For over thirty years Marilyn Wilhelm has been creating, developing, and implementing an interdisciplinary, intercultural, interlingual, interfaith Cosmopolitan Curriculum rooted in Universal Cultural Traditions and Standards of Thought. Wilhelm Scholê International has won international acclaim and is recognized as “one of the most respected unified diversity education training programs in the world.”  Marilyn Wilhelm has spoken at significant conferences all over the world.  Her book, Education: The Healing Art, has been translated into six languages.

Designated: First Breakthrough Woman in Education, International Women's Forum

Designated  An Old MasterPurdue University.

Monograph:  Education for the Citizens of the Twenty-First Century, for the time capsule 1977 to be opened in the year 2076, as requested by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa Boston University.

Emmy Award-winning CBS television documentary on Wilhelm Scholê International: To See A World


Wilhelm Scholê International:  A Model of  Excellence, University of Texas: Centennial Celebration.

Wilhelm Scholê International:  A+ for Breaking the Mold Award, United States Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

Wilhelm Scholê International presented and discussed as  A Lighthouse of Innovation  at Texas A&M University:  New Directions in Education Conference.

Speaker: Third International Seminar of Misconceptions and Educational Strategies in Science and Mathematics Cornell University,  Ithaca, New York;  Mathematics and Moral Imagination

Speaker and Participant: UNICEF State of the World’s Children National Launch;  Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.

Speaker: American Association for the Advancement of Science;  Science Forum, Washington, D.C.,  Education for the 21st Century

Recipient Texas Arts Commission and Texas Arts Alliance Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts Through Education.

Recipient:  Institute of International Education Award.

Guest of the Government of Israel under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Recipient:  Egyptian-American Society Award.

Speaker and Participant:  Inauguration of International Peace University,  Potsdam and Berlin, Germany.

Only woman participant:  Second International Symposium: New Initiatives in East-West Detente, Hofburg,  Vienna, Austria.

One of 30 participants from the US and Europe, International Seminar of Human and Urban Renewal, sponsored by the International YMCA, Yugoslavia, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and the Netherlands.

Delegate:  United Religions Initiative 1999 Conference at Stanford University.

Recipient:  The Outstanding Science and Mathematics Teacher Award, Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Speaker: Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research Conference, Boulder, Colorado; Values and Modern Science.

Recipient:  Public Service Award, Los Angeles Museum of Science and Industry.

Recipient:  Appreciation Award, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, North Texas State University

U.S. Delegate:  International Nutrition Conference, Mexico City.

Recipient:  Appreciation Award, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.

Honoree:  Houston Center for Attitudinal Healing.

Recipient:  Brain Allergy Research Inc. Award.

An Evening Honoring Marilyn Wilhelm, The Remington Hotel; Houston, Texas; Speaker, Norman Cousins;  Performance:  Pianist Daniel Pollack; Honorary Co-Chairpersons:  Dr. Lawrence Derthick, Former United States Commissioner of Education, Vidal Sassoon, International Chairperson for Hebrew University.  

Appointed:  Texas Commissioner on the Status of Women.

Moderator:  PBS Television, Nuclear Weapons: The Human Impact, Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Fine Arts Commission, and Texas Lutheran University.

Wilhelm Scholê International exhibitHaiku Poetry and Sumi-e Paintings Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles.  President Nixon of the United States and Prime Minister Tanaka of Japan, Honorary Co-Sponsors.  The exhibit toured California for three years resulting in the establishment of Haiku poetry in the schools of California.

Haiku Poetry: A Children’s Collection, published by Doubleday, made the New York Times Best Seller List.

Haiku Poetry: A Children’s Collection was acquired by the public libraries of Texas.

The introduction to all five editions of Haiku Poetry: A Children’s Collection was made by the author Irving Stone.  Eleven of the Haiku poems were set to music for children’s choir and small orchestra by composer Richard Ralf

Wilhelm Scholê International Haiku Poetry and Sumi-e Paintings Exhibits were presented at the James Dick International Institute Festival, and Haiku Music was presented as the Houston Symphony Youth Concert with the Wilhelm Scholê International Choir, for two years in a row.

NBC Television (Houston affiliate KPRC)  presentation of Wilhelm Scholê International adaptation of the Stravinsky ballet, The Firebird; in conjunction with the Houston Symphony.

NBC Television (Houston affiliate KPRC) presentation of Wilhelm Scholê International original Dance/Drama, Guernica.

Wilhelm Scholê International, Diary of a Painter, Picasso and His Friends, Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles.  David Rockefeller, Jr. Honorary Chairman.

Wilhelm Scholê International, Diary of a Painter, Picasso and His Friends, Palais Palffy, Vienna, Austria.  The exhibit toured Europe for three years.

Wilhelm Scholê International,  Diary of a Painter, Picasso and His Friends Inaugural Children's Exhibit at Documenta, Kassel, Germany.

Wilhelm Scholê International exhibit and presentation: Egypt’s Gifts to the World; Coptic Church of Houston and innumerable schools and libraries: made possible by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Speaker/Participant: Texas Black Caucus Convention; Austin, Texas; Egypt’s Gifts to the World.

Creativity and the Human Spirit Seminars, Françoise Gilot, Amy Freeman Lee, Marilyn Wilhelm; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; McNay Museum of San Antonio.

Wilhelm Scholê International exhibit, The First Cosmopolis, (sole representative of  the U.S.A.) celebrating UNICEF's Year of Communication, United Nations, New York City.

Speaker: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 62nd Annual Meeting.  The Relationship of Science and Philosophy Symposium; Boulder, Colorado; History of Philosophy/Science: The Collective Dream.

Speaker: The Arts: The Imperative for Excellence Conference; University of Texas at Austin; The Arts: The Heart of Holistic Education.

Speaker and Participant: Global Ethics and Universal Education for Values: Combating Intolerance and Implementing Education for Peace; Ethics Initiatives Consortium; Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France;  Timeless Values: Fundamental Principles of Civilization.

Wilhelm Scholê International exhibit, The Poetic Universe of Albert Einstein,  Harvard University, Boston; University of Vienna, Austria; International Peace University, Berlin, Germany; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference in Washington, D.C.


Speaker: Poetry As Healer: The Therapeutic Empowerment of the Humanities; University of Texas at Austin; The Wisdom of the Iliad.

Wilhelm Scholê International Dance/Drama, The Wisdom of the Illiad, performances at Robert E. Lee High School for the six secondary schools for the Gifted and Talented, San Antonio, Texas.  The performance was voted The Most Significant Event of the Year.

Speaker: The International Society for Music Education Conference; London, Western, Ontario, Canada;  Music to Unify the Arts and Sciences For Young Children 2 to 12.

Keynote Speaker and the adoption of  Wilhelm Scholê International anthem, All One Family, as the theme for Humane Society of the United States National Conference; The Cosmos Is A Kinship System.


Speaker and Participant: Accelerated Change: Effects of Population Growth on the Environment and on Us; The Philosophical Society of  Texas 163rd Anniversary Conference;  San Antonio, Texas;  Reversing the Tower of Babel.


Keynote Speaker: United States China Peoples Friendship Association 17th Annual Conference; Houston, Texas;  A Verbal Map to Oneness.


Speaker: United States China Peoples Friendship Association 25th Annual Conference; Naples, Florida;  A Dialogue with Confucius and Socrates.


Recipient: United States Peoples Republic of China Friendship Association National Award; Celebrating  the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the United States Peoples Republic of China Friendship Association; San Francisco, California  September 5, 2009.


Speaker: UNESCO International Mother Language Day; Texas Southern  University, Houston, Texas; Returning to Our Roots.


Wilhelm Scholê  International World Premier:  Dances of Enlightenment Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California; June 2005 in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the celebration of  United Nations World Environment Day.


Wilhelm Scholê International Performance: Dances of Enlightenment Alessandro Scarlatti Auditorium, Naples, Italy, May 19, 2009 in celebration of  United Nations World Environment Day, televised nationwide by RAI  National Television of Italy.


Keynote Speaker: European Association for Sustainable Development Conference August 7th  to 9th 2009, Vienna, Austria.  The Cosmos is a Kinship System.


Keynote Speaker: Towards a New Renaissance 3: Harmonizing Spirituality, Nature, and Health;   Humboldt University Berlin, Germany;  October 30  – November 1, 2009;  The Cosmos is a Kinship System.

Presenter: Mohammad Yunus Vision Summit for Entrepreneurship;  Henry – Ford – Bau – FU Berlin, Germany; November  6 – 8,  2010;  Entrepreneurship in Education workshop.

Speaker: 10th International Conference of  Chief Justices of the World: Awakening Planetary Consciousness; Lucknow, India; December 11-14, 2009.  The Cosmos Is A Kinship System.

Recipient: Congressional Recognition from the United States Congress, presented by the Honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, for  Marilyn Wilhelm’s  unparalleled contributions to education and world  peace; May 11, 2010


Keynote Speaker: Tagore Einstein Council International Conference, Unity of Science and Knowledge: Universal and Integral; Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany;  September 13, 2010; Science Ethics Aesthetics: Three Modes of Spiritual Knowing

Speaker: Entrepreneurship Summit, Entrepreneurial Design, Henry - Ford – Bau – FU Berlin, Germany; November 6, 2010; Education for the 21st Century: Developing Global Renaissance Human Beings.

Speaker and Participant:  European Association for Sustainable Development Conference, Vienna, Austria; November 26-28, 2010;  Change of Consciousness: Returning to our Roots.

Participant: International Forum for Studies in Science and Religion: Religious Co-existence and Tolerance: Challenging Borders in a Global Context, Kolkata, India; 2011; Education for a Global Era: Returning to our Roots

Speaker:  Entrepreneurship Summit, Entrepreneurship and Personal Development, Henry - Ford - Bau - FU Berlin, Germany; October 29, 2011.

Speaker:  Anna-Lindh-Salon: Education for a Global Era, Berlin, Germany; November 1, 2011.

Appointed:  Goodwill Ambassador for The Golden Rule by the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative, December 2011.

Delegate:  Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit invited by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates; December 12-15, 2011.

Plenary Speaker: Third International Conference: International Forum for Studies in Science and Religion;  Universalistic Religion and Multi-Cultural Society: Tagore’s Contribution, Kolkata, India; July 6-8, 2012; Education for a Global Era: Science Faith Philosophy: Three Modes of Spiritual Knowing.

Speaker:  “Meet the Author Program”, India International Center ( IIC ), Chaired by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Chairman of the India International Center, New Delhi, India; July 11, 2012;  Reversing the Tower of Babel.

Plenary Speaker:  Fourth International Conference: International Forum for Studies in Science and Religion; Swami Vivekananda in the International Perspectives: NFS Grundtvig, Romain Rolland, Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire Efforts toward Making a Global Society, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; December 20-22, 2013; Education For    A Global Era: Wisdom we hold in Common.

In 2014 Wilhelm Scholê International embarked on an historic Program for Global Student Leadership / Master Teacher Development at David Crockett Elementary, a public school in the deep inner-city in San Antonio, Texas.

Beginning in 2017 the Wilhelm Global Master Teacher Development Program will provide the opportunity for educators worldwide to participate in an internship at Crockett Elementary to learn and experience the Wilhelm Cosmopolis Curriculum and Family-oriented Approach.

Plenary Speaker: International Conference on Lifelong Learning in Developing Countries: Issues and Perspectives; The University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India: February 17 - 18, 2017; Education the Healing Art.

Participant in the development of a comprehensive global syllabus for the 2 year Master Degree course in Adult Education and Extension; The University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India; February 19 - 20, 2017; Wilhelm Scholê International Curriculum Rationale.

Sole Speaker: Inaugural Event for the Rabindranath Tagore Foundation Developing Community from Within Project; Visva Bharati, Santiniketan University, West Bengal, India; February 21, 2017.