2017 Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Speakers
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The Architecture of Human Worldviews- Insights and Strategies for Understanding and Relating to Each Other in an Increasingly Polarized World
The founder of the New Paradigm Institute, Daniel P. Sheehan, J.D. is an in-demand lecturer and consultant who expertly shares wisdom and insights gleaned from his extraordinary career of pioneering human rights activism and cutting-edge social psychology education.
He is a Harvard-educated constitutional lawyer and social ethics scholar involved with many high-profile civil rights and social justice cases of the past five decades. Mr. Sheehan’s long and impressive resume includes work on important issues such as women’s rights, nuclear industry regulation, Native Peoples’ rights, education, and governmental reform and accountability.
He has served as chief counsel in numerous historically-significant cases such as the Nixon Pentagon Papers, The Iran-Contra Affair, Karen Silkwood and the Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster. He is the 20-year President and Chief Counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based Christic Institute and served as the Director of The Strategic Initiative to Identify The New Paradigm project of the Gorbachev Institute’s State Of The World Forum.
2017 Presentation Description: This insightful and timely presentation will define the characteristics of the seven distinct worldviews present in humanity’s consciousness, and introduce a new one that is accelerating our evolution. This new, emerging “eighth paradigm worldview” can assist humanity in transitioning into an integrated, discerning, and peaceful society that is equitable, tolerant and just. The distinct component beliefs of the established worldviews will be presented, paralleled with the modern global cultural aspects that are generating the new specific beliefs that comprise this new paradigm of human thinking and action.
With historical and contemporary examples, an examination of this new thought structure will be presented, and how it can foster the recognition and development of effective solutions to global, national and local policies and conditions. Competency in this understanding is foundational to navigating the rapidly changing socio-political landscape, and is vital to establishing a new, higher level of harmony and understanding in all of our interpersonal relationships.
How We Learned the Secret of Peace and Plenty in Childhood- and Then Promptly Forgot It!
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. Since 1982, Dr. Ruwart has also been involved in societal ethics with a focus on the political theory and practice of libertarianism. Her award-winning international best-selling book, Healing Our World, demonstrates how the ethical application of libertarian principles has historically created harmony and abundance. Referencing hundreds of studies, Dr. Ruwart demonstrates that many of our current policies surreptitiously violate the basic ethical standards that we hold dear, thereby leading to unintended—and highly undesirable—consequences.
Dr. Ruwart received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS.
Dr. Ruwart left Upjohn in 1995 to devote her time to consulting and writing. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Ruwart was an adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. During that time, she served with the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, designing a medical research ethics course for the University.
2017 Presentation Description: As children, we learned the principle of non-aggression, which we routinely practice in our daily lives. However, we abandon these principles when we interact group-to-group, usually through government, without even being aware of it. Consequently, we blame “selfish others” for the world’s woes, without recognizing how we might have inadvertently played right into their hands. This interactive lecture will demonstrate how we’ve been manipulated to act against our most cherished beliefs, helping to create war and poverty in the process. Once we understand how to apply the non-aggression principle, we can dis-empower “selfish others” and create universal harmony and abundance.
What if Our Medical Advances Are Also Our Worst Mistakes? Vaccines, Antibiotics, Hygiene and a New Paradigm for Sustainable Health
Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative and science journalist, Fulbright grantee, and a former contributing editor at Mothering magazine. The author/editor of seven nonfiction books and a sought-after speaker, she has been researching and writing about issues related to human health and well-being for over ten years. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times; the Washington Post; Smithsonian Magazine; O: The Oprah Magazine; Spirituality & Health; Fit Pregnancy; and dozens of other magazines, newspapers, and on-line sites. She produces audio features for Jefferson Public Radio, an affiliate of National Public Radio, and regularly writes cover stories for JPR’s magazine, The Jefferson Journal.
Dr. Margulis has taught literature in inner city Atlanta; appeared live on prime-time TV in Paris, France; and worked on a child survival campaign in Niger, West Africa. She earned a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.
A meticulous researcher who is not afraid to stick her neck out, she is nationally known as a health advocate who promotes self-advocacy, medical freedom, and safer, more evidence-based medicine. Dr. Margulis’s most recent book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, 2016), is co-written with integrative pediatrician and addiction specialist Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., and has been an Amazon bestseller for over 12 weeks. Her Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner 2015), was a finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award. She is also the daughter of world-renowned evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, Ph.D. Born and raised in Boston, she now lives with her family on the West Coast.
2017 Presentation Description: Dr. Jennifer Margulis presents a lively, engaging, common sense and scientifically grounded presentation showing how our understanding of hygiene, antibiotics, and childhood vaccination must become more nuanced and sophisticated to enable us to optimize our personal health and ensure our species’ very survival.
Ask any doctor what the most important advances in modern medicine have been and they are likely to name: 1) hygiene, 2) antibiotics, and 3) childhood vaccination. Taken together, these breakthroughs have saved millions of human lives, making modern surgery possible and vastly reducing infant mortality and the spread of infectious disease. Yet each of these three pillars of modern medicine is coming to be understood as more problematic than we once believed.
The sterilizing of the world that seemed to make it ideal for humans turns out to be less than ideal for our microbial symbionts. The over-prescription of antibiotics has resulted in a burgeoning crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and environmental pollution. And we have now reached a tipping point with vaccines, inadvertently creating an epidemic of autoimmune disorders and immune dysfunction in our uncritical enthusiasm to vaccinate every human on the planet against every disease for which a vaccine exists.
This isn’t the first time modern medicine has made mistakes- we used to prescribe diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy to make healthy pregnancies healthier, and use radiation therapy on children to treat scalp ringworm (which is now recognized as a benign fungal infection). But as scientific understanding advances, we don’t necessarily reject previous theories. Instead, we sometimes come to see that they are important in some aspects while being wrong in other respects. The German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel called this sort of evolving understanding “the moving soul of scientific progression.”
New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man- A Call to Transform Turmoil into A New Economy
As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders of countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2016), a follow-up to John’s classic New York Times bestseller features 15 explosive new chapters and brings the story of economic hit men and jackal assassins up to date and chillingly home to the U.S. It goes on to provide practical strategies to transform the failing global death economy into a regenerative life economy. His bestselling books Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Secret History of the American Empire and Hoodwinked were ground-breaking exposés of the clandestine operations that created the current global crises.
John is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world future generations will want to inherit, has lectured at Harvard, Oxford, and more than 50 other universities around the world, and is the author of books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications, as well as in numerous documentaries including The End of Poverty?, Zeitgeist Addendum, and Apology of an Economic Hit Man. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace 2012, and Rainforest Action Network Challenging Business As Usual Award, 2006.
2017 Presentation Description: For the first time in history, every human being faces the same crises – including climate change, diminishing resources, and economic turmoil. John Perkins shares his optimism about developing a model that takes us out of a war-based, exploitative economy into one committed to creating a world which future generations will want to inherit. Every major crisis today can be traced to corporate goals of maximizing corporate profits regardless of the social and environmental costs. By recognizing that the market place is a democratic voting booth, we the people have the power to demand new goals.
In this lecture by a former front-line insider of the corporatocracy, John reveals new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars as presented in his 2016 book, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The original version of this astounding tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages.
In 1980, after ten years as an economic hit man, John had an epiphany while sitting in the ruins of a sugar plantation in the Virgin Islands. He was struck by the realization that the plantation was built on the bones of slaves, and that he had to admit his line of work was the modern equivalent of a slaver. He will share this epiphany which initiated his own personal transformation, and reveal how the deadly “economic hit man cancer” he helped create has continued to spread around the world- becoming the dominant system of business, government and society today. In this eye-opening and hopeful presentation, John outlines a realistic plan for creating a sustainable, regenerative, just and peaceful world, including what we each can do to change it.
The Freedom Solution- What’s Missing in the New Paradigm – An Update on Practical Breakthroughs from the Thrive Movement
Foster Gamble brings his experience as a visionary on the leading-edge of social change to the ANP Conference. He is the Co-Creator, Co-Host, Co-Writer, and Director of Visual Design for the globally acclaimed movie THRIVE: What on Earth will it Take? WATCH FOR FREE ONLINE
At age 14, Foster had a vision where he glimpsed what he perceived to be the Universe’s fundamental energy pattern. He spent the next 35 years trying to figure out the details and implications of what he had seen. That quest took two paths: a scientific journey and an exploration of the human potential to navigate successfully through the challenges threatening our survival. THRIVE represents the convergence of these two paths.
Furthering his exploration of what was keeping humanity from thriving, Foster spent nearly a decade “following the money” in every sector of human endeavor. The process revealed an understanding of our predicament that led him to create the strategic solutions offered in his film THRIVE.
Foster’s exploration of “living geometry” – how nature builds the “material” world, came to fruition in 1997 when he co-convened the Sequoia Symposium, a multi-disciplinary scientific think tank exploring perspectives on “Unification Theory.” There, the primary toroidal patterning that the universe uses to sustain healthy systems was clarified and cohered, as was its use as a blueprint for us to design sustainable, whole-systems technologies and social systems. This discovery represents the convergence of science and the evolution of consciousness that Foster set out to explore after his initial vision, and is the “code” for solutions in every sector as featured in the documentary film THRIVE, and on the companion website. The film has already been seen by over 70 million people in 27 languages and the movement has spawned over 1000 self-created Solutions Groups around the world.
2017 Presentation Description: Awareness of our interconnected oneness is vital, but it’s proving insufficient to provide a “New Paradigm” capable of healing our current human divides and creating a truly free, sustainable and thriving civilization on Earth.
Foster suggests that what is missing is so simple that we have missed it. Just as we only recently began to recognize the torus as the fundamental pattern of sustainable systems, though it has been right under our noses at every scale of our reality…so too have we misunderstood how this blueprint applies at the human level to liberate all beings and our life-saving creativity.
This presentation will describe the missing guiding principle and show how it is opening the pathway to solutions in every Sector from Justice and Economics to Energy and Ecology.
The Connected Universe- Learning to See Our World Differently Through Cutting-Edge Science
Nassim Haramein has spent over 30 years researching and discovering connections in physics, mathematics, geometry, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology, chemistry, as well as anthropology and ancient civilizations. These studies lead Haramein to groundbreaking theories, published papers and patented inventions in unified physics, which are now gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance.
Haramein’s findings are focused on a fundamental geometry of space that connects us all- from the quantum and molecular scale to cosmological objects in the Universe. In Haramein’s paper, Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass, a prediction of the charge radius of the proton was confirmed with greater accuracy than any other theoretical framework. An experiment performed in 2013 by a team of scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute, confirmed the prediction.
In 2004, Haramein founded the Resonance Project Foundation, (now the Resonance Science Foundation) where as the Director of Research he leads physicists, mathematicians and engineers in exploring unification principles and their implications in our world today and for future generations.
In fall of 2014 Haramein began The Resonance Academy Delegate Program – the first and only unified physics program of its kind, educating thousands of students from over 70 countries around the world. In 2015 Haramein opened a laboratory where he serves as the Executive Director of Research and Development. Here, Haramein leads teams of scientists and engineers applying his revolutionary theories and patents to resonance technologies that focus on vacuum energy and gravitational effects. Production of such technologies could provide indispensable energy and open up space exploration in a completely viable and safe manner.
2017 Presentation Description: Join pioneering scientist Nassim Haramein for this unforgettable presentation of new understandings in science that reveal a bigger picture of interconnection than ever imagined before. Learn amazing ideas that will not only help change how we understand our world, but will also help change us as individuals.
People in today’s world want to feel more connected. In the midst of an accelerated pace of living, many of us are feeling that there is more to life than what we experience day-to-day. Through the lens of science, the new documentary film The Connected Universe presents Haramein’s ideas and discoveries to help us see the world differently. It inspires us toward fresh thinking about our connection to the Universe and to each other, and reveals that the world and our Universe are more connected than we ever before thought possible.
When we discover all of the ways that we are physically and energetically connected to the Universe, we can never look at our world or ourselves the same way again. Come and be inspired by this great scientist and renowned teacher to connect to your unique potential- the potential of who you are now and who you can become.
Joel Garbon brings the perspective of a scientist and inventor to the ANP Conference. He is co-founder and past-President of The New Energy Movement, an Oregon-based nonprofit organization that educates about breakthrough energy technologies and their implications for human society and our imperiled planet. NEM is also an advocate organization for inventors of these technologies.
He is the author of an historic legislative draft titled Energy Innovation Act of 2007 which serves as a template for new energy legislation on the federal, state, local, and international levels. The legislation’s provisions call for urgent and serious public support for research and development of breakthrough energy technologies, and was presented to senators and representatives in the United States Congress.
Joel also co-authored BREAKTHROUGH POWER: How Quantum-Leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform Our World with investigative journalist Jeane Manning. This award-winning book chronicles the challenges, opportunities, and progress in the new energy technology field. The authors make the appeal for a “tidal wave of wisdom” and the concurrent evolution of energy technology and human consciousness as foundations for a new era on planet Earth.
Joel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has worked for more than 30 years as an international industrial science consultant and educator within the chemical, pulp and paper, and water treatment industries. He is the inventor and developer of several successful commercial technologies used within these industries.
Will Wilkinson arrived with questions: “Who am I, where did I come from, what is the meaning of my life?” He’s invested his whole life in finding out and helping others discover and follow their calling, through nine books, countless courses designed and delivered, hundreds of interviews with leading edge change-makers, and now the imminent release of his defining book, Now or Never, which urges readers to engage fully with the illusion of the world in order to experience the new identity sage Peter Kingsley describes as “reality completing itself.” Will lives in the forest outside Ashland, Oregon with his wife of 23 years and their enlightened cat.