April 8, 2012 Crossing over the Bridge (37 in Series) Panel Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Professor Ashok Gangadean and Kingsley L. Dennis Author, Researcher & Futurist “Dialogue in Transition”

View Program Page – April 8, 2012 Crossing over the Bridge (37 in Series) Panel Dr. Ervin Laszlo Chancellor Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, Ashok Gangadean Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) and Kingsley L. Dennis Author, Researcher & Futurist “Dialogue in Transition.” 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. Ashok Gangadean is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) where he has taught for the past thirty nine years. He was the first Director of the Margaret Gest Center for Cross-Cultural Study of Religion at Haverford, and has participated in numerous professional conferences on inter-religious dialogue and East-West comparative philosophy. His primary concern throughout his career has been to clarify the universal logos or common ground at the heart of human reason and rational life. He is Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute which seeks to embody the dialogical powers of global reason in all aspects of cultural life. His book, Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar (Peter Lang, Revisioning Philosophy Series, l993) attempts to open the way to global reason, and a companion volume, Between Worlds: The Emergence of Global Reason (Peter Lang, l997) explores the dialogical common ground between diverse worlds. His forthcoming book, The Awakening of the Global Mind further develops these themes for the general reader. Kingsley Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He co-authored ‘After the Car’ (Polity, 2009), which examines post-peak oil societies and mobility. He is also the author of ‘New Consciousness for a New World’ (2011); as well as ‘The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think’ (2012). He is also the co-editor of ‘The New Science & Spirituality Reader'(2012). Kingsley worked in the Sociology Dept. at Lancaster University, UK, and is now a visiting fellow at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster Uni. He is now collaborating with the new paradigm Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, is a co-initiator of the Worldshift Movement and a co-founder of WorldShift International. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on complexity theory, social technologies, new media communications, and conscious evolution. As well as academic training Kingsley has also lived and worked for many years overseas, including five years in Turkey. He currently lives in Andalusia in Spain and is working on new book material. He continues to research, write, travel, grow his own vegetables, and seeks answers to many questions.

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