Atlanta Nonprofits Send Medical Equipment to TajikistanProfessor Dunning Reviews Ga. Tech’s Ciber Program2005 Ivan Allen Legacy Award

Atlanta Nonprofits Send Medical Equipment to Tajikistan

Two metro Atlanta charitable organizations teamed up with Counterpart International Inc., a U.S. non-governmental organization that works closely with the U.S. State Department and U.S. agencies, to send 500 boxes of medical supplies and equipment to Tajikistan last week.

Atlanta-based MedShare International Inc. and the Society of International Business Fellows’ Global Network Foundation initiated the shipment to Tajikistan, one of the poorest countries in Eurasia.

“MedShare’s mission is to help countries like Tajikistan with urgently needed medical supplies and equipment,” MedShare CEO A.B. Short told GlobalAtlanta. Founded in 1998, MedShare has shipped more than $16 million worth of life-saving supplies and equipment to 73 countries. Its partners include hospital and medical facilities in the metro Atlanta area.

The Society of International Business Fellows was launched in 1981 as a program to prepare business leaders from the Southeast U.S. in the intricacies of international business.

It has evolved into an organization with some 500 members located on four continents. It also started the Global Network Foundation to provide support for philanthropic international initiatives through partnerships with foundations, corporations and individuals.

Joel Cowan, CEO of Habersham & Cowan Inc., a private service investment firm and a founder of the Society of International Business Fellows, helped initiate the shipment through the Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance, a joint undertaking involving the society that fosters the development of a new generation of leaders in the region.

Other co-sponsors of the shipment were Angie Allen, who is the CEO of Full Circle Living Inc., a nonprofit organization that identifies, supports and helps activate communities of people meaningfully contributing to the well-being of humanity and the world, and her husband, Sam, CEO of Globalt Inc., an investment management firm.

To learn more about MedShare go to or call (770) 323-5858.

Professor Dunning Reviews Ga. Tech’s Ciber Program

Professor John Dunning, emeritus professor of international business at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and state of New Jersey professor if international business at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., recently reviewed the program of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The CIBER program at Georgia Tech, created in 1993, is one of 30 national resource centers of excellence in international business funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

While in Atlanta Prof. Dunning made a presentation during which he outlined what he considered the salient issues facing the global economy.

These included the following questions: How can society benefit from the advantages of cross-border interconnectivity of people and organizations? How should global institutions be reconfigured and upgraded? And how to encourage the cultural and ideological mores and traditions which local communities, interest groups and individuals wish to preserve?

To learn more about GaTech’s Ciber program go to or call John McIntyre, professor of international management and executive director of the center, at (404) 894-1463 or send an e-mail to

2005 Ivan Allen Legacy Award

Katja Weber, Ph.D., associate professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and co-director of the European Union Center, was presented the 2005 Ivan Allen Legacy Award for Faculty at the Ivan Allen College Founder’s Day Celebration on March 15.

The award is presented to a current Georgia Tech faculty member who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to servicing students, the university and the community.