The IOUF – CICRCL Partnership Mission is derived from progressive thinkers in adult education in the USA, Latin America and Europe. The Mission draws from the philosophy and practice of many international theorists in the field of person- centered graduate education. IOUF’s Mission is grounded in the belief that education, research, and capacity building are key elements in resolving pressing global problems. IOUF endeavors to create an intellectual setting that easily crosses disciplinary boundaries and emphasizes collaborative learning. Doctoral learners are encouraged to develop programs of study that focus on social relevance and the ways in which the world’s peoples, with their multiple and conflicting interests, can live together peacefully and justly.