Webinar Series: Conflict, Culture, & Democracy

This is the third Demo Sapiens webinar series that is co-sponsored by Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and the Millennium Alliance of Humanity and the Biosphere (Stanford University). It is led by Ashok Panikkar of MetaCulture.

It is a 12-part Conflict, Culture & Democracy Course. It will be held weekly on Thursdays at 10 AM ET (-4 UTC). Each session will be 90 minutes long. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, June 18 at 10 AM EST and the twelfth session is scheduled for Thursday, August 20 at 10 AM EST. 

Register here for the Webinar Series starting on Thursday, June 18 at 10 AM ET

This course is designed to help participants place the current global crisis of democracy within the larger (and complex) context. Navigating this unprecedented political, ecological, economic, and cultural crisis will depend upon our capacity to understand: (a) How we got here. (b) The interlocking forces that are in play today (c) What history can teach us about human successes and limitations in addressing complex problems.

Each session will seek to develop a discourse around democracy, politics, and culture that can be well-informed, thoughtful, and mature- rather than reactive, angry, wishful, or riddled with assumptions.

Please note that the pricing for the Demo Sapiens Webinar Series is different than MBBI’s monthly webinars. Participants are paying for a 12-part series co-sponsored by MBBI, Meta-Culture, and the Millennium Alliance of Humanity and the Biosphere. If participants register for this series by June 7th, they can pay a discounted rate. Check out the event registration page here for more information on ticket pricing.

Ashok Panikkar, the founder of Meta-Culture is a mediator and dialogue facilitator who has worked extensively with polarized groups. He has mediated business and workplace disputes as well as disputes related to family, race, and gay marriage. He has designed and facilitated multi-year complex dialogues with stakeholders in the garment/apparel sector and with conservative Muslim/Hindu and Christian/Hindu groups. He now convenes creative platforms for civic engagement and works full time on strengthening the culture of democracy and citizenship values.

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 June 17th. We will send the Zoom access link to registrants on the day of each session. For further information about this our other webinars, contact us at webinars@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

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