ERVIN LASZLO, Doctorat d’Etat Sorbonne (1970) is Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (Italy), Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), the Ethics Prize of Milano (2014) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. Laszlo has Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary and is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages.
Philosopher, scientist, humanist, dedicated to the global transformation we need for a sustainable and flourishing life on the planet, and to gaining a better understanding of who we are: beings, it appears, with a mortal body and an immortal consciousness.
Main points of my talk:
- We are at a critical juncture in the history of humankind: we either break through to a more sustainable and humane civilization, or break down and risk conflict and violence leading to human extinction – and even to the extinction of all higher forms of life on the planet.
- The transformation we need is from the typically masculine world of “everyone out for himself, because it’s a jungle out there and only the strongest and most resourceful survives” to dedication to creating a true community of all living beings, guided and promoted by the living species that has the currently most evolved form of consciousness: the homo (hopefully truly) sapiens.
- Among humans, the one half of the species that is the most qualified and, it appears even predisposed, to lead this transformation is the feminine half: women of all ages in all cultures. Every woman on the planet needs now to become a global woman: an inspiring global leader of the transformation from hunters to communicators, and from self-concerned individualists to true member of a community, where every human can “commune” with every other, and with nature.
- The positive future of humankind is a global-woman led future, where women everywhere are putting to work their natural disposition to care, to communicate, and to create family—not just a local, but a global family. Women can do it, and this Summit can and must be a clarion call to every woman to recognize her real endowments and potentials and wake up—and DO IT.