Adam Wolpert painting
Institute of World Culture
Speakers
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Painting by Adam Wolpert

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

IWC Presentations (from 2002 to present)
See Programs Archives for titles and speakers prior to 2002
Listed alphabetically by last name. Click on those underlined for a short biography.
Ackerman, Sherry L. Behind the Looking Glass      
Albanese, Catherine Historical Imagination and Channeled Theology: Learning the Law of Attraction, October 2011
A Republic of Mind and Spirit, June 2007
Allen, Dennis The State of the Art of Green Building, October 2003
Bastian, Ed New Paradigms for a Sustainable Life on Earth:
Linking Biology and Religion with Interspirituality, July 2008
Bayes, Jane Global Perspectives on Women's Welfare, March 2004
Bemis, Carol Outliers: The Story of Success, August 2011
The Creative Process, January 2006
Beltran, Father Benigno Leadership for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, October 2010
Bisheff, Jenny (Sheffield) The Color of Freedom, August 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr: Perspectives on Citizenship and Service, January 2002
Bisheff, Maurice

The New Learning Revisited, December 2011
Education in an Ashram, October 2011
The New Learning, January 2011
Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Developing Deep Democracy, September 2007
Human Habitat in Mega-Cities (Book Forum), August 2006
The Religious and Political Philosophy of Tom Paine, October 2006
Principles of Global Citizenship, November 2003

Brailsford, Barry Storytelling from Ancient New Zealand: Land of Old Tides, April 2006
Cabezon, José Sera Monastary: The Training of Tibetian Buddhist Monks, May 2007
Campbell, Julile Cultures in Transition, April 2010
Campo, Juan E. Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites, April 2003
Carpenter, Josh The Values of Vegetarianism, September 2004
Carter. Cheryl Write Livelihood: Work Reflected in Poetry, Poetry in Work, September 2002
Castillo, Jorge Luis Explorations of a Humanist, Jorge Luis Borges, February 2004
Cleyet, Franchesca What is Universal in Shakespeare?, May 2010
Immigrant Expressions of the American Dream, July 2005
Global Perspectives on Women's Welfare, March 2004
Colbert, Jonathan The New Learning, January 2011
Practicing Principles of Non-Violence: Gandhi's Co-Workers, October 2010
Conway, Timothy Enlightened Leadership: Essential Qualities and Shinning Examples, December 2010
Cooper, Marc Songs for a Brave New World, May 2010
Corbet, Scott Back to the Future of the Middle Kingdom: The Renaissance of China, October 2005
Cordero-Lamb, Julie Zone-One Health Care, June 2005
Davies, Phyllis Citizen Diplomany in Iran, April 2011
Denney, Frederick M. A Conversation with Frederick M. Denney on his book An Introduction to Islam
Dorrance, Carolyn Debate on Strategic Tactics for Use in the Occupy Movement, March 2012
Freedom and Philosophic Responsibilities for Effective Leadership, January 2012
The New Learning Revisited, December 2011
The New Learning, January 2011
Practicing Principles of Non-Violence: Gandhi's Co-Workers, October 2010
Can We Agree on Anything? (Film & Discussion), January 2010
Faith and Reason in the American Founding Vision, July 2009
Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Social Vision of Radical Islam, June 2007
Principles of Global Citizenship, November 2003
American Transcendentalists, July 2002
Dorjee, Tsewang Jorney to Tibet, April 2005
El Omari, Racha The Cult of Knowledge in Islam, October 2009
Enteshari, Fariba Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Eskandari, Manou Building Bridges through International Education, September 10, 2011
Cultural Transformation in 19th Century Persia, November 2005
Fagan, Kevin Challenging Poverty in Latin America with Liberation Theology, October 2008
Freisen, Peter Freedom and Philosophic Responsibilities for Effective Leadership, January 2012
The Prospects and Impacts of Alternative Energy Technologies, January 2012
Gabriel, Leo Promoting Democracy and Social Justice around the World, March 2008
Galvin, Rachel Thirty-Six Facets of Glory: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites of J. S. Bach, September 2010
Glover, Roland Martin Luther King, Jr: Perspectives on Citizenship and Service, January 2002
Galtung, Johan Global Reach of the Arabl Spring, April 2012
Gradin, Kirk Architecture for the Poor, May 2011
Learning from the Light: The Vision of Architect, I.M. Pei (Film), June 2010
Architects of World Culture: Modernism or Traditionalism, June 2010
Symphonies in Stone, August 2009
Santa Barbara Architecture: Historic Precedent versus Sustainable Vision, September 2008
Dali and Gaudi: Mythic Space, February 2006
The Architecture of Tibet: Palace, Temple, Farmhouse, November 2004
Islamic Influences in Art and Architecture, December 2002
Grant, Philip Developing Deep Democracy, September 2007
Plato and Gandhi on Universal Welfare, January 2004
Greene, Phlilip The Possibilities of Socratic Education, February 2011
Hale, Helena Aspirations and Inspirations of Women Artists, Februar, 2005
Haupt, Andrea Building Bridges through International Education, September 10, 2011
Hutchinson, Carrie Building Bridges through International Education, September 10, 2011
Hayes, Tyrone  
Head, Ingrid Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar (Book Forum), June 2006
Immigrant Expressions of the American Dream, July 2005
The Values of Vegetarianism, September 2004
Herron, Jeannine The Quaker Vision of Universal Welfare, June 2004
Herron, Matt Photographing the Civil Rights Movement, April 2003
Hessen, Gayatri Chora Traditional Chinese Medicine, February 2008
Howard, Veena Gandhian Principles of Social Change, January 2009
Hiltner, Richard Renaissance Perspectives on Medicine, September 2005
Irlandini, Luigi Antonio Cosmicizing Sound, August 2004
Iyer, Nandini What is Universal in Shakespeare?, May 2010
Symbolism of the Quest in Myths, May 2009
Conversation on the Messages of the Dalai Lama, April 2009
Fearlessness on the Path of Nonviolence, January 2007
Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future, April 2007
Philosophical Development and Cultural Change in India, April 2005
Iyer, Pico Songs for a Brave New World, May 2010
Iyer, Raghavan  
Jacob, Mary What is True Wealth, January 2008
Jacobsen, Knut A. Religious Views of Sacred Places in India, June 2008
Johnson, Joyce Spiritual Expressions in Art, December 2009
Interpreting Baroque Art, February 2006
Art and Archeology in the Mediterranean, June 2002
Jurgensmeyer, Mark Global Reach of the Arabl Spring, April 2012
Kekua, Kehaulani Hawaiian Spirituality, Ecology and Dance, May 2008
Kelly, Frank K. (1914-2010)
Glorious Beings, April 2010
IWC papers by Frank K. Kelly

A Pioneer of Wonder: Remembering Frank K. Kelly
Titles of Seminars and Talks given at the Instittue:
"Glorious Beings" Creating World Culture, April 2010
Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future, April 2007
Creating a Republic of Conscience, July 2006
Kiffe, Gerry Internet Education: Perils and Possibilities, March 2011
Building Bridges: Gandhi's Path to Tolerance, January 2010
Thoreau's Discovery of the Sacred in Man and Nature, September 2009
The Muse in the Music: The Era of the Singer-Songwriter, September 2006
Kiffe, Robert Internet Education: Perils and Possibilities, March 2011
Kimball, Dan Journey to Sacred Sufi Sites, May 2005
Krieger, David Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future, April 2007
Kunzle, David Hogarth and the Old Masters, March 2012
Larson, Gerald James Philosophical Development and Cultural Change in India, April 2005
Principles of Global Citizenship, November 2003
Lawrie, Briana Creative Activism in a Global Community, November 2006
Restoring the Rights of Women in Afghanistan, November 2005
Levine, Suzanne Jill Explorations of a Humanist, Jorge Luis Borges, February 2004
Levey, Steven Discovering the Magical in Music, February 2003
Lewin, Gerry

The New Learning Revisited, December 2011
The Way of the Grizzly, November 2011
Dynamic Dimensions of Yellowstone, September 2009
Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Gandhi on Religion and Practical Brotherhood, October 2002

Lewin, Russ

The Way of the Grizzly, November 2011
The Voyage of the Sorcerer II: Global Ocean Sampling Expedition, April 2011
J. Craig Venter: Genomic Explorer, November 2010
Dynamic Dimensions of Yellowstone, September 2009
Santa Barbara Architecture: Historic Precedent versus Sustainable Vision, September 2008
Space Within Space: New Views of the Universe, January 2007
Dali and Gaudi: Mythic Space, February 2006
Sun Daggers, Sunquakes and Saturn: Renaissance Discoveries in Astronomy, January 2005
21st Century Science: String Theory, Genetics, Nanoscience and Supercomputing, June 2004
The Cosmic Dance: An Intergalactic Journey, January 2003
Srinivasa Ramanujan: Mathematical Genius, January 2002
Hubble Space Telescope: The Cosmic Eye, March 2002

MacArthur, Meher Tour of the Asia Pacific Museum, January 2008
From Paper to Porcelain: The Significance and Symbolism ofthe Materials in Asian Art, May 2006
Martin, Howard Activating the Global Heart, July 2011
Martin, Jeanne Music, Mythology and Transformation: Harmonies of the Spheres, October 2007
Masters, Ian Global Reach of the Arabl Spring, April 2012
McCagney, Nancy The Influence of Climate on Religions, March 2003
McCaslin, Dan Emerson, The Promise of America and Lincoln, The Last Best Hope of Earth, July 2003
McGinnis, Marc Environmentalism as Spiritual Practice, September 2006
Mendel, Heather In the Footsteps of Eve, June 2011
Miller, Joseph

On Civil Disobedience, February 2012
The New Learning Revisited, December 2011
Shop Class as Soul Craft, January 2011
Thirty-Six Facets of Glory: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites of J. S. Bach, September 2010
Bach and Friends, September 2010 (film)
Emerson on Circles, May 2009
The Science of Leonardo da Vinci, March 2009
Plato's Ladder of Love, April 2007
The Creative Process, January 2006
Walt Whitman: Radical Patriot: Live Performance at Victoria Hall, October 2005
Radical Patriotism: Universality in Walt Whitman: Live Performance at Faulkner Gallery, October 2004
Write Livelihood: Work Reflected in Poetry, Poetry in Work, September 2002

Miller, Kimberly Scientific Perspectives on the Fullness of the Seeming Void, November 2009
The Universe in a Single Atom, March 2006
21st Century Science: String Theory, Genetics, Nanoscience and Supercomputing, June 2004
Complexity from Simplicity: The Generation of Mathematical Design, August 2002
Moody, Julian Socrates in the Board Room, February 2007
Moore, Donna Courageous Women of Conscience, August 2007
Moore, Robert Learnng Through Shakespeare's King Lear, March 2011
The Ancient Way of Self Discovery, June 2009
Plato's Phaedrus, January 2009
Renaissance Perspectives on Medicine, September 2005
Plato and Gandhi on Universal Welfare, January 2004
July Film Series (Annual Event, 3-4 Saturadys in July)
Progressive Social Change: Challenges of Creating Matrices for Dissent and Social Transformation, May 2002
Muller, Robert
Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future, April 2007
Mwangi, Rose African Leadership: Vision and Challenges, March 2010
Nasri, Farzeen Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future, April 2007
Nkulu-N'Sengha, Mutombo Bumuntu Paradigm: Traditional African Humanism and its Contribution to World Peace, March 2005
Ncube, Patience African Leadership: Vision and Challenges, March 2010
Nolt, Christine Islamic Influences in Art and Architecture, December 2002
North, Richard Recovering the Spiritual Heritage of Indonesia, February 2009
Safeguarding Art Treasures in Cirebon, Indonesia, December 2008
Creating Culture with Puppets, December 2006
Symbolism and Mysticism in the Arts of Indonesia, April 2004
O'Donnell, Patrick Diversity of Practice in the Sufi Way, October 2009
Progressive Social Change: Challenges of Creating Matrices for Dissent and Social Transformation, May 2002
Ouwehand, Terre Peace Begins with the Self, February 2011
Peikert, Detlev Architecture for the Poor, May 2011
Pike, Jerry Mountains Beyond Mountains, November 2008
Polyzoides, Stefanos The Vision of Sustainable Urbanism and the Future of Santa Barbara, March 2008
Pope, Carl Transforming Environmental Policy: Private Conscience and Public Choice, October 2007
Pye, Lori Environmentalism as Spiritual Practice, September 2006
Riegg, Garrett Symbolism of the Quest in Myths, May 2009
Cosmology, Ancient and Modern, March 2002
Rivero, Elvia The Challenges of Cross-Cultural Education for Early Childhood Development, September 2011
Reynolds, Robert I. Exploring the Culture of Bhutan, April 2009
Naturopathic Psychiatry, March 2007
Illuminations: Reading of an original play by Robert Reynolds, May 2006
Rose, Arden Impressionism As a Philosophy of Life, August 2009
Ross, Harold Education in an Ashram, October 2011
Rozman, Deborah Activating the Global Heart, July 2011
Saa, William Challenges of Peacebuilding
Sachs, Wolfgang Global Inequality, Ecology and the Search for Justice, December 2008
Fair Wealth: Cultural Signposts for a Solar Economy, December 2008
Sahtouris, Elisabet Learning from Nature's Creativity in Crisis, March 2006
Saltzman, Judy

Macbeth: Forum and Live Performance, February 2010
Midsummer's Night's Dream: Forum and Live Performance, February 2009
Othello: Film Forum and Live Performance, February 2008
Porphyry's View of the Ascent of the Soul, December 2007

Shiva, Vandana Recreating the Commons in a Globalized World, April 2008
Peace, Justice and Sustainability, April 2008
Smith, Carola Building Bridges through International Education, September 10, 2011
Smith, Huston Conversation with Huston Smith, April 2007
Spaventa, Marilynn Building Bridges through International Education, September 10, 2011
Stetson, Lee John Muir's Winter Tales: Live Performance at Victoria Hall, December 2003
Stiles, Kathy Exploring the Culture of Bhutan, April 2009
Tepfer, James What is True Wealth, January 2008
The Religious and Political Philosophy of Tom Paine, October 2006
Plato and Gandhi on Universal Welfare, January 2004
Gandhi on Religion and Practical Brotherhood, October 2002
Thompson, Dennis The State of the Art of Green Building, October 2003
Tillotson, Cliff Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle: A Friendship of True Minds, July 2, 2011
Universality from the Perspective of Miguel de Unamuno, November 2010
The Ancient Way of Self Discovery, June 2009
Pele's Dance of Fire: A Geologic Exploration of the Hawaiian Islands, October 2005
Tillotson, Sandhya A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson, July 2010
Days of Wonder: India and Nepal 2008, August 2008
Tillotson, Renée Shakespeare's Cosmos, September 2003
Tshibingo, Milochka African Leadership: Vision and Challenges, March 2010
Tyagi, Shashi Hands-on Gandhian Retreat: A Brief Ashram Experience in Santa Barbara, January 2009
Weidemann, Jean Creative Activism in a Global Community, November 2006
von Weizsäcker, Ernst Creating Our Environmental Future: Using Imagination and Intelligence for Planetary Survival, November 2008
Vrajaprana, Pravrajika The Way of the Seeker, May 2009
Whittier, Jeffrey Art of the Flute
Wolpert, Adam The Art of Starting and Building a Sustainable Community, February 2007
Zimmerman, Phyllis The Creative Process, January 2006
Letting the Silence Sing, November 2002
  Zunes, Stephen Global Reach of the Arabl Spring, April 2012