World Government Commissions
- World Communications Commission, Bruce L. Erickson, Coordinator
- World Cybernetics Commission, Michael Ben-Eli, Coordinator
- World Design-Science Commission, William Perk, Coordinator
- World Disarmament Commission, Gideon Spiro, Coordinator
- World Economics Commission, Shann Turnbull, Coordinator
- World Education Commission, Nancy Yeilding, Coordinator
- World Election Commission, Douglas Nixon Everingham, Coordinator
- World Energy Commission, Peter Meisen, Coordinator
- World Environment Commission, Dr. James Lovelock, Coordinator
- World Health Commission, Michio Kushi, Coordinator
- World Judicial Commission, Francis Boyle, Coordinator
- World Mundialisation Commission, Peter Clavelle, Coordinator
- World Planetary Vision Commission, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Coordinator
- World Space Commission, Dr. Carol Sue Rosin, Coordinator
- World Sports Commission, Nathaniel Lincoln Mills, Coordinator
- World Stateless Persons Commission, Chanh Huu Nguyen, Coordinator
- World Syntegration Commission, David Beatty, Coordinator
- World Traditional Medicine Commission, Hon. Prof. Charles McWilliams, Coordinator
- World Womens' Commission, Tatyana Mamonova, Dep. Coordinator
- World Youth Education Commission, Jagdish Gandhi, Coordinator
Bruce L. Erickson, Coordinator
International Business Development Consultant; Professional Experience In: Strategic Planning; Business Development; Market Research & Development; Intellectual Capitol Analysis; Technology Assessment; PR & Advertising; International Relations; Non-profit Management; TV/Film Production Development; Sustainable Development; Regenerative Futures Research; Health Technologies Consultant. International Business Development Consulting.
Broadcast media appearances included both CBC Canada TV and radio, Dutch National TV, also KNRY and KAZU radio Monterey Bay, KPFX radio Los Angeles, WBAI radio New York City and radio in central Sweden. Newspaper articles include the Montreal Sun, La Presse, Montreal-The Gazette, Weekend Canada, the New York Times, the Monterey County Herald and the Daily News of Mora Sweden. Contributor to the books; "Creating Whole Organization Synergy" by Eidetics, Toronto, Canada & "Rapid Evolution" by Alexia Parks, Boulder, Colorado. Columbia University published paper "Expanding a New Scientific View of Water of the Functional Properties of Water - 2001" by B. L. Erickson and R. A. Wullaert.
Michael Ben-Eli, Coordinator
Michael Ben-Eli is an international consultant on management and organization. His work has focused on strategy development, organizational design, sustainability, and change management. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and later received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cybernetics at Brunel University, where he studied under Gordon Pask. He was a student and close associate of Buckminster Fuller, with whom he collaborated on projects involving research on advanced structural systems and exploration of issues related to the management of technology and world resources for the advantage of all. Dr. Ben-Eli pioneered applications of Systems Thinking and Cybernetics in management and organization. Over the years he worked on synthesizing strategy issues in many parts of the world and in diverse institutional settings, ranging from small high technology firms to multinational enterprises, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, health care and educational organizations, government agencies, NGOs, and international multilateral organizations. In recent years, he has been working primarily on issues related to sustainability and sustainable development. With a strong commitment to Fuller�s legacy, Michael refocused his mission on helping inspire leaders in business, government, community, and youth accelerate a peaceful, world embracing transition to a sustainable future. He is founder of Sustainability Initiatives, a network of activities established in order to facilitate transition to sustainability practices, in both the public and private sectors.
William Perk, Coordinator
RAND Emeritus; SIU Emeritus; Advisory Board, Buckminster Fuller Institute (www.bfi.org); co-founder and Board Member, RBF Dome NFP (www.buckysdome.org); Member, CESJ (www.cesj.org); Member, EI, LLC (www.equitechllc.com); Member, Team Syntegrity International (TSI); Emergy Synthesis supporter (www.EmergySystems.org); World Citizen and Design Science Consultant
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Gideon Spiro, Coordinator
In addition to his work with the Israeli Committee for Mordechai Vanunu, Spiro has been active in many peace organizations in Israel, including the Israeli Committee for a Middle East Free of Atomic, Biological and Chemical Weapons, "Yesh Gvul" (reserve soldiers refusing to serve in Lebanon and the occupied territories) and the Committee Against the War in Lebanon, and has participated in various international peace and disarmament meetings and conferences.
Having lived in Jerusalem since childhood, Spiro was a paratrooper in the Israeli army during several wars. He worked as a journalist in Israel and abroad, serving as U.S. and United Nations correspondent for the Israeli press. As a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Education, he was dismissed after refusing to serve in the Lebanon war. He continues as a columnist in various Israeli newspapers.
Shann Turnbull, Coordinator
C.S.Shann Turnbull, Ph.D. (Macquarie), MBA (Harvard), B.Sc. (Melbourne), Dip. Elec. Eng. (Hobart), is a Founding Fellow and life member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Honorary Senior Fellow of the Corporate Directors' Association of Australia Limited (SFCDA, Hon.), Fellow of the Securities Institute of Australia (FSIA), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM), Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FICS), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA). Founding author in 1975 of first educational qualification for company directors; Management Committee: Australian Employee Ownership Association. Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Management, American Economics Association, Australian Shareholders Association, Australian Society of Business Economists, Economic Society of Australia, Institute for Social and Ethical Accountability, International Corporate Governance Network, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
Nancy Yeilding, Coordinator
After being born in Washington D.C., Nancy Yielding has been fortunate to live in many places on our dear Earth-home, including Burtonwood, Fairborn, San Bernardino, San Clemente, Palo Alto, Beutelsbach, Louisville, Fiugi, Tahoe, Huelva, Portland, Manoa, Sydney, Udhagamandalam, Tellicherry, and Bainbridge Island. Education: B.A. English, Stanford University; M.A. Education, University of San Francisco; B.L.L. (Blessed Lover of Life), East-West University of Unitive Sciences. Nancy has been a devoted student of Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati since the early '70s. She has facilitated the publication of several of his numerous English books and articles through dictation, transcribing, and editing. In the early �80s she was appointed Registrar of the East-West University of Unitive Sciences and continues in that position. In 1981, with the Guru's blessing, she founded a gurukula (literally, �home for dispelling darkness�), a universal contemplative center, on Bainbridge Island in WA, which also functions as the Western Headquarters of the East-West University. Throughout the years since then she has taught weekly classes in living wisdom and creativity, and edited and published a quarterly magazine for most of that time. Currently she works as an editor and a business and personal coach. Her teaching activities are expanding via the internet, which provides a contemporary medium of sharing ageless wisdom with students anywhere in the world through e-study groups, as well as through workshops in various gurukula centers, East and West.
Douglas Nixon Everingham, Coordinator
Labor Party Member of the House of Representatives (Capricornia) 1967�75 and 1977�84. Minister for Health (19 December 1972n� 11 November 1975) in the Whitlam government. National Archives of Australia Commonwealth Person CP 114.
Former family and hospital doctor and psychiatric registrar; vice president of the 1975 World Health Assembly, and 1998-2000 member of the National Consultative Committee on Disarmament. He is the author of 'Beyond Global Order' in Medicine and War, Vol. 11, 119-121 (1995).
Peter Meisen, Coordinator
Peter Meisen is president and co-founder of the Global Energy Network Institute, a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to exploring global solutions for peace and sustainable development. A 1976 graduate of the University of California at San Diego in applied mechanics and engineering sciences, he focuses on the strategy of linking electrical networks between countries and continents, with an emphasis on tapping renewable energy resources. GENI�s commitment to the generation and distribution of renewable power has received broad acclaim from sources as diverse as Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Secretary General of the United Nations; Ruud Lubbers, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands; and Noel Brown, special advisor to the Group of 77 Developing Nations.
In 1983, Meisen co-founded Self Help and Resource Exchange, currently the largest private, self-help food distribution program in the United States. International rural development programs in Mexico and Guatemala are taking advantage of micro-credit lending, community organizing, and family health and nutrition strategies promoted by SHARE.
Meisen writes and speaks internationally. Among his articles are: �Asking the Right Question for Spaceship Earth� (Asia Engineer), �Linking Electricity for Peace: A Compelling Global Strategy� (Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society) and �No Cure for a Sick World� (Chemistry and Industry).
Dr. James Lovelock, Coordinator
Lovelock was born in Letchworth Garden City. He studied chemistry at the University of Manchester before taking up a Medical Research Council post at the Institute for Medical Research in London. In 1948, Lovelock received a Ph.D. in medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Within the United States he has conducted research at Yale, Baylor University College of Medicine, and Harvard University.
A lifelong inventor, Lovelock has created and developed many scientific instruments, some of which have been adopted by NASA in its program of planetary exploration. It was while working for NASA that Lovelock developed the Gaia Hypothesis. In early 1961, Lovelock was engaged by NASA to develop sensitive instruments for the analysis of extraterrestrial atmospheres and planetary surfaces. The Viking program that visited Mars in the late-1970s was motivated in part to determining whether Mars supported life, and many of the sensors and experiments that were ultimately deployed aimed to resolve this issue. During work towards this program, Lovelock became interested in the composition of the Martian atmosphere, reasoning that many life forms on Mars would be obliged to make use of it (and, thus, alter it). However, the atmosphere was found to be in a stable condition close to its chemical equilibrium, with very little oxygen, methane, or hydrogen, but with an overwhelming abundance of carbon dioxide.
To Lovelock, the stark contrast between the Martian atmosphere and chemically-dynamic mixture of that of our Earth's biosphere was strongly indicative of the absence of life on the planet. However, when they were finally launched to Mars, the Viking probes still searched for life there. To date no evidence for either extant or extinct life has been found (although interest has recently revived with the discovery of unexpected methane in the atmosphere). Lovelock invented the Electron Capture Detector, which ultimately assisted in discoveries about the persistence of CFCs and their role in stratospheric ozone depletion.
Lovelock was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974. In 1990, Lovelock was awarded the first Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for the Environment by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. An independent scientist, inventor, and author, Lovelock works out of a barn-turned-laboratory in Cornwall. In 2003, he was appointed a Companion of Honour (CH) by Queen Elizabeth II. Lovelock is currently president of the Marine Biological Association (MBA).
- Lovelock, James  (2000). Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-286218-9.
- Lovelock, James; Michael Allaby (1983). Great Extinction. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-18011-X.
- Lovelock, James; Michael Allaby (1984). The Greening of Mars. Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-32967-3.
- Lovelock, James  (1995). Ages of Gaia. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-393-31239-9.
- Lovelock, James [Gaia Books 1991] (2001). Gaia: The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine. Oxford University Press US. ISBN 0-19-521674-1.
- Lovelock, James (1991). Scientists on Gaia. Cambridge, Mass., USA: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-19310-8.
- Lovelock, James (2005). Gaia: Medicine for an Ailing Planet. Gaia Books. ISBN 1-85675-231-3.
- Lovelock, James (2000). Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860429-7. (Lovelock's autobiography)
- Lovelock, James (2006). The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back - and How We Can Still Save Humanity. Santa Barbara (California): Allen Lane. ISBN 0-7139-9914-4.
Michio Kushi, Coordinator
Founder/head, World Macrobiotic Movement. Author of The Book of Macriobiotics, (Japan Publications, 1987), The Cancer-Prevention Diet (St. Martin�s Press, 1983), Diet for a Strong Heart (St. Martin�s , 1985), One Peaceful World (St. Martin�s, 1987) and AIDS, Macrobiotics, and Natural Immunity (Japan Publications, 1990).
Francis Boyle, Coordinator
Francis A. Boyle is a leading American professor, practitioner and advocate of international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia- Herzegovina at the World Court. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University
Peter Clavelle, Coordinator
Elected Mayor of Vermont's largest city in March of 1989 and re-elected in 1991. Served as Chief Executive of a full service municipality with 620 employees and a budget of approximately $100 million. Affiliations: Board Member, Vermont League of Cities and Towns; U.S. Conference of Mayors; Chair of the Sustainable Development Task Force, United States Conference of Mayors; Chair , U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness; Serves on Board of the Institute for Children, Families, and Education of the National League of Cities. Member: U.S. Conference of Mayor�s Community Development Housing and Economic Development Committee; International City Management Association; Vermont Town and City Management Association.
His international experience includes work in the Middle East, Eurasia and Latin America, specifically, Russia, Nicaragua, Taiwan, Canada, Israel/Palestine and Eastern Europe in relationship with the "Sister Cities" program as well as a member of the World Council of Mayors.
Personal Recognition and Awards: "Municipal Person of the Year", Vermont League of Cities and Towns, 1991; "Special Merit Award" United Nations International Year of Shelter, 1987; "National Award for Outstanding Leadership in Development", U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1987.
He has a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies, St. Anselm College and a Master's in Public Administration, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1972.
Barbara Marx Hubbard, Coordinator
Buckminster Fuller said of Barbara Marx Hubbard, "She is the best informed human now alive regarding Futurism." A noted author, futurist, citizen diplomat, and social architect, Barbara is at the forefront of an emergent "post-convention" worldview that is unleashing evolutionary forces embodying intensified creativity, deepening spirituality and environmental systems awareness. Barbara calls this worldview "Conscious Evolution," and is actually codifying it into a cohesive social potential movement. Daughter of toy tycoon Louis Marx, she graduated from Bryn Mawr College cum laude, with a B.A. in Political science, and studied at L'Ecole des Sciences Politique and the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris, before becoming involved in the 1960s social movements desiring a more sustainable Earth. Many people regard her as an heir to Buckminster Fuller. In 1966, Barbara organized and co-produced twenty-five "Syncons" ("synergistic conferences"), and the multimedia "Theatre for the Future." In 1984 Barbara made political history when her name was placed in nomination for the Vice-Presidency of the US. During the 1980s , she developed and co-chaired a number of US-Soviet Citizen Summits and hosted "Potential: Envisioning the New Millennium," a stunning television series and in 1992 co-founded the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. She has written numerous books* and articles addressing the potentials of humanity to co-create a world that works for everyone.
- The Hunger of Eve: One Woman's Odyssey Toward the Future. Island Pacific Northwest, 1989.,
- The Evolutionary Journey: A Personal Guide to a Positive Future (with Barry Weins and Wabun Wind.) Evolutionary Press, 1993.
- The Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth (The Book of Co-Creation). Foundation for Conscious Evolution, 1993.
- The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium. Nataraj Publishing, 1995 (2nd ed.)
- Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential. New World Library, 1998.
- Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence. Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2001.
Dr. Carol Sue Rosin, Coordinator
(b. March 29, 1944 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an award-winning educator, author, leading aerospace executive and space and missile defense consultant. She is a former spokesperson for Wernher von Braun and has consulted to a number of companies, organizations, government departments and the intelligence community. She is the current President of the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS) which she co-founded with Alfred Webre. ICIS's Campaign for Cooperation in Space is a coordinated International Network for breakthrough, enrolling U.N. member governments, non-governmental organizations, media, and the people to implement a permanent ban on weapons in space. Dr. Rosin has received the support of various prominent individuals such as U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and Hon. Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Minister of National Defence. She is also a witness for The Disclosure Project.
Nathaniel Lincoln Mills, Coordinator
Nathaniel competed as a speed skater in three Olympic Games, serving as Team Captain of the 1998 Olympic Team in Nagano, Japan. He served as a delegate to the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece and co-founded the Olympism Project to advance the ideals and practices of Olympism.
"Coach Nat" is Co-Founder and Head Coach of Inner City Excellence (I.C.E.), a sports-based youth development program rooted in Olympism that empowers and inspires urban youth to attain excellence in body, mind and spirit.
A lawyer, Nathaniel serves the World Service Authority's legal department as an Associate General Counsel.
Chanh Huu Nguyen, Coordinator
Chanh Huu Nguyen was a preeminent leader of exiled Vietnamese refugees after the Vietnam War. Employing disobedience through media relations and political messages, Chanh Huu Nguyen has been a political activist since 1975 against the communist regime of Vietnam.
Early Life and Background
Achievements and Awards
David Beatty, Coordinator
From 1965 to 2005, David Beatty was a professional consultant and university faculty member. At the end of his career as an organizational learning specialist, he focused on the issue of climate change, and, in particular, the use of citizen-based decision-making and alternative currency solutions. His main intervention tool is the Team Syntegrity(R) protocol.
His consulting and research focus is action learning in the area of collaborative problem-solving among multiple stakeholders in local/global contexts. Action learning means that the focus of the activity is on producing results, and that activity is used as the basis for re-shaping the personal and organisational models that govern behaviour relevant to the desired results.
Beatty brings 30 years of experience in designing interventions, and facilitating change at individual, group, and organisational levels. Since obtaining his Ph.D. in 1970 he has been a faculty member at four universities, and has successfully owned and operated a consulting business since 1978.
He has been studying and applying management cybernetics since 1975. This science of effective organisation is a pre-requisite for the design of effective information systems for decision and control. The dominance of digital technology is changing the meaning and contexts of life from individual to global levels. When integrated with the social processes of communities and learning, informatics offers an opportunity for sustainable development in the critical challenges facing us in the next twenty years.
Hon. Prof. Charles McWilliams, Coordinator
- Deputy Ambassador, International Parliament for Safety and Peace
- Diplomat Plenipotentiary St. Kitts/Nevis
- High Commissioner for Natural Medicine, World Government of World Citizenry
- Ambassador to Nevis, Dominion of Melchizedek
- Knight Hospitaller, Ambassador Plenipotentiary, Order of St. John of Jerusalem
Tatyana Valentina Mamonova, Deputy Coordinator
Founder and President, Woman and Earth Global Eco-Network
Tatiana Mamonova (born 10 December 1943) is a Russian feminist and author. She was leader of the Almanac group, formed in Leningrad in 1979, which attempted through its writings to address basic issues affecting the status of women and women's roles in society. Mamonova was founding editor of Women and Russia, the first samizdat feminist journal. The group's work was ended by police harassment and the arrest and exile of some of its members. Tatyana Mamonova is considered the founder of the Russian Women's Movement. She is the first feminist dissident exiled from the former Soviet Union. In 1980 she and three of her co-editors were expelled from the Soviet Union after defying KGB orders to cease publication.
She was exiled for editing and publishing the underground 'samizdat' ALMANAC: WOMAN AND RUSSIA, an art and literary journal containing the first collection of Soviet feminist writings, which has now been published in 11 1anguages and in over 22 countries. (A selected anthology titled WOMEN AND RUSSIA was published in book form in the USA by Beacon Press.)
Tatyana is a feminist, prize winning author, poet, watrcolor artist, journalist, publisher, producer, lecturer, scholar, facilatator and human rights advocate.
She has been in the public eye throughout the entire world. Hundreds of national and international newspaper and magazine interviews have been conducted on her including, THE LONDON GUARDIAN, COSMOPOLITAN, NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, HARVARD WOMEN'S LAW JOURNAL. Tatyana has also been the subject of documentary films and interviewed on television throughout the world.
In line with Tatyana's status as "citizen of the world", in the 1990's Tatyana founded, edited and began publishing WOMAN AND EARTH Almanac, the international bilingual Russian/English eco-feminist almanac that is the expanded continuation of her now famous 'samizdat' that is dis- tributed free of charge to individual women and women's groups in Russia, and Eastern Europe.
Tatyana continues her career as a journalist, writing for newspapers and serving as an international Advisor to MS MAGAZINE. Her second book Russian Women's Studies: Essays on Sexism in Soviet Culture, is used as text in colleges and universities worldwide. It is in its third printing.
She is the recipient of the 2002 Living Legacy Award.
Jagdish Gandhi, Coordinator
- Founder-Manager, City Montessori School, Lucknow
- Chairman, World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education
- Vice President, World Union, Pondicherry (2003)
- Vice President, World Constitution and Parliamentary Association, USA (2003)
- President, Children�s International Summer Village (CISV), U.P. Chapter, India (since1992)
- President, International School-to-School Experience (ISSE), U.P. Chapter, India (since1972)
- Vice-President, Intellectual Forum of India, U.P. Chapter, India (since 2001)
- Vice-President, Quality Circle Forum of India (2001)
- Convener, International Conferences of Chief Justices of the World (since 2001)
- Chief Coordinator, Indo-Pak Children�s Penfriends� Club Aao Dosti Karein (since 2002)
- Convener, Parent-Teacher Association, Lucknow (1982)
- Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1969-1974)
- Founder-Manager, Sarvodaya Sewa Sansthan, Lucknow (1959-1974)
- Founder-Manager, C.T. Women�s College, Lucknow (established 1970)
- Founder-Manager, C.T. Nursery Teachers� Training College, Lucknow (established1970)
- Founder-Manager, Adarsh Shiksha Kendra (Adult Education Centre), Lucknow (1959-1962)
- Founder-Manager, Pre-Primary Teachers� Training College, Lucknow (1959)
- President, Uttar Pradesh Naujawan Sangh (U.P. Youth Movement) (1955-1959)
- Editor, UTHO JAWANO (a Weekly to motivate youth) (1960-1965)
- Founder-General Secretary, All India Children & Youth Festival (1960-1973)
- Organizer, Annual Scouts & Guides Camps, Lucknow, U.P., India (1965-1973)
- Assistant District Scout Commissioner, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Lucknow (1962-1965)
- Convened an All India Education Exhibition aimed at highlighting the importance of spiritual education (1964)
- Led an Anti-Dowry Campaign aimed at mobilizing public opinion against social ills (1959)
- Convened the U.P. Sarvodaya Conference at Allahabad University (India) for mobilizing the student community in favour of spiritualization of educational curriculum (1958)
- President of the Lucknow University Students� Union, U.P., India (1958-59)
- Founded Social Service League at his school in Sikandra Rao, Aligarh, U.P., India (1952)