CoNet by Harry Stevens
This server has been supporting the United States Peace Corps in Ukraine, where Volunteers (PCVs), in collaboration with Ukrainians, have been developing the following websites (click on any to view or just remember the /[word] to access later as easy extensions for this http://co.net site). The /participate conferencing system is no longer available on this server. Minnesota Returned PCVs (MnRPCV) &Ukrainian exchange students & faculty will redesign CoNet. The following are listed in the order developed, except for the first three links, the most current of these websites:
/yalta Yalta 2011 trip leaflets;
/becoolgogreen about AustinMN Coalition for Environmental Sustainability (aces*), co-sponsor of CoNet redesign;
* click on http://becoolgogreen.pbwiki.com/ for acesÕinteractive calendar & agenda to be integrated above in Feb 2009
** click on FoUapproved.doc to download to see changes to occur here by mid-2009
/ukraine about PCVs, their sites here, past & current projects, and resources globally;
/mykolayiv developed by Ukrainian students about their PCVs-led summer school;
/kherson designed by a Ukrainian student about business courses taught by PCVs;
/travel about tourism especially in southern Ukraine for a travel agency here;
/trade about trade zone business development seminars, involving a PC grant;
/health under construction (as a PCV secondary project) for Ukrainian doctors;
/energy about wind power development, closing of Chernobyl nuclear power, etc.
/cshi about Crimea State Humanitarian Institute (CSHI)
/crimea about Crimea (tourism, communities, trade, energy)
/dialog in 2007 about war, energy, the economy, and other issues of the 2007-08 political campaigns
/harry, a 2010 memoir in-process ABOUT your host, Chandler Harrison ("Harry") Stevens :
Harry (a.k.a. Harrison of Kherson -- & of Yalta -- or as "Lighthorse") helped Hormel Institute at the University of Minnesota to launch CoNet and the Southern Minnesota Internet Group (smig.net) in 1993-99. He then entered the Peace Corps in February1999 and served in Ukraine through April 2001, after which he organized Friends of Ukraine. After his post-Katrina Crisis Corps service in Alabama in September-October 2005, he similarly organized Friends of USA, which is composed mainly of Returned PCVs (RPCVs) who joined in that PC Response effort, the first ever to help in a disaster within the United States rather than in a developing country elsewhere.
Harry applied his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Georgia Tech, 1956) and Ph.D. in Economics (MIT, 1967) degrees to becoming a management consultant in computers (1956- ), an Air Force Officer at the Pentagon computer center (1957-60), a politician (1962-1970) in Massachusetts, a professor (1969-74) at RPI and MIT, and an entrepreneur (1970-1999) in founding Participation Systems Incorporated (1970-1986) and then in co-founding Eventures Limited (1987-1999), which developed Participate/Parti, the first commercial computer conferencing software (1980-2002) and media dialog systems, credited with supporting the biggest upset Congressional election in 1970 (Father Robert Drinan) and in conducting a Crimean energy dialog on TV, on radio and in newspapers in Ukraine in 2001.
Dr. Stevens is a husband to one (Joann Orcutt Stevens), a father to two (Emily Joan Stevens and Maria Stevens Bollinger), a grandfather to one (Dexter Michael Stevens Skahill) and a co-moderator of Yahoo Groups for Sister Colleges in the US & Ukraine, Friends of USA, and Save Our Democracy (SOD -- open to all to please join).
(c):2001-2008 by UMn/HI
Last update: 4 December 2008