Akami University

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As an integral part of its mission, Akamai University endeavors to move the world to a place of compassion and understanding, one individual at a time. Headquartered in Hilo, Hawaii, Akamai offers programs that serve the cause of human betterment, including one of the most comprehensive and distinctive Men’s Studies and Fatherhood Programs in the United States. The program’s goal is to empower its participants with the knowledge and capabilities to effectively manage the ensuing changes in men’s roles and responsibilities. Akamai is committed to developing leaders and mentors who can work effectively and responsibly within the diversity of the fatherhood movement as they affect social policy and build a broader base of knowledge for the study and research of both genders and their contributions to our culture. Akamai supports the development of compassionate leaders through its array of course offerings which include male psychology, men's and father's rights, masculine spirituality, models and roles of masculinity, contemporary issues facing men, early childhood development, new roles for fathers, the modern family, gender and power, the challenge of marriage, issues in men's physical health, gender and politics, ancient and modern rites of passage, life stages, Jung's contributions to male psychology, family violence, men in literature, war and trauma, the men's movement, new models of male leadership, and issues in male sexuality. Participants are also engaged in a local practicum that brings together learning with action, research with practice, and integrates the Akamai program with the activities of organizations actively involved in the fatherhood movement, including those within prison settings.

A graduate school at the frontier of distance education, Akamai University is dedicated to the betterment of the human condition and sustainability of the planet. Founded in June of 2002, Akamai is legally established by charter as a non-profit tax-exempt institution and is operating in good standing under the laws of the United States of America. Akamai University is not accredited by an accrediting agency or association recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. They have achieved academic readiness for international accreditation and are now seeking the financial support necessary for this undertaking. To that end, Akamai University has launched a Development Fund Campaign and invites your participation. The University’s Development Fund will provide the financial resources needed to successfully approach the first level of international accreditation. Providing this added value to the program, it will attract a greater number of graduate students – future fatherhood practitioners – who are searching for this type of unique and comprehensive Fatherhood and Men’s studies program.

For further information about who they are, please visit their website at www.akamaiuniversity.us or Akamai University, 193 Kino`ole Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 or 877.934.8793 from the USA and Canada. For information about the Akamai Development Fund Campaign, please contact Douglass Capogrossi, Ph.D., President of Akamai University via telephone at 808.934.8793 or E-mail

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