Advisory Board

Academic Advisors

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Professor of Psychology, UCLA Colleges of Letters & Sciences;  Chief of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.  His special studies include the Biology of Creativity.

M.A. Greenstein, Ph.D.

Professor Art Center College of Design, Artist, Counsultant, Founder of Greenstein Institute and Bodies In Space.

Lawrence Hass, Ph.D.

Professor of Humanities at Austin College, Sherman, Texas.  A Philosopher specializing in phenomenology — the study of living experience and the author ofMerleau-Ponty’s Philosophy (Indiana University Press 2008).   Hass is also a Magician who performs in leading venues and is recognized as a world class teacher of magic.  His work has been featured in leading international media, including New York Times, USA Today and the Discovery Channel.

Roger Nelson Pd.D.

Director of the Global Consciousness Project foundeed in 1997 at Princeton University.  In 1980 began coordinating research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Lab until 2002.    The GCP is a long term experiment that extends psi research to global dimensions, looking for effects of mass consciousness with volunteer contributions from scientists, engineers, artists and business people around the world.

Philip Seib, Ph.D.

Director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations.  Seib’s research interests include the effects of news coverage on foreign policy, particularly conflict and terrorism issues.  He is author and editor of numerous books, including Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy, The Global Journalist: News and Conscience in a World of Conflict to name a few.   In 2010 he was named scholar of the year by the International Studies Association for his contributions to the field of international communication.

Dr. Charlie Teo

Professor of Neurosurgery and the founder of the largest funder of brain cancer research in Australia, the Cure for Life Foundation.  Awarded Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his services to World Health.  Nominated for Australian of the Year for last 9 years and was a finalist in 2003 and 2009.

Pierre Grimes, Ph.D.

Received his doctorate from University of the Pacific, at the American Academy of Asian Studies, where he held the post of Lecturer in Comparative Philosophy.  His doctorate was titled “Philosophy as Dialectic”. He attended the New School of Social Research for post-doctorate work in psychology.   He is a board member and on the staff of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association and is on the National Editorial Board of the American Society of Philosophical Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Futurist Advisors

Jerome Glenn, Futurist, Author, Founder and Executive Director Millennium Project/”State of the Future” annual report

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Author, Futurist & Social Architect, is dedicated to understanding and communicating humanity’s potentials for a positive future. She is a founding member of the World Future Society, the Society for the Universal Human and the co-founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.

In 1970, she co-founded the Committee for the Future in Washington, D.C. to bring positive options into the public arena for discussion and action. She also designed and co-produced twenty-five SYNCONS (synergistic convergences).

These cutting edge interactive conferences brought together a wide range of people to focus on win-win solutions for social challenges. Shortly thereafter, she created the “Theatre for the Future” a multi-media presentation of the evolutionary story of creation with a vision of a long-range human future. She co-chaired and designed large Soviet-American Citizen summits, created a team-building process called “Rings of Empowerment”, and developed “Evolutionary Circles”, a small group process for inner work and spiritual growth which focuses on the basic ideas of conscious evolution and co-creation. In 1984, Barbara made history when her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States.

Media Advisors

Michael Gilbert

Senior Fellow, Center for the Digital Future USC

Philip Horvath

Co-Founder c3:, Consultant, Artist

John Raatz

Founder/President GATE:  Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, Founder/President Visionnering Marketing and PR

Gaynor Strachan-Chung

VP Marketing, Ovation Television

Executive Board

Chairman:  Edward Lantz

Founder/President:  Kate McCallum

Matt Cornwall

Mariana Danilovic

Barry Goldberg

Ron James

Jahna Perricone

Michael Perricone

Alison Savitch

Glenn Weikert