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Emanuel Kuntzelman

Having grown up with exchange students in his home and having studied abroad, Emanuel Kuntzelman knew well the tremendous value of student exchange. Thus, in 1985, he founded Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI) in cooperation with his parents. The program has grown from 7 students that first year to approximately 10,000 participants annually. After establishing CCI, Emanuel and his wife Laura Rose, founded the Fundacion por el Futuro in Spain. Other endeavors include work with Ibiza’s ecological center, Casita Verde and the creation of the eco-friendly, fair trade Greenheart Shops on the island of Ibiza, as well as in Chicago.

In addition to overseeing the organization, Emanuel has been an inspirational speaker since the mid 1970’s. Dedicated to personal and social transformation, Emanuel leads workshops, lectures and retreats with the idea that personal growth leads to a transformed society of holistic humans. Emanuel’s accomplishments extend throughout the U.S. and Spain.

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