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Environment and Development are not Mutually Exclusive: Professor Kuwako

Toshio Kuwako is a professor of value structure in the Department of Value and Decision Science, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He chairs the Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program Selection Committee. He is the author of Energeia: The Creation of Aristotle’s Philosophy (University of Tokyo Press, 1993), The Philosophy of Ch’i Phase (Shinyosha, 1996), and Space and Body: A New Perspective on Philosophical Investigation (Toshindo, 1998). In 1999 he published Kankyou no Tetsugaku (A Philosophy of Environment).

Professor Kuwako is one of the thought leaders participating in Ideapod’s launch, promoting the “big idea” of Environment versus Development. Sign up for the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to share ideas with Professor Kuwako.

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International Citizenship: Gareth Evans

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Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC has been Chancellor of the Australian National University since January 2010, and is President Emeritus of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, the independent global conflict prevention and resolution organization which he led from 2000 to 2009. He previously spent 21 years in Australian politics, thirteen of them as a Cabinet Minister. As Foreign Minister (1988-96) he was best known internationally for his roles in developing the UN peace plan for Cambodia, concluding the Chemical Weapons Convention, and initiating new Asia Pacific regional economic and security architecture. 

Professor Evans is one of the thought leaders participating in Ideapod’s launch, promoting the “big idea” of International Citizenship. Sign up for the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to share ideas with Professor Evans.

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Peace the Urgent Calling of Our Time: Professor Kamali

 

Professor Kamali is Founding Chairman and CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia (2007-continuing), and a world-renowned scholar in his field of specialization. He served as Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM, 1985-2004); and was Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC, 2004-2006). Currently he is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan, and also Senior Fellow of the Royal Academy of Jordan. He serves on the International Advisory Board of thirteen academic journals published in Malaysia, USA, Canada, Kuwait, India, Australia and Pakistan. Professor Kamali has served as a member and sometime Chairman of the Constitution Review Commission of Afghanistan (2003); as a UN consultant on constitutional reforms in Afghanistan, the Maldives, Iraq and Somalia.

Professor Kamali is one of the thought leaders participating in Ideapod’s launch, promoting the “big idea” of world peace. Sign up for the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to share ideas with Professor Kamali.

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International Tax Justice: Tim Costello

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Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most sought after voices on issues of social justice, leadership and ethics. Since 2004 Tim has been CEO of World Vision, Australia’s largest international development agency. Trained in economics, law, education and theology, Tim has practiced law, served as a Baptist minister, and has been active in church and community leadership, local government, national and international affairs.

Tim Costello is one of the thought leaders participating in Ideapod’s launch, promoting the “big idea” of social justice. Sign up for the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to share ideas with Tim Costello. 

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Religion In The Modern World: Karen Armstrong

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Karen Armstrong is one of the most original thinkers and sough-after speakers on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including A History of God, examine the differences and the profound similarities between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and their impact on world events.

Karen Armstrong is one of the thought leaders creating a “big idea” at www.ideapod.com. Sign up for the waiting list to be part of the conversation.

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World Citizenship: Bruce Kent

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Bruce Kent has been one of Britain’s leading peace and disarmament advocates for over half a century, most recently with the Movement for the Abolition of War. He is currently engaged in a national “Scrap Trident” tour.

Bruce Kent is one of the thought leaders participating in Ideapod’s launch, promoting the “big idea” of world citizenship. Sign up for the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to share ideas related to promoting the cause of world citizenship.

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Seeking Liberation: Swami Agnivesh

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Swami Agnivesh is a former Indian politician and a former Member of Legislative Assembly from the Indian state of Haryana. As a self-proclaimed Arya Samaj  scholar, and a social activist he is best known for his work against bonded labour through the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which he founded in 1981. Agnivesh also founded and became president of the World Council of Arya Samaj, which he describes as an associate of the original Arya Samaj. He also served as the chairperson of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery from 1994 to 2004.

He is one of the thought leaders participating in Ideapod’s launch, promoting the “big idea” of social activism. Sign up for the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to share ideas related to promoting the cause of helping the defenseless.

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Rethinking Foreign Occupation: Richard Falk

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Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights.

Richard Falk has created a “big idea” on Ideapod, focused on a new framework of protection for occupations that have lasted more than five years. Sign up to the waiting list at www.ideapod.com to be part of the conversation.

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