The Greatest Transformation in All of Human History with Elisabet Sahtouris, Kurt Johnson, and Bob Atkinson

How do we navigate the liminal space of the greatest transformation in all of human history? We live in one planetary community in which all its diverse parts are vital contributors to the functioning and well-being of the whole. We all have a shared sense of responsibility to live for the good of the whole. It’s time to address our collective crises and build a better world, made up of cooperative communities caring for all life. Join Evolutionary Biologist, Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, and co-editors of Our Moment of Choice, Dr. Kurt Johnson and Dr. Robert Atkinson, for a riveting conversation.

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Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD is an internationally known evolution biologist and futurist, speaking on all five continents; teaching Living Economies and How to Navigate our Perfect Storm of Crises. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History, she taught at MIT, the University of Massachusetts, contributed to the NOVA-Horizon TV series, became a fellow of the World Business Academy with an honorary Chair in Living Economies and a fellow of the Findhorn Foundation In Scotland, is on the Advisory Board of Ethical Markets, Tree Sisters and other organizations. Dr. Sahtouris is a co-founder of the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network and of Rising Women; Rising World. She has convened international symposia on Foundations of World Sciences in Japan and  Malaysia, is currently a Professor in Residence at Chaminade University in Honolulu. Dr.Sahtouris is the author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution, A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us, Biology Revisioned, with co-author Willis Harman, and, her latest: Gaia ‘s Dance: the Story of Earth & Us. She has appeared in numerous films, given TED talks in Germany and Morocco, and has chapters in many book anthologies. 


Kurt Johnson, PhD, has worked in professional science and comparative religion over 40 years. A prominent figure on international committees, particularly at the United Nations, he is author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age (2013), two award-winning books in science: Nabokov’s Blues (2000) and Fine Lines (2015) (Brian Boyd Prize for scholarly writing, 2019), and, most recently, co-editor of Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future, a 2020 book from the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.

Kurt has served on the faculty of New York’s Interfaith Seminary for 12 years and, for 25 years was associated there with the American Museum of Natural History. He is host for the Convergence radio series on VoiceAmerica, a series featuring global change-makers, and an editor of three magazines:  The Convergence, Light on Light, and Conscious Business. Ordained or certified in five religious traditions. Kurt has a PhD in Evolution and Ecology and is author of over 200 scientific articles and seven books. Among many other associations he is a founder of the UN NGO Forum 21 Institute, is President of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders.


Robert Atkinson, PhD, author, educator, and developmental psychologist, is a 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner for The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness.  He is also the author or co-editor of eight other books, including Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future (2020), Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969 (2019), Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012), and The Gift of Stories (1995). He is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal myth-making, founder of One Planet Peace Forum, and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders

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