Dec 8, 2021

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There is an urgent need to fill the global leadership vacuum in order to address the complex, pressing challenges confronting humanity today. We cannot change the global system or its leadership instantly, but we can rapidly and dramatically improve the education of both existing and future world leaders in national governments, multilateral organizations, business and civil society by imparting to them a knowledge of the complex factors propelling global social evolution and the process by which it can be consciously shaped and directed to address challenges and tap opportunities. This session discusses ways to meet the urgent need to assemble the fragmented perspectives of human knowledge into a comprehensive, integrated perspective of the process of global social evolution and the process and strategies which can be harnessed to consciously lead and more effectively direct its course. An integrated, transdisciplinary education can better equip leaders, diplomats, public administrators and policy-makers to understand and respond appropriately to the rapidly unfolding challenges of our time.

Donato KINIGER-PASSIGLI, Vice President, World Academy of Art & Science

Jonathan GRANOFF, President, Global Security Institute; FWAAS

Ralph WOLFF, Founder and President, The Quality Assurance Commons; FWAAS

Jon HANS-COETZER, Academic Dean, EU Business School Online Campus

Joanna NURSE, Strategic Advisor, InterAction Council

Matthew CHODKOWSKi, Adjunct Professor, Founding Director of The Institute for Postindustrial Leadership, University of Indianapolis