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A Revolution and a New Paradigm in Education
Freedom and Unity
Musings on a New Paradigm
Creative Consciousness
Online Education: A Revolution in the Making
Tomorrow’s Universities and the Seven Pillars of the Knowledge Revolution
The Double Helix of Learning and Work
Reflections on the Future of Global Higher Education - WAAS Conference Report
The Future of Water: Strategies to Meet the Challenge
Climate Policy after Doha: Turning Obstacles into Solutions
“BIOPOLIS”: Biopolicy for Greener and More Livable Cities
Book Review - The Climate Bonus: Co-benefits of Climate Policy by Alison Smith
New Paradigm in Human Development: A Progress Report
Seeking Alternatives in a Global Crisis
The New Sciences of Networks & Complexity: A Short Introduction
A Note on the Difference Between Complicated and Complex Social Systems
Making Central Banks Serve The Real Economy
Cooperative Security: A New Paradigm For A World Without Nuclear Weapons?
Global Governance: A New Paradigm for the Rule of Law*
Actions to Enhance Global Security*: Focus on WMD and Terrorism
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A Revolution and a New Paradigm in Education

Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Garry Jacobs, Winston Nagan, Ivo Šlaus
& Alberto Zucconi

Knowledge is the sustenance of civilization and culture. Language is the instrument for mental comprehension and transmission of knowledge. Education is the means by which each generation passes on to the next in a concentrated, systematic manner the cumulative knowledge and wisdom acquired in the past. Of all the technologies developed by humanity, none is as powerful and sophisticated as the means ... Read More

Creative Consciousness

Ashok Natarajan

Consciousness is creative. That creativity expresses in myriad ways – as moments in time in which decades of progress can be achieved overnight, as organizational innovations of immense power for social accomplishment; as creative social values that further the evolution of organizations and society; as the creativity of individuality in the leader, genius, artist and inventor; as social creativity that converts raw human experience into civilization ... Read More

Tomorrow’s Universities and the Seven Pillars of the Knowledge Revolution

Ismail Serageldin

The emerging Knowledge Revolution goes beyond the changing technologies and the challenges and opportunities they create to include the structure of knowledge and how it is transmitted inter-generationally and across countries. There are seven major features of that profound transformation, which I call “The Seven Pillars of the New Knowledge Revolution” ... Read More

Online Education: A Revolution in the Making

Janani Harish

Internet and Communication Technologies are transforming education, taking it out of the traditional classroom and making it open, affordable and dynamic. Universities, publishers, corporates and individual lecturers are creating online courses. A course consists of video lectures, electronic study notes, online tests and assignments. Anyone who wishes to learn may enroll for these courses, take the lessons ... Read More

The Double Helix of Learning and Work

Orio Giarini & Mircea Malitza

The Double Helix of Learning and Work is a report to the Club of Rome first published by UNESCO in 2003. It advances fundamental paradigm-changing ideas in the field of education. Drawing inspiration from the double helix structure of DNA, the authors seek to strengthen the ... Read More

Freedom and Unity

Garry Jacobs

America was founded by immigrants from many nations of diverse political ideals, disparate religious beliefs, social backgrounds (French aristocrats, Irish serfs, Chinese coolies), different races (white, black, oriental), and a multitude of linguistic groups ... Read More

Reflections on the Future of Global Higher Education - WAAS Conference Report

Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Janani Harish, Garry Jacobs, Winston Nagan, Ivo Šlaus & Alberto Zucconi

Education is the most important catalyst of social evolution. Today higher education is in the early stages of a revolutionary transition that will have immense impact on the future of global society. This article presents an overview of perspectives explored at the World Academy's Forum on Global Higher Education conducted at the University of California at Berkeley on October 2-3, 2013 ... Read More

The Future of Water: Strategies to Meet the Challenge

Alexander Likhotal

Despite the UN's adoption of a new economic and social right in 2010 - the Right to safe drinking water and sanitation - the deficit of fresh water is becoming increasingly severe and large-scale. The mounting water crisis and its geography make it clear that .... Read More

Climate Policy after Doha: Turning Obstacles into Solutions

F.J.Radermacher

The international climate policy is in big trouble. The governments of the world cannot agree on a reasonable, enforceable cap on global CO2 emissions – not today and not in the future. Concerning a strict enough cap, this issue is politically not handleable today ... Read More

“BIOPOLIS”: Biopolicy for Greener and More Livable Cities

Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis

Urban centers are the engines which must bear the brunt of required changes to meet climate change mitigation goals, whilst continuing to provide social and economic opportunities. Restoring nature to the city is not a luxury ... Read More

The Climate Bonus: Co-benefits of Climate Policy by Alison Smith

Michael Marien

For several decades, we have heard, over and over, that climate change is a very bad development, and that addressing climate change and evolving to a sustainable or low-carbon society are a necessary response ... Read More

Musings on a New Paradigm

Jonathan Granoff

We are the first civilization in which the pursuit of the real and the good has become separated. The current predominant worldview adopts the scientific method as the singular legitimate method of discovering the truth ... Read More

New Paradigm in Human Development: A Progress Report

Ivo Šlaus & Garry Jacobs

The current socio-economic-political paradigm is destroying our most precious capital – natural, human and social. The current paradigm is non-sustainable. It has to be changed! The required paradigmatic change ... Read More

Seeking Alternatives in a Global Crisis

Federico Mayor

Replacing the United Nations system and large international institutions with plutocratic groups (G-7, G-8, G-20) and universal principles with the laws of the market has led to multiple crises that require immediate reaction to prevent them from becoming irreversible .... Read More

The New Sciences of Networks & Complexity: A Short Introduction

Raoul Weiler & Jüri Engelbrecht

This paper is the result of two recent e-workshops organized by The World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), one on the Science of Networks, the other on Complexity. These Sci­ences have emerged in the last few decades ... Read More

A Note on the Difference Between Complicated and Complex Social Systems

Roberto Poli

The distinction between complicated and complex systems is of immense importance, yet it is often overlooked. Decision-makers commonly mistake complex systems for simply complicated ones and look for solutions without ... Read More

Making Central Banks Serve The Real Economy

Suleika Reiners

The challenge is to redirect central bank money into the real economy and to the needs of society. If new money is issued to expand the productive capacity, there is no reason for inflation. Long-term financing could become available at an affordable price ... Read More

Secretariat of the Soul

Orio Giarini

Exactly 100 years ago, Austrian writer Robert Musil’s book “The Man Without Qualities” foresaw the cultural challenge that Relativity and Quantum Theory would pose to the Newtonian mechanistic worldview of the 19th century .... Read More

Global Governance: A New Paradigm for the Rule of Law

Winston Nagan

This article seeks to appraise the Rule of Law in the context of international sovereignty and the growth of international non-governmental organizations. The article explores the meaning of the Rule of Law and suggests that it is better understood ... Read More

Cooperative Security: A New Paradigm For A World Without Nuclear Weapons?

Marc Finaud

If there is a loose consensus on aiming at a world free of nuclear weapons in the future, there are clear oppositions as to the timeframe as well as the means for achieving this goal. The approach to nuclear disarmament followed to date has only yielded limited success ... Read More

Actions to Enhance Global Security*: Focus on WMD and Terrorism

Desmond Browne, Garry Jacobs & Ivo Šlaus

The challenge is to redirect central bank money into the real economy and to the needs of society. If new money is issued to expand the productive capacity, there is no reason for inflation. Long-term financing could become available at an affordable price ... Read More

Volume 2 Issue 1

Seed-Idea: A Revolution and a New Paradigm in Education
- Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Garry Jacobs, Winston Nagan, Ivo Šlaus & Alberto Zucconi

Creative Consciousness
- Ashok Natarajan

Tomorrow’s Universities and the Seven Pillars of the Knowledge Revolution
- Ismail Serageldin

Online Education: A Revolution in the Making
- Janani Harish

The Double Helix of Learning and Work
- Orio Giarini & Mircea Malitza

Seed-Idea: Freedom and Unity
- Garry Jacobs

Reflections on the Future of Global Higher Education - WAAS Conference Report
- Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Janani Harish, Garry Jacobs, Winston Nagan, Ivo Šlaus & Alberto Zucconi

The Future of Water: Strategies to Meet the Challenge
- Alexander Likhotal

Climate Policy after Doha: Turning Obstacles into Solutions
- F.J.Radermacher

“BIOPOLIS”: Biopolicy for Greener and More Livable Cities
- Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis

The Climate Bonus: Co-benefits of Climate Policy by Alison Smith
- Michael Marien

Seed-Idea: Musings on a New Paradigm
- Jonathan Granoff

New Paradigm in Human Development: A Progress Report
- Ivo Šlaus & Garry Jacobs

Seeking Alternatives in a Global Crisis
- Federico Mayor

The New Sciences of Networks & Complexity: A Short Introduction
- Raoul Weiler & Jüri Engelbrecht

A Note on the Difference Between Complicated and Complex Social Systems
- Roberto Poli

Making Central Banks Serve The Real Economy
- Suleika Reiners

The Balance Sheet of the Parallel Action carried out by the Secretariat of the Soul and Precision, 100 Years Later
- Orio Giarini

Global Governance: A New Paradigm for the Rule of Law
- Winston Nagan

Cooperative Security: A New Paradigm For A World Without Nuclear Weapons?
- Marc Finaud

Actions to Enhance Global Security: Focus on WMD and Terrorism
- Desmond Browne et al.