Powerhouse lineup for Praxis Ideas Festival

“What will our world be like in 2040? Are we preparing for a sustainable future?” Those are the questions the 2021 Praxis Ideas Festival seeks to answer, with a lofty lineup of speakers.

Set for Nov. 15 to Dec. 5, the event is completely virtual this year. Registrants will receive links for 30-plus programs that the Praxis Peace Institute has hosted over the past 18 months, and can watch them at their convenience for the duration of the festival.

There will also be live programs with some of the speakers who are returning to discuss these important issues with registrants. The dates and times of the live programs can be found at

Tickets are $125 for eight-plus live discussions with speakers, a new film, and the archive of recorded programs from the Praxis Planetary Pause series. (Praxis members are $100).

Speakers include:

√ David Korten — economist, author of “When Corporations Rule the World,” “Agenda for a New Economy,” others. All festival participants will receive his paper, “Eco-nomics for an Ecological Civilization."

√ Jeremy Lent — cultural historian, author of “The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Indigenous Wisdom and The Patterning Instinct.”

√ Richard Heinberg — senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, author of “Power: Limits & Prospects for Humanity,” “The End of Growth,” others.

√ Andrew Kimbrell — founder/executive director, The Center for Food Safety; also an attorney who has successfully sued Monsanto.

√ Richard Tarnas — philosopher, cultural historian, author of “The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos & Psyche.”

√ Marc Frank — American journalist and author of “Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana” (Live from Havana, Cuba).

√ Michael Nagler — founder and president of the Metta Center for Non-Violence in Petaluma, author of “The Search for a Non-Violent Future and The Non-Violence Handbook.” Also, his recently released film, “The Third Harmony,” will be shown live with Q&A.

√ David Cobb — lawyer who has sued corporate polluters and founded of Move to Amend, a campaign for a constitutional amendment to abolish “Corporate personhood.” He was also a Green Party candidate for President, and the co-founder of Cooperation Humboldt, a solidarity economy.

√ Georgia Kelly — director of Praxis Peace Institute.

√ Riane Eisler — author of “The Chalice and the Blade,” “Sacred Pleasure,” “Nurturing Our Humanity” and others.

√ Anu Partanen — author, “The Nordic Theory of Everything.”

√ Dr. Helen Caldicott — co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

√ Susan Neiman — director of the Einstein Forum in Berlin.

√ David Talbot — journalist and author of “The Devil’s Chessboard,” and others.

√ Margaret Talbot — author and journalist for the New Yorker Magazine and co-author of “By the Light of Burning Dreams.”

√ Mary McDevitt, M.D.

√ Caroline Casey — host of the “Visionary Activist Radio” show on the Pacifica Network.

√ Ellie Cohen — executive director of The Climate Center.

√ Ellen Brown — founder of the Public Banking Institute and author of “The Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution.”

√ Peter Barnes — author of “Ours: The Case for Universal Property,” and “Capitalism 3.0.”

√ Jodie Evans — co-founder of CodePink Women for Peace, political activist, and documentary film producer.

√ Leonardo Flores — works as an analyst on U.S.-Venezuela relations and is the Latin America Campaign Coordinator for CodePink.

√ Hazel Henderson — evolutionary economist, author of “The Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators and Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.”

√ Nina Simons — co-founder and director of the Bioneers Annual Conference, which features cutting-edge environmental solutions to the climate crisis.

√ Dennis Kucinich — former U.S. Congressman and presidential candidate.

√ Gayle McLaughlin — former two-term Mayor of Richmond, and current city council member there.

√ David Ellerman — political economist and philosopher; author of “Neo-Abolitionism: Abolishing Human Rentals in Favor of Workplace Democracy.”

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