13 Results: Nobel Peace
IONS is very honored to present Archbishop Desmond Tutu in this special "Breakfast with Tutu." This was a once-in-a-lifetime live telephone conversation with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has been a beacon of light, hope, and societal change.
- Audio Teleseminars
His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World
Why the Dalai Lama Matters explores just why he has earned the world's love and respect, and how restoring Tibet's autonomy within China is not only possible, but highly reasonable, and absolutely necessary for all of us together to have a peaceful future as a global community.
- Publications Books
- June 3, 2008
- 256 pages
Host Cassandra Vieten talks with author, psychologist, and spiritual teacher Sylvia Boorstein, who shares ways to bring spiritual practices into every day life. From standing in line at the grocery store to driving in heavy traffic, she suggests we repeat: “May I (“you” or a specific name) be peaceful; May I be happy; May I be free from suffering.”
- Audio Teleseminars
Medea Benjamin is Founding Director of Global Exchange. For over twenty years, Medea has supported human rights and social justice struggles around the world. She is a leading activist in the peace movement and helped bring together the groups forming the coalition United for Peace and Justice.
Ervin Laszlo is a systems philosopher, integral theorist, and classical pianist. Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, he has authored more than 70 books, which have been translated into nineteen languages, and has published in excess of four hundred articles and research papers, including six volumes of piano recordings.
Dr. Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory, and serves as the founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group and as past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He is also the recipient of the highest degree in philosophy and human sciences from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, as well as of the coveted Artist Diploma of the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest. Additional prizes and awards include four honorary doctorates.
His appointments have included research grants at Yale and Princeton Universities, professorships for philosophy, systems sciences, and future sciences at the Universities of Houston, Portland State, and Indiana, as well as Northwestern University and the State University of New York. His career also included guest professorships at various universities in Europe and the Far East. In addition, he worked as program director for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In 1999 he was was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Canadian International Institute of Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics.
For many years he has served as president of the Club of Budapest, which he founded. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General, ambassador of the International Delphic Council, member of both the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy.
Riane Eisler is best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row 1987), hailed by Princeton anthropologist Ashley Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species" and by novelist Isabel Allende as “one of those magnificent key books that can transform us". This was the first book reporting the results of Eisler’s study of human cultures spanning 30,000 years, and is in 22 languages, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, and Japanese.
Riane Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, a nonprofit organization founded to apply her findings to all spheres of life through research and education. She is a charismatic speaker who keynotes conferences worldwide, and a consultant to business and government. She was honored as the only woman among twenty great thinkers including Vico, Hegel, Spengler, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee featured in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians, in recognition of her work’s lasting importance.
Dr. Eisler was born in Vienna, fled from the Nazis with her parents to Cuba, and later emigrated to the United States. She obtained degrees in sociology and law from the University of California and received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Case Western Reserve University in 2005. She taught pioneering classes on women and the law at UCLA, is a founding member of the General Evolution Research Group (GERG) and the Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE), a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and World Business Academy, and a commissioner of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, along with the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other spiritual leaders.
Dr. Eisler's other books, Sacred Pleasure (Harper Collins 1995),Tomorrow’s Children (Westview Press 2000), The Power of Partnership (New World Library 2002), Dissolution (McGraw Hill 1977), and The Equal Rights Handbook (Avon 1978), have also received wide use and critical praise. Her 1995 Center for Partnership Studies study, Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, documents the strong correlation between the status of women and the general quality of a nation’s life based on statistical data from 89 nations. She has published over 200 articles for publications ranging from Behavioral Science, Futures, Political Psychology, and The UNESCO Courier to Brain and Mind, The International Journal of Women's Studies, the Human Rights Quarterly, and the World Encyclopedia of Peace. She is co-editor of Educating for a Culture of Peace (Heinemann, 2004). Her latest book is The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics.
Based on her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist over the last twenty years, she introduced the partnership model and the domination model as two underlying possibilities for structuring beliefs, institutions, and relations that transcend categories such as religious vs. secular, right vs. left, and technologically developed or undeveloped. Her pioneering work in human rights expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. Her research has impacted many fields, from history and sociology to economics and education; for example, it inspired the Montessori Foundation to start a Center for Partnership Education.
Dr. Eisler serves on many boards, commissions, and advisory councils, including the Editorial Board of World Futures, the Global Council of the International Museum of Women, and the International Editorial Board of The Encyclopedia of Conflict, Violence, and Peace. She co-founded the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) with Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams (with Council members such as Queen Noor of Jordan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard theologian Harvey Cox, and global leaders such as Jane Goodall).
Research Associate and coworker of Werner Heisenberg 1958-1976; Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley, 1962, 1968; Matscience, Madras, India 1963; University Nagoya, Japan 2007-. Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik and Astrophysik, Munich 1963–, Member of the Board of Directors 1970-1997, Chairman of the Board 1978-1980; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Werner-Heisenberg-Institut fuer Physik, Munich 1971, 1978-1980, 1987-1992, Vice-Chairman 1972-1977, 1981-1986, 1993-1995, Emeritus 1997.
International Cooperation, Responsibility of Scientists, 1954-; Energy 1977-; Peace and Security, Ecology and Economy, Development and Justice, 1983-; Philosophical and Epistemological Questions 1985-; (more than 300 publications).
The whole experience of enlightenment can be accelerated now because not only do we have the techniques for doing so, which come to us from ancient wisdom traditions, but we have the technology to facilitate and accelerate the learning of these techniques. Every problem that we face, whether it’s war, terrorism, social injustice, economic disparities, or global warming, would be creatively addressed by our collective consciousness moving to a new level.
The processmind is both inside of you and connected to everything you notice. It is an active, intelligent “space” between the observer and observed. It is both you and me and the “us” we share. Studying and experiencing this processmind will connect the now separate disciplines of psychology, sociology, physics, and mysticism and provide new useful ways to relate to one another and the environment.
As borders dissolve, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to health and healing are becoming the norm worldwide.
The basic features of a near-death experience, such as tunnels, lights, and out-of-body travels, are well known, but much of the phenomenon remains a mystery. Venselaar has dug deeper into the puzzle and may have found a few of the missing pieces.
13 Results: Nobel Peace