SEMINAR:

VISIONS FOR EAST ASIA’S FUTURE: CRUCIAL ISSUES AND SPIRITUAL RESPONSES

 

SPONSORED BY

THE ASIA INSTITUTE & THE EMERGING FUTURE INSTITUTE

 

아시아인스티튜트에서는 국내외 석학들을 모시고 동아시아의 미래에 관한 정치·경제·문화·종교적 전망을 아우르는 세미나를 갖고자 합니다. 세미나는 열린 형식으로 누구나 견해를 제시할 수 있습니다.

 

DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 24TH, 2016 (3:00-4:30 PM)

LOCATION:  WCO Soseomun (2nd Floor) See map below)

 

SPEAKERS:

BENJAMIN BUTLER      Benjamin J. Butler

FOUNDER OF THE EMERGING FUTURE INSTITUTE
EMERGING PARADIGM SHIFTS: A CONFLUENCE OF GLOBAL REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO EAST ASIA

 

PHILIP FRANSES   Philip-Frances

SENIOR HOLISTIC SCIENCE LECTURER AT SCHUMACHER COLLEGE
A NEW SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION: IMPORTANCE OF A DIALOGUE WITH EAST ASIA

 

EMANUEL PASTREICHEmanuel Pastreich

DIRECTOR OF THE ASIA INSTITUTE
“SUSTAINABLE CULTURE AND ECONOMICS DISCOVERED IN TRADITIONAL EAST ASIAN POLICIES”   

 

MODERATOR AND DISCUSSANT:  David A. Mason

DAVID A. MASON, PROFESSOR AT CHUNG-ANG UNIVERSITY

 

 

THIS SEMINAR CONSIDERS THE FUTURE OF EAST ASIA AS A SERIOUS TOPIC IN ITSELF, MOVING AWAY FROM COMMERCIALIZED PLATITUDES ABOUT A PERFECT CONSUMER SOCIETY. THE EXPERTS ASSEMBLED WILL PRESENT THEIR INSIGHTS INTO THE CRITICAL ISSUES THAT EAST ASIA WILL FACE AND DRAW ATTENTION TO POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AT A SPIRITUAL LEVEL THAT MAY OFFER UNEXPECTED POTENTIAL.

THE SEMINAR WILL ALLOW FOR AN OPEN DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE ABOUT KOREA AND EAST ASIA IN AN AGE OF UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE.

 

LOCATION:  WCO Soseomun (2nd Floor) See map (N Building Seosomun-ro 89-31, Seoul)

서울특별시 중구 서소문로 89-31 N빌딩 1층 오렌지컨테이너

02-6958-8863

WCO Seoseomun  W Stage

 

Visiting speakers:

Benjamin J. Butler  is an English Futurist, dividing his time between Asia and the West. He attended King’s College, London’s School of Law, and graduated in Economics and Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in the 1990s. He is known for his ability to forecast cycles or paradigm shifts in financial markets, society, technology and geo-politics. He is a trusted sounding board for many investors, companies and financial institutions.   Benjamin is Founder of the Emerging Future Institute, writes the International Column for Dow Theory Letters, and is CEO of Creativity Consultancy Apotheosis Consulting. He leverages off a unique array of experiences and roles including fund manager, stockbroker, venture capitalist, and innovation consultant, seeing himself as an observer of human behavior and decision-making.  He spent a number of years travelling around the world meeting leading visionaries, with the goal of discerning states of mind that lead to insight. He believes that the harnessing of collective intelligence will result in a new form of Enlightenment.

Philip Franses  is a Senior Lecturer in Holistic the Science Faculty of Schumacher College  (Devon, UK) as a “teacher of complexity.”   Philip studied mathematics at New College Oxford from 1976 to 1980. Academia’s dull explanation of the world inspired Philip on a counter-journey into the depths of experience, travelling and a re-sensitisation to quality. In 2005, after a fifteen-year career designing intelligent software, culminating in a program now used in The Netherlands by all Dutch courts, Philip had a chance encounter with Satish Kumar and was moved to come to Schumacher as an MSc student. Philip began and edits the Holistic Science Journal. He is also the convener of a successful inquiry forum called Process and Pilgrimage.