Auroville Foundation

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The Auroville Foundation "consists of research, educational, service and commercial units dedicated to the promotion of the ideals of Auroville and of units dedicated to the uplifting of the population living in the villages surrounding Auroville." [1]

Governing Board

Accessed May 2012: [2]

Governing Board (2007)[3]

Former members include:

Representatives of the Central Government have included

International Advisory Council [4]

  • Sir Marc Tully, British Indian-based journalist and commentator, born in Calcutta, has been BBC's India correspondent for 22 years, and awarded a knighthood in the British Queen's New Year's honours list in 2001;
  • Mr. Doudou Diene, special rapporteur to the U.N. on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and director of intercultural, inter-religious dialogue and peace culture at UNESCO;
  • Dr. Marc Luyckx Ghisi, a theologian, researcher in global cultural transformation; previously advisor to the presidents Delors and Santer at the European Commission;
  • Dr. Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society, New York USA; and
  • Mr. Julian Lines, currently chairperson of the Auroville International Association.

Former members of the International Advisory Council are:



Resources and articles


  1. Home Page, Auroville Foundation, accessed July 15, 2007.
  2. Auroville Foundation Governing Board, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2012.
  3. The Governing Board, Auroville Foundation, accessed July 15, 2007.
  4. The International Advisory Council (IAC), Auroville Foundation, accessed May 2, 2012.