How can our educational system evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century? How will we educate people to be compassionate, competent, ethical, and engaged citizens in an increasingly complex and interconnected world? The urgent challenges of a globalized and interdependent world demand a new vision of world citizenship that is not confined to national boundaries, but encompasses moral and ethical responsibilities to all humanity.

LOCATION: Washington, DC


Adam Engle, JD, MBA

Mind & Life Institute

Richard J. Davidson, PhD

William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founder and Chief Visionary for Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc.

Nancy Eisenberg, PhD

Arizona State University

Mark Greenberg, PhD

Pennsylvania State University

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Planning Committee Member, Reviewer

Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD

Upaya Institute and Zen Center

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Founding Steward

Thupten Jinpa, PhD

Compassion Institute

Board Chair

Anne Klein, PhD

Rice University

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee

Matthieu Ricard, PhD


Convening Faculty, Fellow