Talks that inform & inspire

I love speaking about my passions: worldviews, the environment, changes in contemporary culture, transformation, leadership, and the possibilities that open up when we tap into human potential, among others. I love sharing my ideas and research findings with groups, as well as opening up a space of exploring together. While I attempt to engage in a personal and heart-felt way, I also enjoy presenting solidly argued and scientifically supported perspectives, based on my background in academic research. Or, in other words, I try to connect head with heart, hoping to not just inform people, but also inspire them.

I have spoken on numerous national and international conferences and symposia, and have also taught multiple courses at the university-level.

Here is a selection of titles and occasions of some of these talks:

  • Duurzaamheid in perspectief: de psychologie van wereldbeelden. Impact Academy, the Netherlands, 2016.

  • The science of the emerging, integrative worldview and its potentials for global change. Science and Non-Duality Conference, San Jose, USA, 2016.

  • Worldviews and their potential for bridging technological and social innovation for a bio-based economy. Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship Workshop, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 2016.

  • Climate change and the clash of worldviews. How integral can help us move forward in a polarized debate. Integral Theory Conference, Sonoma State University, USA, 2015.

  • Leadership in the 21st century. Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2015.
  • The many faces of globalization: Worldviews and the transformation to sustainable societies. The Hague University, the Netherlands, 2015, 2014, 2013.

  • Why we disagree about climate change: A clash of worldviews? American Academy on Religion, San Diego, USA, 2014.
  • The integrative worldview and its potential for contemporary planetary challenges. Integral Europe Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2014.
  • Motivations for nature conservation in the light of changing worldviews in society. Symposium Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, 2014.
  • Worldviews, sustainable development, and the bio-economy: Understanding a polarized societal debate. UC Berkeley, USA, 2013.
  • An integral perspective on the (un)sustainability of the bio-economy. Integral Theory Conference, Pleasant Hill, USA, 2013.

  • Worldview-awareness as a tool for transformation. Transformation in a changing climate conference, Oslo, Norway, 2013.
  • Reflexive communicative action for climate solutions. Climate, culture, and politics conference, Boulder, USA, 2012.

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