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I am a practically oriented, focused person who works on making change in my own sphere of influence. My experience with the dialogue broadened my view considerably and, while I was initially skeptical about ‘peace and love, harmony and compassion’ as the central theme, the dialogue opened my mind. I was impressed and inspired by the sincerity of both business and social sector leaders in their desire to work for deep and meaningful social and environmental change.”
— Mike Houck, Executive Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute, Portland, Oregon

Juanita Brown and Thomas Hurley speak to Connecting for Change in their exploratory article Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change written for Connecting for Change as well as in the Kosmos Journal article, Multi-Generational Collaboration: Shaping Tomorrow, Together in which she, and her co-authors, David Isaacs and Samantha Tan point to the key role that intergenerational dialogue and engagement can play in addressing the critical issues of our time. Samantha, a dynamic young leader from Singapore, will be co-hosting a World Café dialogue with Juanita at our opening session.

by Mike Peirce

 Nobel Laureate SymposiumWhat are the most important questions we need to focus on so that we thrive together in the future?

A good answer needs a good question. The Cambridge 100 Questions Project was launched in May 2009 at the St. James’s Palace Nobel Laureate Symposium, with the aim of asking some of the finest creative minds of our time to identify the most pressing questions facing the world today.

From Systems Failure to Renewal / January 2009

by Raffi Cavoukian , C.M., O.B.C, D.Mus, D.Litt

“Could this not be the single thought that steers us through the dangerous passage—a world that honours all its children?”   Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, MIT

The upside of systems meltdown in the financial sector is that it offers the opportunity to think systemically about the global family and envision bold paths to restoration and renewal.