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About AI

The Ash Tree, located on the homepage banner, represents Ashburn Institute's logo, symbolizing deep historical roots and multiple branches representing a global outreach to all nations, all cultures, and all ethnic groups. Ashburn Institute (AI) operationalizes its mission through the conduct of international conferences. Generally these are hosted by universities and in some cases governments. Universities have included: American University of Girme, in North Cyprus; Oklahoma University; and Washington University. We were also supported by the government of the Czech Republic. Conferences are attended by graduate students who have successfully competed for our annual scholarships which covers their expenses for travel and lodging. Graduate students globally are eligible for these scholarships.
The diversity of our board of directors is the key to our success:
Dr. Robert L. Frantz. Entrepreneur, strategic planner, and a global traveler. Serves as Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Joseph Drew. Professor of Sociology.
Dr. Nejat Dogan. Professor of Political Science.
McCall Carter, JD. Works for the International Criminal Court, Arusha, Tanzania.
Dr. Bob Krone. Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California.
Mr. Walt Putnam. Retired international reporter for the Associated Press.
Advisory Board:
Dr. Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo. Director Ashburn Institute European Office