-business and sustainability.

In September 2014 he ventured a new organization Sustainable Transition Consulting LLC, that became a member of Smart Cities Council.  Also in September 2014 he created the Global Network for Sustainable Development (GNSD) that recently was registered as NGO. Recently Springer published a book Smart Learning in Smart Cities describing learning environment in smart cities in China. The book was co-authored by Dejian Liu, Ronghuai Huang (Dean of Smart Learning Institute), and MarekWosinski.

He is a member of the PHX Rotary 100 club in Phoenix, Arizona, chartered in 1914 and since the addressing global issues such as poverty, health, hunger, and education.

Now, Global Network Sustainable Development (GNSD)has a partnership agreement with one of the youth lead organization ‘Youth Parliament Nepal’ (YPN) in Nepal.

YPN is organizing a “Global Youth Peace Conference 2018” in Kathmandu, Nepal in which also Dr.Wosinski has a great contribution.