A Live, Interactive Panel on Nurturing Our Humanity

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Nurturing Our Humanity:
Reuniting Care and Economics


Meridian University’s Center for Transformative Learning is hosting an upcoming live interactive Integral Voices episode on Nurturing Our Humanity.

Pre-registration (free of charge) is required to receive the Zoom link and attend live. Register now to join Riane Eisler, Hazel Henderson, David Korten, Lynn Twist, Ervin Laszlo and Aftab Omer as moderator live on Wednesday, September 8th at 11 am Pacific Time to hear the dialogue and engage with panelists.




Wednesday’s Panelists:

Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD (hon), is internationally known as a systems scientist, cultural historian, futurist, and attorney and co-leads the master’s and doctoral concentration in Partnership Systems at Meridian University. She is president of the Center for Partnership Systems (CPS) and Editor-in-Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Eisler pioneered the expansion of human rights theory and action to include women and children, and her research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide. She keynotes conferences internationally and consults for governments on Partnerism and the Partnership model. She is the author of numerous books, including Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives and Future (Oxford University Press, 2019) and The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (now in its 57th US printing, and in 27 foreign language editions). Her The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics was hailed by Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking” and inspired the development of CPS’s Social Wealth Index, showing the economic return from investing in caring for people, starting at birth, and caring for our natural life-support systems.

Hazel Henderson

Hazel Henderson D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media, a Certified B Corporation. She is a world-renowned futurist, syndicated columnist, and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006); Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age (2014) now in 800 libraries. Her earlier books are worldwide in 20 languages. Ethical Markets TV series distributed globally at www.films.com. She created the EthicMark® Awards, the Green Transition Scoreboard®, and co-created Ethical Biomimicry Finance®. Henderson served as a science policy advisor to the US Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation and National Academy of Engineering, and she has many honorary degrees. Articles in Harvard Business Review, New York Times, LeMonde Diplomatique, and journals in Japan, Venezuela, China, France, Australia. An Honorary Member of the Club of Rome and a Fellow of The World Academy of Art & Science, she shared the 1996 Global Citizen Award with Nobelist A. Perez Esquivel. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow to Britain’s Royal Society of Arts. In 2012, she received the Reuters Award for Outstanding Contribution to ESG & Investing; was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame in 2013, and in 2014 was again honored as a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America.

David Korten

David Korten is an American writer, lecturer, engaged citizen, student of psychology and behavioral systems, a prominent critic of corporate globalization, and an advocate of Ecological Civilization. He is founder/president of the Living Economies Forum, an active member of the Club of Rome, a member of the International Advisory Council of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, and an Ambassador of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. Co-founder and former board chair of YES! Magazine (now YES! Media), he is the author of numerous influential books, including the international bestselling When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, and most recently, Change the Story; Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth. He holds earned MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, served on the facilities of the Harvard Business School and Harvard School of Public Health, and worked for thirty years in international development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Lynne Twist

For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty and hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. Her widely-acclaimed book, The Soul of Money, Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life is its second edition. In addition to co-founding The Pachamama Alliance and founding The Soul of Money Institute, Lynne works closely with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, is on the Board of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., the Advisory Board of Women’s Earth Alliance, and is a member of the Conscious Leadership Guild.
Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo is a philosopher and systems scientist. He has published more than 101 books and over 400 articles and research papers. The subject of the one-hour PBS special Life of a Modern-Day Genius, Laszlo is the founder and president of the international think tank The Club of Budapest and of the prestigious The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. The recipient of various honors and awards, including Honorary Ph. D.s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary, Laszlo received the Goi Award, the Japan Peace Prize in 2001, the Assisi Mandir of Peace Prize in 2006, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.
Moderated By: Aftab Omer

Aftab Omer, Ph.D. is a sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Formerly the president of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies, he is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.