Past Meeting Information

Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series

2017 Keynote Speakers

Randy Newcomb, Ed.D. 
President and CEO, Humanity United

Dr. John Paul Lederach, Ph.D.
Director of Peace Accords Matrix and Professor of International Peacebuilding
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

2017 Scholar Panel Chairs

Panel I: Engaging Self, Others and the Larger World
Chair and Discussant: John M. Dirkx, Ed.D.
Professor and Mildred B. Erikson Distringuished Chair (Emeritus) in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Learning
Michigan State University
Editor, Journal of Transformative Education

Panel II: Engaging the Arts and Humanities
Chair and Discussant: Heather Coltman, DMA
Dean, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University
Incoming Provost, James Madison University

Panel III: How to Engage our Future
Chair and Discussant: Elizabeth Nutt Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
St. Mary's College of Maryland, the Public Honors College

View Summit 2017 Schedule 

2016 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cecilia Christersson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University in Sweden
Among many other leadership roles, Dr. Christersson served as Chair of the Steering Committee for the UNESCO Education for All (EFA) Conference in Tanzania, Africa (April, 2015), which is highly aligned with Summit Series goals.

2016 Scholar Panelists

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD(h)
President, Center for Partnership Studies
Director, Caring Economy Campaign
Co-Founder, SAIV

Douglas Fry, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Co-Editor in Chief, The Journal of Agression, Conflict, and Peace Research

Lester Kurz, PhDProfessor of Sociology, George Mason University
Editor, Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict
Past Chair, Peace and Justice Studies Association

Darcia Narvaez, PhD
Professor of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Editor, Journal of Moral Education
Project Co-Director, The Self, Motivation, and Virtue

View Summit 2016 Schedule and Presentations

2015 Keynote Speakers:

Jo Beall, Ph.D.
Director of Education and Society and Executive Board
British Council

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD(h)
President, Center for Partnership Studies
Director, Caring Economy Campaign
Co-Founder, SAIV
Editor in Chief, Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

View 2015 Summit Introductory Video

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