Revitalizing the Humanities
(Part II)

In Part II Professors James Engell and John Paul Russo joined the Evolutionary Conversation, enriching the inquiry. James Engell, Jean Paul Russo, Julian Gresser, Roger Malina, Ben Levi, and Bill Moulton The death of the Humanities is a collective loss for all humankind. The Humanities return us not only the glory and grandeur of the […]

We Can Have Peace in East Asia Through Regional Prosperity | Opinion

China and the U.S. are now hurtling by design or inadvertence into war, with no offramp or effective mechanism to prevent it. The present danger is acute for four reasons. The political and military leadership in both countries are framing the conflict as a struggle for world hegemony, with China seeking to shift the balance […]

Gaiapolis East Asia

Highlights of the Conversation with Gaiapolis Project Founders In this video, the Gaiapolis founders discuss the practical challenges in realizing the Gaiapolis vision in the complex setting of East Asia. The matter is urgent, given the rising military and political tensions in the region. Gaiapolis suggests that rapidly enhancing quality in every sphere of life […]

Scientists should see beyond flawed model for more accurate earthquake prediction

Julian Gresser says new warning system with more precursors of seismic activity shows promise. Today is the six-year anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, which killed nearly 70,000 people, injured over 370,000 others and left about 4.8 million people homeless. Few things in this life are certain, but the human tragedy attending mega earthquakes is […]

The Trigger Method: A Powerful Way to Assess the Leverage of Strategic Industries and Technologies in Economic Growth and Job Creation

The Trigger Method (in Japanese: hikigane shiho) (The Trigger Method PDF) was conceived during a two- year research project and special cross disciplinary course conducted by Professor Julian Gresser at the Harvard Law School and MIT’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society between 1982-1984. It was part of a book Partners in Prosperity—Strategic Industries for the U.S. and […]

Metrics: Estimating Personal and Organizational Resilience

Various methods are being used to measure general resilience. These are some of the most popular and evidence-based. Given the importance of resilience, it is not surprising there are various methodologies to measure it. One source has curated the most popular and evidence-based of these methods. 1. Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) A study conducted by Windle, Bennett, […]