View original post at The New School at Commonweal


Watch the Webinar

Listen to the Webinar


Rufus Pollock, PhD

Rufus is an entrepreneur, activist and author as well as a long-term zen practitioner. He is passionate about finding wiser, weller ways to live together. He wants his child (and all children) to live in a world of love, abundance and wisdom. He has founded several successful for-profit and nonprofit initiatives (and some unsuccessful ones) including Life Itself, Open Knowledge Foundation, and Datopian. His book Open Revolution is about making a radically freer and fairer information age and has been translated into multiple languages. His next book, Wiser Societies, is about the cultural dark matter that enables societies be wiser (and weller). Previously he has been the Mead Fellow in Economics at the University of Cambridge as well as a Shuttleworth and Ashoka Fellow. A recognized global expert on the information society, he has worked with G7 governments, IGOs like the UN, Fortune 500s as well as many civil society organizations. He holds a PhD in Economics and a double first in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Find out more about his work on his website: rufuspollock.com.

Webinar Presenters

Rufus is an entrepreneur, activist, and author as well as a long-term zen practitioner. He is passionate about finding wiser, weller ways to live together. He wants his child (and all children) to live in a world of love, abundance,...

Michael is the president and co-founder of Commonweal. His principal work at Commonweal is with the Cancer Help Program, Healing Circles, Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, and The New School at Commonweal. He was...

Webinar Sponsor

More Webinars

By
Ukraine abandon building
Sep 19 2022

Are we on the eve of a nuclear disaster?

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is the largest power plant in the Ukraine and in Europe—some of the major protections against meltdown have been severely damaged...
By
Close up photo of the US Capitol building dome
Jul 13 2022

OMEGA: Framing the Next Paradigm and the Challenge Facing Democratic Governance with Philip W. Yun

https://youtu.be/h1OeHLRLbcM Philip Yun is a global thought leader bringing a unique set of perspectives to the polycrisis facing our world today. With over 35 years of...
By
Jul 13 2022

OMEGA: Rescue, From Global Crisis to a Better World with Ian Goldin

https://youtu.be/8pGtIHxX6HA In Goldin's 2001 book Rescue, he reflects on lessons of the pandemic and how we all have power to create a better future, to tackle the...
By
Mar 27 2022

Rapid Response Webinar: Ukraine—Nuclear Security and Nuclear Safety Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki

A rapid response webinar on the nuclear implications of the invasion of the Ukraine. Professor Tatsujiro Suzuki will cover:
By
Dec 21 2021

François-Xavier Chevallerau hosted by Nate Hagens & Joan Diamond

Based on the newly released paper, The Age of Energy Disruptions by François-Xavier Chevallerau.
By
Dec 12 2021

Sam Myers and Howard Frumkin hosted by Michael Lerner

Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves.
By
Oct 12 2021

Kim Stanley Robinson hosted by Michael Lerner

Author Kim Stanley Robinson discusses his latest book, “Ministry for the Future”.
By
Sep 24 2021

Richard Heinberg hosted by Michael Lerner

Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival
By
May 27 2021

Paul Ehrlich, Joan Diamond, Gerardo Ceballos, Nate Hagens, Bill Rees hosted by Michael Lerner

Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future.
By
May 06 2021

Gary Kendall hosted by Michael Lerner

Systemic Risks and the Four Dilemmas of our Time