A Contemplative Response
to the Crisis of Change
Charles Taylor CC GOQ FBA FRSC is
a Canadian philosopher from Montreal and professor emeritus at McGill University, known for his contributions to political philosophy, the philosophy of social science, history of philosophy and intellectual history which have earned him the prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Templeton Prize, the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy, and the John W. Kluge Prize.
Dr Barry White is Consultant Haematologist at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and National Haemophilia Director who was the first National Director of Clinical Care for the Irish Health Executive. He is CEO of a new healthcare system that will integrate contemplative insights with clinical care.
Herman Van Rompuy
Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian and EU politician, who formerly served as Prime Minister of Belgium and then as the first President of the European Council.
Robert A. Johnson is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, a Senior Fellow and Director of the "Project on Global Finance" at the Roosevelt Institute.
He is a catholic priest and director of the World Community for Christian Meditation and its Oblate Community.
Sean Hagan is the General Counsel of the International Monetary Fund and Fellow of Kings College, London.
Sr Teresa Forcades is a contemplative Benedictine nun of Montserrat and an active political and social commentator in Catalonia; she is also a medical doctor and a theologian.
Marco Schorlemmer is a senior scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and has been co-coordinator of the Science Group in the ‘National Plan for Values’ initiative of the Catalan government.