https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp3KgkzXDp0 Hosted by Michael Lerner, this conversation discusses Alnoor and Lynn's new book Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse. Post Capitalist Philanthropy takes us on a journey from the history of...
Reflecting on the Polycrisis: From under the table whispers to public conversations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6NAtDt3xGo The Resilience Funders Network brings you a special conversation with Nate. Nathan J. (Nate) Hagens is a leading public intellectual working at the nexus of multiple components of the polycrisis and threats to civilization...
Ecosocial collapse & the Lithium Triangle in Argentina, Bolivia & Chile
Dr. Maristella Svampa and Enrique Viale joined Tom Kruse from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to discuss what the predominant narrative around the polycrisis–framed by North American and European-based institutions–is missing when it fails to incorporate perspectives from the Global South.
Rationing in the Polycrisis with Stan Cox
Managing increasing demand for water, clean air, minerals, energy, and food is rapidly becoming one of our greatest challenges. What strategies are available to us? Are there alternatives to winners and losers?
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 the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europe is on edge and much of the world recognizes that we are facing the possibility of a nuclear meltdown as a result of the invasion: the Omega Collaborative brought these risks front and center in March with a webinar, Ukraine–Nuclear Safety & Nuclear Security by Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki.
Framing the next paradigm and the challenge facing democratic governance with Philip W. Yun
Omega founder Michael Lerner and guest Philip Yun engaged a discussion about the nature of the struggle ahead for democratic governance in the new world we are facing.
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Rescue: From global crisis to a better world with Ian Goldin
Despite acknowledging that the global system is broken, Ian is positive about its potential.
Meet the MetaModerns: An emerging movement has a radical alternative approach to social change
In this Omega Conversation, Omega founder Michael Lerner is in conversation with Rufus Pollock, a global expert on the information society. They discuss a radical alternative to social change that considers wiser, more holistic ways for humans to live together.
Ukraine: Nuclear security & nuclear safety Dr. Tatsujiro Suzuki
A rapid response webinar on the nuclear implications of the invasion of the Ukraine. Professor Tatsujiro Suzuki will cover:
The age of energy disruptions
In this Omega Collaborative webinar, Joan Diamond & Nate Hagens speak with François-Xavier Chevallerau about his newly released paper, The Age of Energy Disruptions.
Planetary health: Protecting nature to protect ourselves
Omega founder Michael Lerner discusses planetary health with two of the leaders of the field, Sam Myers and Howard Frumkin
Ministry of the Future
Author Kim Stanley Robinson discusses his latest book, “Ministry for the Future.”
Power: Limits and prospects for human survival
In this Omega conversation, Omega founder Michael Lerner is in conversation with Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute.
Underestimating the challenges of avoiding a ghastly future
An international group of 17 leading physical and social scientists, including Omega Advisory Board member Joan Diamond, have produced a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the state of civilization, warning that the outlook is more dire and dangerous than is generally understood.
Systemic risks & the four dilemmas of our time
Dr. Gary Kendall presents and discusses thought-provoking perspectives on why our collective reluctance to reconceptualize paradigms commits us to a future of growing systemic risk.
The coming population implosion: Chemicals, declining fertility & the polycrisis
horey Meyers speaks with Dr. Shanna H. Shwan and Dr. Pete Myers about population trends
Anticipatory preparedness & resilience in a time of escalating risk
Dr. David Korowicz, a physicist and human systems ecologist, discusses anticipatory preparedness and resilience.
What happens in Texas, won’t stay in Texas
Dozens have died, regions of Texas are still without power, and millions are facing the long-term cascading impacts of extreme weather, systemic inequity, and crumbling infrastructure. This entirely predictable (and predicted) tragedy is yet another example of the polycrisis made visible.
Education, empowerment, employment and economics: Tools for building a promising future
Dr. Ashok Khosla stands almost alone in the world in his leadership of the modern environmental movement. His wisdom, creativity, and humility rooted in his great compassion and respect for all humanity, as well as his Ph.D. in experimental physics, have been a source of sustenance and hope for the poorest of the poor and the most discouraged and determined of the more fortunate.
Love in a ghastly time
How do we organise around love but not exclude organizing around what enrages us, around what is unjust?
The world that food made with Raj Patel
In this Omega Conversation, Shorey Meyers speaks with Raj Patel, an award-winning author, film-maker and academic.