The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research is an APS (Association for Social Promotion, Italian Non-Profit).
The Laszlo Institute offers Educational Programs, Publications, Consulting Services and Events/Retreats.
New Paradigm Research is a transdisciplinary inquiry into humanly and socially relevant ideas and conceptions emerging above all in the sciences, but also in social media and other areas of contemporary culture.
The purpose of the research is to articulate a coherent, meaningful view of the human being and his or her world, based on cutting-edge scientific research. The importance of this endeavor lies in providing an accurate and comprehensible picture of where we are today, and where we could be heading tomorrow.
New-paradigm research is to open fresh theoretical and practical perspectives for constructive and humanly and ecologically sound paths beyond the crises that threaten existence in the biosphere of the planet.

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Founder & President

Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo is the Director and Founder of The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. He received the Sorbonne’s Doctorat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines in 1970. He lectured at various U.S. Universities including Yale and Princeton. Following his work on modeling the future evolution of world order at Princeton, he was asked to produce a report for the Club of Rome, of which he was a member. In the late 70s and early 80s, László ran global projects at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research at the request of the Secretary-General.

The author, co-author or editor of 90 books that have appeared in a total of 23 languages, László has written several hundred papers and articles in scientific journals and popular magazines. He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the International Academy of Science, the World Academy of Art and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the International Medici Academy. He was elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2010. The recipient of various honors and awards, including Honorary Ph. D.s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary, László received the Goi Award, the Japan Peace Prize in 2002, the Assisi Mandir of Peace Prize in 2006, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. He is also the President and Co-Founder of the Club of Budapest.

His latest book is What Is Reality? The New Map of Cosmos and Consciousness (Select Books, NY, 2016).


The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research

Ervin Laszlo


Ervin Laszlo, Docteur d’Etat (Sorbonne) is Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Founder/Co-Director of the Ervin Laszlo Institute of Advanced Study (Denmark), Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 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 (2001), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), The Polyhistor Prize of the Enrivonmental Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2015) and holds Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary.

Author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages and about four hundred research papers and articles, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.

Giacomo Brucciani


Giacomo Brucciani is a Professional Counselor specialized in transactional analysis. He works as a trainer and consultant for companies, organizations and groups. In this area Giacomo deals with organizational behavior, communication and leadership. At the same time, he provides training for parents and teachers.

He graduated in Philosophy at the University of Pisa in 2002 and obtained a PhD degree in History in 2007 at the same university. From 2001 to 2006 Giacomo worked as a Researcher at the Center for National Research (Italy), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) as part of an inter-university collaboration project organized by the anthropology and folklore departments.

From 2005 to 2006 he was part of the European network CLIOHRES.NET as Doctoral Student in Pisa, Italy. Between 2007 and 2008 Giacomo was a postdoctoral fellow at INSMLI – Higher School of Contemporary History in  Milan, Italy. Between 2006 and 2013 he taught History of Eastern Europe and History of the Slavic people with specific assignments at the universities of Pisa, Perugia, Rome La Sapienza.

From 2011 to 2017 he coordinated the projects at the Mario Tobino Foundation in Lucca, Italy and carried out researches regarding mental health, psychiatric assistance and the training of high school and university students on history of madness as well as on the recovery of mental hospital memory.

His study approach is trans-disciplinary and his research fields and publications concern history and philosophy, the theory of complexity and the theory of systems applied to human societies.

Giacomo’s publications:

Alexander Laszlo


Associate Professor of organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, faculty director for research and outreach of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, visiting professor at the Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, distinguished visiting scholar at Benedictine University, and managing partner of Sustainable Value Partners, a sustainability strategy consulting firm.

Chris Laszlo was selected a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America.

He is the author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business, Embedded Sustainability: the Next Big Competitive Advantage, Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leading Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good and The Sustainable Company. He is also co-author of Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business.

Shamik Desai

Executive Director

Shamik Desai grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He studied economics at Stanford University (with a term at the University of Oxford). 

He then worked as a banker at various institutions—Morgan Stanley in New York, Cisco Systems in the Silicon Valley, and the World Bank in Washington, DC—which gave him a window into the distortions in the prevailing worldview.

Following this, he pursued a master’s degree in international public policy (with a focus on political philosophy) at Johns Hopkins University and spent some years writing a satirical-philosophical novel.  His book inspired a social giving app, which encouraged and measured people’s giving attitudes.

He lives between California and Italy.

Prof. Julene Siddique

Head of Programs & Partnerships

Julene’s health related research stems from Medical Anthropology and Social aspects of medicine, in particular Harvard’s Bio-Social case based framework.

She has also worked extensively with information field medicine with the TimeWaver Information Field Devices.

She is the inventor of the Tonal-Spatial Musical System™ and the Rhythmic-Temporal Musical System™ and is investigating the applications of these for PNEI (pscyho-neuro-endocrine-immunology) as well as information field medicine and new paradigm bio-social frameworks.

Julene is working on the new paradigm of social sciences marrying social sciences and systems sciences. Her first socio-systemic frameworks are for high impact innovations and prototyping methods for social transformation

Alexander Laszlo

Head of Research

Alexander Laszlo Ph.D. former President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Director of the Doctoral Program in Technology Innovation and Management at ITBA, Argentina.

He is President of Syntony Leadership, and former Director of the Doctoral Program in Management at the Graduate School of Business Administration & Leadership (EGADE-ITESM).

He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics and the European University Institute, and was named Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI).

He serves on the Editorial Board of several peer reviewed research journals and is the recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award.

Dr. Pier Mario Biava

Advisory Board Member

Pier Mario Biava graduated in Medicine at the University of Pavia in 1969, specialized in Occupational Medicine at the University of Padova in 1972 and in Hygiene at the University of Trieste in 1977. He worked at the Institute of Occupational Medicine of University of Trieste, where he taught “Industrial Toxicology”, “Industrial Technology” and “Epidemiology of Occupational Diseases”. He has been studying environmental carcinogens since 1974. He has performed many epidemiological researches particularly about the relationship between asbestos ad cancer. He has been studying the relationships between stem cell differentiation and cancer since 1982 and he has isolated the stem cell differentiation stage factors able to delay tumor growth, to prevent aging and neurodegeneration and very effective also in the treatment of psoriasis. Head of Occupational Medicine at the Hospital of Sesto S.G. (Milano) and Professor at the Post-Graduate School of Occupational Medicine of University of Trieste from 1984 until 2003, he works now at the Scientific Institute of Research and HealthCare (IRCSC) Multimedica of Milano.

He is author of more than hundred scientific publications and of some books: “L’Aggressione Nascosta. Limiti Sanitari di Esposizione ai Rischi” published by Feltrinelli 1982,  “Complexity and Biology” published by B. Mondadori 2002, “Il Cancro e la Ricerca del Senso Perduto” edited by Springer 2008, (this last book was published also in USA by North Atlantic Books 2009 (“Cancer and the Search for Lost Meaning“), and by Verlag Via Nova in Germany 2011) and “Il Senso Ritrovato” (with Ervin Laszlo) published by Springer in 2012. With Ervin Laszlo and Diego Frigoli ” he published the also the book: Dal Segno al Simbolo. Il Manifesto del Nuovo Paradigma in Medicina, edited by Persiani in 2014 and with Laszlo the book “Information Medicine” edited by Healing Arts Press Rochester 2018, and finally the book “Guarire” edited by Enea, Italy in 2019.

Fabio Burigana

Advisory Board Member

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Riccardo Illy

Advisory Board Member

Riccardo Illy is the Chairman of Polo del Gusto, the newco founded in June 2019, where the subsidiary companies of Gruppo Illy, the Holding company of the Illy family, were conferred. It owns premium food companies: Domori (chocolate), Mastrojanni (wine farm in Montalcino), Dammann Frères (French tea brand), partially Agrimontana (super-premium preserved fruit, such as marron glacés and jams) and Fgel-Bonetti (coffee and ice-cream shops).

From 2014 to June 2019 he held the role of Chairman of Gruppo Illy. He joined illycaffè, the family owned company, in 1977. A few years later he became Sales Director. In 1992 he was appointed CEO and later Vice-President. Mr. Illy was member of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens of the EU from 2008 to 2010.

From 2004 to 2008 he served as President of the Assembly of European Regions and from 2003 to 2008 as President of the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

In 2001 he was elected MP in the Italian Parliament and before that he held the position of Major of Trieste city (1993-2001).

Mr. Illy was appointed “Grande Ufficiale” by the President of the Italian Republic and awarded the “Golden Honorary Title” by the President of the Austrian Republic.

He has the degree Honoris Causa in Political Sciences and lectured at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Trieste University. He is member of the IEDC – Bled School of Management Supervisory Board.

Since 2018 he has been leading a course on Disruptive Quality.

Mr. Illy is also a journalist and author of different books.

He was born in 1955, is married and has a daughter.

Mirela Sula

Advisory Board Member

Mirela Sula is the CEO and Founder of Global Woman Magazine and Global Woman Club. Mirela has worked in media and education for the last 20 years and has a speaking experience from all around the world. Her background is in psychology and counseling, journalism, teaching, coaching, women’s rights, and media training. Mirela is also the organiser of the Global Woman Summit and Global Woman Awards. She has appeared on London Live TV, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Sky TV and has also been featured in the ‘Evening Standard’ and ‘The Guardian’ and her last self-help book ‘Don’t Let Your Mind Go’ was a best seller and also published in America and Turkey.

It was in 2014 Mirela created Migrant Woman Talks, a platform for women to share their stories and experiences of life in a new country. By the end of 2019 Mirela had created more than 25 Global Woman Clubs for women all over the world and she has helped hundreds of women to unlock their potential, set up their goals and achieve their dreams.

Mirela has received many awards for her work, including the ‘Inspirational Award for Women 2015’ for Human Rights, the ‘Best Up-And-Coming Inspirational Influencer’ Award from The Best You, in 2017 and the Universum Donna Award 2017 from the Universum Academy of Switzerland. Mirela is passionate about empowering women worldwide and always stands up for inclusion, diversity, gender balance and supporting the next generation. Her mission is to create a global movement to improve the future for women, by economically empowering each woman.

Emanuel Kuntzelman

Advisory Board Member

Emanuel Kuntzelman is a social entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and environmentalist. He founded the Chicago-based non-profit Greenheart International in 1985 and served as its President/CFO until 2019, and continues as Chief Advisor to the organization. He is also the co-founder of Fundación por el Futuro in Madrid, Spain, and has served as its president since its inception in 1995. Through his work at Greenheart, the Fundación por el Futuro, Center for Cultural Interchange Spain, Carthage International College and other endeavors, his professional career has primarily focused on developing international exchange programs with an emphasis on promoting cultural understanding, personal development, and
social action in pursuit of a world that is environmentally sustainable and peacefully cooperative.

He is a founding co-creator of the Global Purpose Movement, which has recently merged with Unity Earth in order to co-produce the “Purpose Earth” event in New York on Sept. 19, 2020. This gathering will serve to anchor International Peace Weekend programs at the end of a “Caravan of Unity” across the United States and also to launch a fund to promote social activism. He is also the founder of the Ibiza Spirit Festival and has been a supporter of the Casita Verde environmental center and Greenheart Music on the island of Ibiza, Spain.

Over the last 35 years Emanuel has lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has organized numerous retreats and conferences, including three Purpose Summits in San Francisco and Berlin.
He currently serves on the boards of Greenheart, Integral Transformative Practice International, the Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research, and Unity Earth, and is a member of the
Evolutionary Leaders Circle. He is a contributor to the recent book Intelligence of the Cosmos and is co-editor of the publications Purpose Rising and Purpose to the People: a guide to radical