Global Systems 2.0 | 2012 at MIT
Beyond Religion: Ethics, Values, & Wellbeing | October 2012

The Visit 2014

The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT is honored to welcome back His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Our conversations this year will focus on Change-Makers for a Better World,” featuring 2 panels:

I. Global Systems 3.0: Equitable Solutions for a Changing World

The planet is heating up, sea levels are rising and rainfall is getting more erratic. Our health and food supplies are both at risk, particularly amongst the most world’s most vulnerable. We need to act quickly and decisively in response, but the challenges we now face are both critical and complex. Changes in individual behavior coupled with significant improvements in scientific knowledge and technological capability will be critical – but the most important step towards change is improving our ability to act collectively.

This forum will explore the ways in which individual action can translate into collective commitment drawing on examples from government, business and civil society.

Panelists: Deborah Ancona, John Sterman, Rebecca Henderson, Marshall ganz

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II. SPARK: Youth in Conversation with The Dalai Lama

Panelists: Noa Machover, Vivienne Harr, Jacarrea Garraway

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The Center for Ethics is committed to a systems approach to solutions. We live in a complex and interdependent world where we can no longer look at isolated issues for long-term, equitable solutions to regional and global problems. Through this meeting, the Center hopes to encourage multidisciplinary systems thinking and new methods for resolving the most immediate challenges that we face as a society, as a nation, and as an ecosystem.

-Tenzin Priyadarshi, Founding Director, The Center at MIT