The next 30 years of our lives will be radically different in terms of technology, our environments and our social systems. It is the greatest opportunity we have ever been afforded as a species to reinvent all of society for the better. Haitian American writer Fabrice Guerrier speaks on the future of humanity and interviews some of the world’s most influential thought leaders, innovators and the creative minds of our generation to offer insights on creating a better future.
#27 Dr. Vali Nasr: The Future of The Middle East And The Islamic World
Vali Nasr is an Iranian-American academic and author, specializing in the Middle East and the Islamic world. He is the Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He served as the eighth Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS between 2012 and 2019 and served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke between 2009 and 2011. He is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is described by The Economist as "a leading world authority on Shia Islam"
Nasr is the author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat; Forces of Fortune: The Rise of a New Middle Class and How it Will Change Our World; The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future; Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty; Islamic Leviathan, Islam and the Making of State Power; Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism; and Vanguard of Islamic Revolution: Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan; and numerous articles in scholarly journals.
He has advised senior American policymakers, world leaders, and businesses, including the President, Secretary of State, senior members of the Congress, and presidential campaigns. He has written for New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among others.
He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, the International Board of Advisors at the American University of Beirut, and the Board of Advisors of Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He has been the recipient of grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, and was named a 2006 Carnegie Scholar.
He received his BA from Tufts University in International Relations summa cum laude and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He earned his master's from the Fletcher School of Law in and Diplomacy in international economics and Middle East studies in 1984, and his PhD from MIT in political science in 1991.
# 26 Thinking About The Future — Part 1: The Role Of Imagination In Society
Part 1 of The ‘Thinking About The Future’ series brings together co-hosts— Jodie Geddes, Daniel Friesen and Martin Roeck— three respected leaders from Fabrice’s community for lively discussions on The Role of Imagination In Society. Each co-hosts bring a diverse background in education, tech, activism, linguistics, gaming, restorative justice and intergovernmental experiences, resulting in an enthralling exploration of forward-looking perspectives and the shifting dynamics of our societies.
About Jodie: https://jodiegeddes.com/about/
About Martin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-roeck-88075285/
#25 Dr. Judith Goldstein & Caroline James: A Conversation On Power, History & Creating Possible Futures
Dr. Judith S. Goldstein received a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1962 with a concentration on European and American history. As a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at Columbia University, she received a Masters degree in European history and wrote her thesis on the “Mouvement Republicain Populaire and the Franco Vietnamese War, 1946-1954.” In 1972, Judith completed her doctoral studies at Columbia University after writing her dissertation on “The Politics of Ethnic Pressure: The American Jewish Committee Fight Against Immigration Restriction: 1906-1917.” This book was republished by Routledge in 2020 and was the beginning of a sustained concentration on immigration and diversity in America and Europe. She worked at Columbia University for 10 years focused on an oral history project on Ethnic Groups and American Foreign Policy. In the late 1980s, she started a book about the integration of Jewish immigrants in Maine. In 1992, William Morrow published Crossing Lines: Histories of Jews and Gentiles in Three Communities. In 2006, Rutgers University Press published Inventing Great Neck: Jewish Identity and American Dreams.
Judith worked as the Executive Director of Thanks To Scandinavia, started by the Danish pianist Victor Borge to acknowledge Scandinavians who resisted Nazism and protected Jews during the Second World War. In 1997, Judith founded Humanity in Action and has served as its Executive Director ever since. Programs have included fellowships and internships in Europe and the United States, annual publications, photography exhibitions, films, and conferences. Over 26 years the organization has engaged over 2,750 college and university students in its programs and raised over $31 million. Judith serves on the Board of the The Frances Perkins Foundation and the Somes Pond Center, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She sustains an abiding interest in conservation and landscape design and history, especially as it relates to Maine and Mt. Desert Island
Caroline James is the founder of WE The Sojourners, which offers multi-media content about human rights, social justice, and decolonization. Drawing on research and various creative methods, Caroline explores how issues of social justice and human rights shape our everyday lives. Her expertise is grounded in improving education at the institutional and systemic levels, especially concerning issues of inequality. Under “Resetting the Table,” a leading organization in the political bridge-building field, Caroline is formally trained to facilitate discussions of political and social issues.
In 2014, for her unique take on educating for social justice and activism within the classroom, she was named a national winner of the" Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award." In 2021, She became one of 16 feminists globally recognized by The National Association of Women's Studies. Additionally, in 2021 as a Senior “Humanity in Action Fellow,” she was also named an HIA Racial Equity Grant Awardee. Although primarily versed in the North American context, through several fellowships, Caroline has studied inequality in India, Nepal, France, and Poland. An internationally recognized “Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge" fellow, Caroline holds a Master’s in Education Philosophy from the University of Cambridge (England).
#24 Alicia Garza: How do we preserve, protect and promote dignity at all cost?
Alicia believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve -- to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An author, political strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is a co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia has become a powerful voice in the media and frequently contributes thoughtful opinion pieces and expert commentary on politics, race and more to outlets such as MSNBC and The New York Times. She has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being on the cover of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World issue and being named to Bloomberg's 50 and Politico's 50 lists. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (One World Penguin Random House), and she warns you: hashtags don’t start movements, people do.
Instagram: @ChasingGarza |Twitter: @AliciaGarza | Facebook: Chasing Garza
#23 Friedrich Nietzsche And The Will Of Future
Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the greatest minds that ever lived. In this latest Episode 23 of The Fabrice Guerrier Show, your host Fabrice explores some of his main ideas as it relates to the future of humanity from: Eternal occurrence & Amor Fati, Will to Power, His novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra Book, The Apollonian and the Dionysian struggle and more.
#22 Eastern Asian Philosophy, Bruce Lee, Gong Fu, The Toa, Zen and The Future (Eastern Futures Part II)
In this part two of Eastern Futures on The Fabrice Guerrier Show, we explore the complexity of eastern asian philosophy as a unique framework that can help us understand and shape our future. The host Fabrice speaks on the thoughts of Bruce Lee and explores a myriad of ideas from Gong Fu, The Toa, Zen, Ying and Ying, Satori, Buddhism and more.
Fabrice is a deep-thinker and an old soul. Definitely worth a listen!