This free webinar is the introductory session to the Demo Sapiens webinar series, led by Ashok Panikkar of Demo Sapiens/MetaCulture and co-sponsored by Mediators Beyond Borders International – New York (MBBI-NY) and the Millennium Alliance of Humanity and the Biosphere (Stanford University), will provide an overview of a 12-part Conflict, Culture & Democracy Webinar Course scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. However, this free introductory webinar will be on Tuesday, August 20 at 10AM EST.
The Demo Sapiens Webinar series is designed to help participants place the current global crisis of democracy within the larger context of social and political development. Navigating through this (or indeed an ecological, economic or cultural crisis) depends upon our ability to understand how we got here, the multiple forces that are in play (e.g. economics, technology, our own physiology and neurology) and what history can teach us about human successes and limitations in addressing complex problems. The webinar series will seek to ensure that the discourse around democracy, politics and culture can be well-informed, thoughtful and mature, rather than reactive, angry, wishful or riddled with assumptions.
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Ashok Panikkar, the founder of Meta-Culture and CitizenDEMOS, is a mediator and dialogue facilitator who works extensively with polarized groups. Most recently he has designed and facilitated complex dialogues with stakeholders in the garment/apparel sector and conservative Muslim/Hindu and Christian/Hindu groups. He has also worked on conflicts related to race, gay marriage, immigration, and business and has designed and convened creative platforms for civic engagement.
Ashok is a past Board member of the New England ACR and Mediators Beyond Borders International. Meta-Culture was the ACR International Leadership Award winner in 2010. As an ardent student of politics and history, Ashok is acutely aware that he has been privileged to live freely in a democratic society and is committed to ensuring that future generations will have the same rights and freedoms.
Please note that the deadline to register for this webinar is September 1st. We will send the Zoom access link to registrants after the registration closing time and again on the day of the event. For further information about this our other webinars, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.