Bruce White presents to UNESCO and UNDP
OICD Director, Bruce White, presents to UNESCO and UNDP on OICD Methodology

Bruce was brought up in Nigeria, New Orleans, London and Mississippi, and has lived and worked in Japan, Italy, Canada, the UK and Malta. He holds degrees in Human Sciences and Social Anthropology from Durham University (BA, MA) and Oxford Brookes University (PhD). He has developed undergraduate, graduate and professional courses in conflict and identity studies, applied anthropology and executive education and has taught at Durham University, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Kyoto University and Doshisha University, Kyoto. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London (UCL), and Professor and former Dean of the Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA) at Doshisha University, Kyoto.

Bruce conceived the basic framework for Intra-Cultural Development (the theory and practice upon which the OICD operates) in 1998 and has been developing and promoting the approach ever since (read the OICD story).

Bruce piloted applications of Intra-Cultural Development across Europe, Japan, Mali, Fiji, Guyana and Canada as means to develop a real world methodology for social transformation (now the EMIC method).

As OICD executive director Bruce continues to work on expanding the organization’s programs, membership, partnerships, projects and scope of activities.

In addition to his academic roles and in the OICD, Bruce is also a member of the Senegal-based NGO Imagine Africa, and an external consultant for the London-based NGO International Alert.

Bruce has published on the topics of Civic Engagement, Conflict Transformation, Generational Change and Conflict and Identity.

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