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Dr. Samer Bagaeen has a long-established track record in academia, international consultancy and community activism. He worked in England, Scotland, the Middle East and Latin America before joining the University of Brighton in 2008 to lead its Planning School. In 2011, he was elected to serve on the Policy Council of the Town and Country Planning Association for the period 2011-2014 and the General Assembly of the Royal Town Planning Institute for the period 2012-2013. He is named as a Biographee in both the 2012 and 2011 Editions of Marquis Who’s Who in the World (29th and 28th Editions) for ‘outstanding achievement and contribution to the betterment of contemporary society’. He is a self-styled ‘socially responsible planner’ and Visiting Professor of Planning in Peru. He was educated at the Bartlett, University College London, between 1989 and 1993 and again between 1999 and 2003 during the reign of Peter Cook. www.samerbagaeen.net.

Brian Cariss is a Senior Lecturer and has taught Business Strategy, Accounts, IT Systems and Professional Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has completed an MBA in his late forties which was a reflection of his over thirty years of senior managerial experience in a variety of organisations on the South Coast of England ranging from charity to business start up to multinational company. Directly following on from his project looking at why all organisations were similar in that they were all made up of warm human people within substantially cold and remote organisation he is carrying out PhD research. This research will consider the benefits to organisations generally of an understanding of Complexity Science. In particular he has an interest in the phenomenon of Work Place Bullying which he considers is prevalent because of the hard normal organisation model used. He has Chartered status in several professional bodies. They are Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Marketer, Chartered Mathematician and Member of the Chartered Management Institute. As a fully qualified non reductionist Brian Cariss is totally supportive of the thesis Nicholas Maxwell and many others put forward which is that we need to revere and seek Wisdom in academia and hence in all of our organisations and society.

Rafe Champion, based on Sydney, trained in Agricultural Science and self-taught in other discipines including philosophy, politics and economics. Exploring the benefits of free trade, the rule of law and a moral framework including honesty, compassion and civility. Web site http://www.the-rathouse.com The Revivalist series on the site is dedicated to important (and in most cases, wise) people who are at risk of being forgotten.

Wendy Ellyatt is a writer, researcher and innovator who has a particular interest in the dynamics of natural systems and how they are: 1) immensely important for our understanding of sustainable living 2) strongly reflective of ancient and indigenous worldviews 3) highly relevant to human learning processes. and 4) directly connected to our health and wellbeing. She has been involved with a number of projects worldwide - all of which have explored the nature of human creativity and potential. She has a Masters (Distinction) in Education, sits on the editorial board of the International Montessori Journal and has worked as a consultant, researcher and feature writer in Integral Education. She was co-founder of the Ouroboros Research and Education Trust ( a founding partner of The World Wisdom Alliance) and the editor of Sophos Magazine. In 2008 she joined as a collaborator in the development of the two new theories Inclusionality' and 'Transfigural Mathematics' www.transfig-maths.de. She is a core member of the UK OpenEYE Education Campaign and is currently working on two new initiatives - Sophos and The Unique Child Project www.uniquechildproject.com. She is also overseeing the development of a rapidly growing local community project in her home town.

Mathew Iredale is based in London and writes the regular Sci Phi column for The Philosophers' Magazine. Initially planning a career in science (BSc in Human Sciences, UCL) he switched to philosophy for his MSc and PhD (Department of History, Philosophy & Communication of Science, now the Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL). His current interests include how scientific research can help to solve philosophical problems, the misrepresentation of science by the media and political organisations, free will and consciousness. Website: www.mathewiredale.info

Michael Krausz is the Milton C. Nahm Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College (U.S.A.). He is the author and editor of numerous works related to (amongst other things) Theory of interpretation and Aims of Inquiry. Krausz is also an exhibiting artist and an orchestral conductor.

Professor Bruce Lloyd spent over 20 years in industry and finance before joining the academic world a decade ago to help establish the Management Centre at what is now London South Bank University. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a MSc (Economics) / MBA from the London Business School. He obtained his PhD (by published work) in 1996 for his work on 'The Future of Offices and office Work: Implications for Organisational Strategy'. Over the past twenty years he has been involved on the Executive of the Strategic Planning Society and as a Council Member of the (now) Chartered Management Institute. He was a member of the latter's Advisory Board for a research project on 'Leadership: A Challenge for All' and was involved in a development of that project which was specifically concerned with leadership issues in the public sector. Since the late 1960's he has written extensively on a wide range of strategy related issues, including an article 'Leadership and Power: Where Responsibility Makes the Difference', in 'Coaching for Leadership: How the World's Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn', Edited by Marshall Goldsmith, Laurence Lyons and Alyssa Freas, Jossey-Bass (2000)) and more recently he has been exploring the relationship between Leadership, Wisdom and Knowledge Management, which has resulted in several articles on that theme. He has also undertaken over 30 interviews with leading thinkers on leadership published in 'Leadership and Organizational Development Journal', as well other interviews for the 'Tomorrow Project Bulletin'. He was also the UK co-ordinator for ACUNU 'The Millennium Project' 1999-2005. Email: brucelloydg@aol.com

Copthorne Macdonald is a writer, independent scholar, and former communication systems engineer. His interests include the nature of reality (including consciousness and mind), the development of wisdom, the global problematique, and the challenge of creating a sustainable future. He has written three books and several essays that deal with these issues, and he tends The Wisdom Page, a popular compilation of wisdom-related resources. See http://www.cop.com.

Nicholas Maxwell has devoted much of his working life to arguing that we need to bring about a revolution in academia so that it promotes wisdom and does not just acquire knowledge. He has published six books and many articles on this theme: see www.nick-maxwell.demon.co.uk For nearly thirty years he taught philosophy of science at University College London, and is now Emeritus Reader and Honorary Senior Research Fellow there.

Giridhari Lal Pandit, born and educated in Kashmir, is Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delhi South Campus since 1988. Since 1985 Pandit has been regularly visiting leading Universities in Germany. Pandit teaches and works in the fields of methodology of science, epistemology, analytic philosophy, ethics in public domain, and philosophy of ecology. He has been a Visiting Professor at several Universities/Institutes including University of Poitiers, France, Maison des Science de L´home de Paris and Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok. Pandit was a permanent member of Faculty of Philosophy at Visva-Bharati (founded by Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore), Santiniketan, West Bengal, during 1971-1974. He taught at Delhi University as Lecturer during 1969-1971 and 1974-1979 and as Reader in Philosophy of Science and Methodology during1980-1987. In June 2005, he has been re-nominated as Member of "Institutional Human Ethics Committee for Human Subjects" at the Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (Formerly Centre for Biochemical Technology), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research under Govt. of India, Delhi University Campus, Mall Road, Near Jubilee Hall, Delhi – 110007, India. Pandit has authored two volumes in the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 73 and Vol. 131, entitled respectively: The Structure and Growth of Scientific Knowledge: A Study in the Methodology of Epistemic Appraisal (Springer Verlag/D. Reidel: Dordrecht/Boston/London 1982), Methodological Variance: Essays in Epistemological Ontology and the Methodology of Science (Springer Verlag/Kluwer: Dordrecht/Boston/London 1991). In German, he has published a book entitled Von der Oekologie des Bewusstseins zum Umweltrealismus: Die Wiederentdeckung menschlicher und nicht-enschlicher Interessenssphaeren (Picus Verlag: Wien 1995). In addition he has published numerous essays and articles in philosophy of science and philosophy of ecology from Europe/USA/India. Besides focusing on philosophy of ecology, human interests-studies, and ethics in public domain/ biomedical research, Pandit´s current research in the field of philosophy of science builds on the work already done and aims at developing a methodological model of theory-development and theory-unification in physics.

Dr Alan Rayner is a biological scientist, artist and ecological thinker, who has been a Reader in Biology at the University of Bath, UK since 1985. He questions rationalistic perceptions of natural organisation and is working towards developing new ways of reasoning about environmental and social relationships based on 'inclusionality' - the inclusion of space in our fluid dynamic accounting for evolutionary form. See http://people.bath.ac.uk/bssadmr

Dr. Karl Rogers: Editor of the Friends of Wisdom newsletter. Research Fellow in Science Studies at the University of Bath, UK., and a Lecturer in Critical Discourse Analysis at the Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Has written three philosophical books on science, entitled On The Metaphysics of Experimental Physics (Palgrave Macmillian, 2005), Modern Science and the Capriciousness of Nature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and, Participatory Democracy, Science and Technology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Please email: karlrogers2001@yahoo.co.uk

Dr. Harvey Sarles, Anthropologist-Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparatve Lit. at U. Minnesota. Interests: nature of the human, how it has been thought about, how to deepen/expand knowledge of our being. A philosophical Pragmatist, he has written about Language and Human Nature, Teaching as a Dialogue, the current Crisis in Meaning, and how to move toward wisdom (Next Places) in our lives.

Dr. Yunus Yasin is a chemical engineer by training who currently works for a government institution in the Agriculture sector. His main contention is the nature of modern education/programming systems which feeds into the current economic model.

And over 100 others.