Jason W. Brown, is a neurologist and writer of works in neuropsychology and philosophy of mind. He has been a reviewer and recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Institutes of Health and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is or has been on the editorial boards of leading journals in his field. He has written 11 books, edited 4 others, and about 200 articles.
John B. Cobb, Jr. is emeritus professor of theology and philosophy at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate School. With Lewis Ford he established the journal, Process Studies; with David Griffin he founded the Center for Process Studies; and with Herman Greene, he organized the International Process Network. His writings include (with Charles Birch) The Liberation of Life, (with David Griffin) Process Theology, an Introductory Exposition, and (with Herman Daly) For the Common Good. In June 2015, he organized the Tenth International Whitehead Conference on “Seizing an Alternative,” and subsequently, (with Ignacio Castuera), he edited For Our Common Home. He has been chair of the Institute for the Postmodern Development of China, which has led to the establishment of about thirty Centers for Process Studies there.
Manuel Carmo Ferreira is Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon, President of the Scientific Society of the Portuguese Catholic University and member of Lisbon Academy of Sciences. He has published extensively on Ethics, and on Kant and German Idealism. He has greatly promoted the advance of Portuguese process studies.
David C. Korten is is an American author, political activist, prominent critic of corporate globalization, former professor of the Harvard Business School, a co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, co-chair of the New Economy Working Group, founder and president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, a founding board member emeritus of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, and a former Associate of the International Forum on Globalization. He is author of such influential works as When Corporations Rule the World, and Change the Story, Change the Future.
Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author, filmmaker, and founder and director of Local Futures. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, she has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is the producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, and is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, described as “an inspirational classic”. She has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared in broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Guardian. She was honored with the Right Livelihood Award (or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’) for her groundbreaking work in Ladakh, and received the 2012 Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.”
Yutaka Tanaka is Professor of Philosophy at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. He is the President of the Japan Society for Process Studies, the President of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies and the organizer of the 8th International Whitehead Conference held in Japan, in 2011. He is the author of 4 books written in Japanese and of numerous articles in English.
Michel Weber is the Director of the Centre for Philosophical Practice (Brussels) and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Educational Foundations of the University of Saskatchewan. His current research program mainly deals with political philosophy and the philosophy of psychiatry. Dr. Weber is the author of nine monographs (e.g., Whitehead’s Pancreativism: The Basics, 2006) and the (co) editor of thirty books (e.g., Handbook of Whiteheadian Process Thought, 2008).