Right Livelihood Award Founder to Open College in Malaysia

Jacob von Uexkull, founder of the Right Livelihood awards, is to sign the agreement Thursday setting up the college with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) based in the city of Pinang, 200-kilometres north of Kuala Lampur, the foundation said.
“There are now 133 Right Livelihood Award laureates from 57 countries – 133 experts and leaders whose pioneering knowledge can help change the world for the better,” von Uexkull said.
The Swedish-German philanthropist created the awards in 1980, using the income from the sale of his valuable stamp collection to initially fund the prize.
The college was to organize lectures and seminars at partner universities. It was also to host a secretariat that was to be headed by Professor Anwar Fazal, a 1982 Right Livelihood Award winner.

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