Robert David Steele is a champion for Peace Intelligence who has sought since 1988 to redirect the craft of intelligence (decision-support) away from spies and secrecy enabling war and waste, toward open sources and methods favorable to peace and prosperity.
Most recently he has lectured in Denmark and Norway on the need for creating a Nordic Peace Intelligence Centre and network for multinational information-sharing and sense-making that relies primarily but not exclusively on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), the modern domain of which he is the undisputed pioneer. He is the author of all of the major OSINT Handbooks (US Defense Intelligence Agency, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, US Special Operations Forces) and believes the time has come for the Nordics to update and advance the craft of intelligence so as to address the illegal immigrants and other emerging threats that he first forecast from 1989 onwards.
Internationally known as a dynamic speaker, Dr. Sahtouris is an evolution biologist, futurist, professor, author and consultant on Living Systems Design. She shows the relevance of biological systems to organizational design in business, government and globalisation. She holds the World Business Academy’s Elisabet Sahtouris Chair in Living Economies, is an advisor to EthicalMarkets.com and the Masters in Business program at Schumacher College, also affiliated with the Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s MBA program for sustainable business. Dr. Sahtouris has convened two International Symposia on the Foundations of Science and written about integral cosmologies. Her books include A Walk Through Time: from Stardust to Us, Biology Revisioned, co-authored with Willis Harman, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution., and Gaia’s Dance (forthcoming).
Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard-trained Constitutional and public interest lawyer. Over the last forty-five years his work as an attorney, speaker, and educator has helped to expose the structural sources of injustice in the United States and abroad, protect the fundamental and inalienable rights of the world’s citizens, and elucidate an inspiring and compelling vision for the direction of thehuman family. Daniel’s dedication to his vision and work has put him at the center of some of the most important legal cases and social movements of our lifetimes. After meeting Sara Nelson during their work on the Silkwood Case, they started the Christic Institute, which would go on to uncover the Iran-Contra Affair.
Today, Daniel Sheehan is general counsel of the Romero Institute, where his current focus is the Lakota People’s Law Project. The Lakota People’s Law Project seeks to end the epidemic of child seizures of Native American Lakota children in South Dakota, and stop the state practice of placing the vast majority of these Lakota children in non-Native families, in violation of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.
Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Discoverd konzo, a new epidemic paralytic disease, when serving as doctor in Mocambique 1979-81. Two decades of research in rural Africa traced the cause to toxic ill-processed cassava roots, hunger and poverty. Co-founded Médecines sans Frontier Sweden. Started courses and wrote textbook on Global Health. Initiated university collaborations with Asia and Africa. Co-founded Gapminder that unveils the beauty of statistics by turning boring numbers into enjoyable animations that make sense of the world.
Serving as an officer at several branches in the Royal Netherlands Army, Rob Sentse worked amongst others, as a coach, as an intelligence analyst, as a project officer implementing Field Human Intelligence in the RNLA and as a trainer in Leadership and Didactic skills. After a 38 year career he retired in September 2011. Right now he runs his own company in executive, personal and team coaching and as a trainer incommunicative, social, leadership and didactic skills.(www.robsentse.nl)
In 2001 he worked in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, RS) where he implemented a Bosnia wide project to bring into contact the several veteran unions with the local care attribution. He built a social network consisting of the Minister of Health RS, mayors, psychiatrics, psychologists and Croat/Serb/Bosniac veterans’unions. The Project had attention at BiH National television and other national media. In 2006 Rob Sentse was deployed to the Canadian lead Regional Command HQ in Kandahar as J2PLANS. In 2008 he served as G2X for Taskforce Urzugan in Tarin Kowt. In 2010 Rob worked as a Military Observer for UNMIS in Sudan.
In 1997 he earned his Bachelor degree of Social Works at the Eindhoven University of Applied Sciences. Rob graduated with his project about prevention programs against bullying, (sexual) intimidation, blackmail and other types of violence, for Dutch scholars aging 12-18. The project had attention in national newspapers and on national television and was implemented at several Dutch schools.
As an author of several articles about leadership and didactic skills, terrorism, political and economical relations, his articles were published in several (military) magazines and newspapers. http://www.slideshare.net/RobSentseBc
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Jameson Quinn has been interested in election theory for over ten years. He has worked as a programmer and as a Guatemalan public school principal and teacher. He has served as statistical analyst for an independent survey of the quality of Guatemalan voter rolls, and initiated the creation of the consensus Declaration of Electoral Reform Advocates. He grew up in California, studied applied math and cognitive science in Massachusetts and Ohio, and lives in Guatemala.
Crisis as catalyst. Risk as renewal. Classical strategic planning is based upon the assumption of a slowly changing future. This assumption is wrong. Climate change, technological innovation, resource challenges, political and social volatility, and increasingly frequent natural and technological disasters point to a newly emerging context for strategic planning. The U.S. Army War College calls this the “VUCA Context“; Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.
Rolf Sattler, Ph.D., D.Sc. (h.c.), F.L.S., F.R.S.C., (born March 8, 1936) is a Canadian plant morphologist, biologist, philosopher, and educator. He is considered one of the most significant contributors to the field of plant morphology. His contributions are not only empirical but involved also a revision of the most fundamental concepts, theories, and philosophical assumptions.
The major focus of his philosophical contributions to plant morphology and our understanding of reality has been on process philosophy, integral philosophy, holism, contextualism, perspectivism, and complementarity. Besides hierarchy (holarchy) he underlines the importance of complementary perspectives such as dialectics, holism as undivided wholeness, Yin-Yang, continuum and network views. Besides Aristotelian either/or logic, he emphasizes the importance of fuzzy logic. He explores how either/or logic can lead to conflict and even war, whereas fuzzy logic and Yin-Yang thinking can be healing because they connect what either/or logic has torn apart.Finally, he also emphasizes that beyond all perspectives is the unnamable, the source, emptiness (in the Buddhist sense), mystery, which is of ultimate importance for healing and total Being.
Past clients have included Howard Rheingold, MacArthur Foundation, MIT Press, Stanford University, USDA, David Korten and People Centered Development Forum, and the Cooperation Commons and Social Media Classroom community.
Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.
Rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist, and known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency.
Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP) since 2009, Jim founded IBM’s first Service Research group in 2003 at the Almaden Research Center with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) for Service Sector innovations. He led this group to attain ten times return on investment with four IBM outstanding and eleven accomplishment awards over seven years. Working with service research pioneers from many academic disciplines, Jim advocates for Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Design (SSMED) as an integrative extended-STEM framework for global competency development, economic growth, and advancement of science. In 2000, Jim became the founding CTO of IBM’s first Venture Capital Relations group in Silicon Valley. In the mid 1990’s, he lead Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies group, where he was awarded DEST (Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technologist) Jim received a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale University and a B.S. in Physics from MIT.
Stuart Anspach Umpleby (born March 5, 1944) is an American cybernetician and a professor in the Department of Management and Director of the Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning in the School of Business at the George Washington University.
He is a past president of the American Society for Cybernetics (ASC). In 2007 Stuart Umpleby was awarded The Wiener Gold Medal of the American Society for Cybernetics for outstanding lifelong contributions to both cybernetics and the ASC. In 2010 he was elected an Academician in the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, an honor society created by the International Federation for Systems Research.
Among several other major interests, he has been a pioneering explorer of the potential for academic globalization. See especially: