RESEARCH AREAS

Medicine

Health & Medicine

Canvassing new concepts of health and disease as they appear in the work of health-professionals in both clinical and theoretical fields. Concentrating on avant-garde circles in the West, but paying due attention to parallel developments in the East, as well as in indigenous cultures.

Education

Education

Reviewing new trends and conceptions that promote open multicultural and multidisciplinary learning rather than the traditional teaching of traditional materials. The areas to review include curriculum-development and the practical application of emerging conceptions in beyond-the-school real-world settings.

Business

Systemic Impact & Leadership

Researching the applicability and utility of the heuristic and worldview conceptions of the systems sciences in order to find and develop models, prototypes and practical tools for ethical and sustainable practices and conceptions in business, politics, the new cultures, and society at large.

Research Projects

NEW PARADIGM EDUCATION

Understanding education as a vehicle for societal transformation

The Paradigm Shift in Education

Preparing students with the skills of the future
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NEW PARADIGM HEALTH

The Laszlo Institute is involved in a multi-stakeholder global health project to shift the paradigm of healthcare

A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare

To identify key weaknesses and complementarities in the models of Medicine existing in the world
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HEALTH & MEDICINE BOARD

Dr. Pier Mario Biava

Lead Scientist

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.

Riccardo Illy

Advisor & Advocate

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.

Dr. Carlo Ventura

Scientist

Prof. Carlo Ventura, is MD, Cardiologist, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He was Researcher at the “Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science”, N.I.A./N.I.H., Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. from 1988 to 1992, and then for repeated periods until 1994.

He is Full Professor of Molecular Biology at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna, Italy, and Chief of the National Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering of the National Institute of Biostructures and Biosystems (NIBB – INBB) – ELDOR LAB, at the Innovation Accelerators of CNR (National Research Council), in Bologna.

Carlo Ventura is member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and of the Cell Transplant Society. He discovered nuclear endorphin receptors and small peptide signaling responsible for cardiogenesis in mouse embryonic stem cells, paving the way to the new field of “intracrine” regulation of cell biology.

He developed new molecules harboring differentiating and paracrine logics for cardiovascular regeneration. He found that “extremely-low frequency” and asymmetrically-conveyed radioelectric fields were able to enhance stem cell expression of pluripotency, and afford a direct reprogramming of human skin fibroblasts towards myocardial, neuronal and skeletal muscle lineages.

He has also discovered that cells are sensitive to acoustic vibrations and patented the cell ability to express “vibrational” signatures of their health and differentiating potential. These findings opened a new perspective based upon the use of
physical energy in stem cell science.

He published more than 150 full papers in the top journals of cellular and molecular biology.

Dr. Nitamo Montecucco

PNEI

Dr. Nitamo Federico Montecucco (MD. PhD.) is the Director of the Institute of Neuropsychosomatics. He is a researcher in neuroscience and psychosomatic therapy.

Since 1999 he is Professor of psychosomatics for the Masters in Complementary Medicines of the faculty of medicine at the University of Milan, collaborating Center of Complementary Medicine of WHO (World Health Organization).

Nitamo is also Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome and visiting professor of neuropsicosomatic at the University of Pavia, University of Novara, University of Chieti, University of Arezzo, University of Verona, University of Cagliari and the University of Sassari.

Since 1994, following the directives of UN Agenda 2030, and WHO, he has applied his “Psychosomatic Mindfulness Protocol” (PMP) and “Gaia Project” to global health and consciousness education on a national scale, reaching to over 36.000 persons throughout Italy. The Gaia Project has been accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, funded by University and Research, and by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, and sustained by the UNESCO Club of Lucca.

He leads experiments on brain coherence, as a measure of psychosomatic integrity, studying normal peoples versus sick people (stressed, depressed, anxious, etc.) and meditators.

He publishes books and articles on Italian and English scientific magazine and broadcasts on BBC, Swiss and Italian television networks.

Dr. Fabio Burigana

Scientific Advisor & Advocate

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Julene Siddique, MA, MMus, CERT

Multi-Stakeholder Project Leader

Julene’s health related research stems from Medical Anthropology &  Social aspects of medicine, in particular Harvard’s Bio-Social case based framework. Further to this she has extensively researched neuro-cognitive aspects of music as well as acoustic science and psycho-acoustics.

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 certified in trauma-informed practice and is interested in sensory intervention and somatisation of trauma as well as Neural Performance and potential raising programs.

She has also worked extensively with information field medicine with the TimeWaver Information Field Devices. She is looking at combined methods which enable personalised information field medicine.

EDUCATION BOARD

Dr. Alexander Laszlo

Project Leader

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.

Jessica Spencer-Keyse

Research & Programs

Jessica Spencer-Keyse is a transdisciplinary researcher, facilitator, writer, explorer and artist co-creating learning ecosystems for thrivable futures. She identifies as a multipotentialite, but has particular experience within and across learning, ecosystems, education, psychology, youth, arts and innovation worldwide. She most recently produced two qualitative pieces of research with Global Education Futures, one on “Learning Ecosystems: An Emerging Praxis for Education” sharing the stories of impactful learning ecosystems leaders who develop transformative lifelong learning through webs of interconnected relationships to foster individual and collective capacity. The second, shares insights on how schools and educational institutions can evolve and develop as learning organizations. Prior to this, she developed processes and frameworks to understand education innovations for impact and scalability at HundrED, interviewing 200+ of the most inspiring innovators of holistic learning worldwide. She sought insight from all stakeholders in this process, an advocate for inclusivity and diversity, highlighted in the Every Child to Flourish research report she wrote showcasing the voices of nearly 400 young people worldwide on what they feel needs to urgently improve in education, featured in Forbes as a ‘stand out’ piece for this reason.
 

She is a deeply passionate individual, currently focused on developing authentic, playful relationships and embodied experiences for transformative learning. She does so at three levels:

  1. One-to-one learning coaching experiences;
  2. Regenerative research;
  3. Facilitating connective experiences in multiple stakeholder environments all to support individual and collective growth, healing and societal evolution.

She is currently immersed in a learning journey in London herself, exploring and facilitating with 12 other wonderfully curious humans, courtesy of Enrol Yourself. Other community learning include supporting and working with The Weaving Lab, an approach to leadership that relies less on hierarchical authority and centralised control, and more on curating circles, hosting conversations and building trusted relationships, as well as Challenge 59 and Sisterhood for whom she is on the Trustee Board. She is also intensely connected to dance, rhythms, poetry, journaling and meditation as practices which nourish herself, to nourish her work.

Pavel Luksha

Programs & Partnerships

Pavel Luksha is a global thinker, change catalyst, and facilitator working with systemic social innovations in education, business, social entrepreneurship, culture and urban development. Pavel is the founder of Global Education Futures initiative. He is Professor at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA),  Partner of Education Vertical of Global Venture Alliance and a co-founder of two international social movements, Weaving Lab and Living Cities

Pavel sits on the Supervisory board of the 20.35 University and EcoClass (экокласс.рф), and on the Advisory board of Whittle Schools & Studios and Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research as well as in the Expert Council of the Russian Agency for Strategic Initiatives

He is the co-author of Rapid Foresight methodology used by thousands of futurists and practitioners across the world. Between 2012 and 2015 Pavel has been the program director of a globally unique Foresight Fleet and also co-founded “Boiling Point” future co-creation spaces currently in 41 cities across Russia. He is the founding member of the UN Working Group on the Future of Capital so as the co-founder of Future Skills research alliance of WorldSkills International. In 2015, he was the Chair of BRICS Skills Development Working Group. From 2009 to 2013, he worked with technology innovation management education, authored Skolkovo-Rosatom program that received EFMD Excellence in Practice Award, and co-founded Russian Innovations and R&D Directors Club (iR&Dclub). He also initiated and catalyzed NeuroNet initiative which since 2014 has become Russian national consortium in brain research and neural technologies. 

He is the lead author of numerous Global Education Futures reports, including “Learning Ecosystems: An Emerging Praxis” (2020), “Educational Ecosystems for Societal Transformation” (2018), “Future Skills: How to Thrive in a New Complex World” (2017), “Global Education Futures Agenda” (2014) which are all available on Global Education Futures‘ website and “Atlas of Emerging Jobs” (3rd edition 2020), one of the most detailed global compendiums of new and emerging jobs  –  works that have catalyzed systemic innovations in multiple educational systems around the world.

Ross Hall

Research & Programs

Ross is Co-Founder of The Weaving Lab, aiming to advance the practice and profession of ‘weaving learning ecosystems’ in which everyone is empowered to live for universal wellbeing. Ross now works as a weaver with Learnlife and RoundGlass,
weaving a global community of learning leaders who are creating empowering learning ecosystems worldwide.

Ross incubated The Weaving Lab while leading Ashoka’s global education strategy for 5 years.

Before that, he designed the Learner Guide & Better World Programmes with Camfed, empowering 500,000 young people across Zimbabwe and Tanzania to be well and do well.

This extended the Effective Education for Employment project that he conceived with Pearson, using it to evaluate the effectiveness of education systems internationally. 

Before joining Pearson, Ross spent 15 years designing and launching 20 businesses on 5 continents.

Daya Bhagwandas

Research & Programs

Daya Bhagwandas has developed expertise in the field of Neuro Education for over 20 years, transforming the lives of primary and preschool children in particular, through her foundational program that links brain development, human evolution and learning potential.

Most recently (November 2019) she conducted Neuro Education programs funded by the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department, reaching out to 30 pre-school Educators and enrolling 450 preschool
children.

UNICEF’s Education Strategy 2019-2030 document points out that “the breadth and depth of the learning crisis provides the greatest global challenge to preparing children for life, work and active citizenship in the 21st century. No task can be more important in the service of the world’s children.”

In this context, Daya’s Neuro Education program has brought a unique dimension for change in learning outcomes and the all round development of individuals linked to brain development.

Daya Bhagwandas started her professional career as a Speech Pathologist and Audiologist and transitioned to her current work, dealing with the root causes behind speech, reading, writing and learning challenges, including behaviour and social skills.

In Australia she headed up Gymbaroo as its Assistant Director, the country’s largest Early Childhood Development network with 65 centres. She edited the book “Tomorrow’s Children” educating parents on the importance of early childhood development and how to develop intelligence and life long learning.

Daya is a Certified Yoga Master and practices Yoga and Meditation as the basis for personal wellbeing and “walking the talk.”

SYSTEMIC IMPACT & LEADERSHIP BOARD

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman

Systems Change Specialist

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (PhD, LLM) is an evolutionary systems scientist, futurist, published author and international trainer for developing our future creative capabilities and collective leadership for a Thrivability Civilization. She holds a Masters degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and a degree of Doctor from the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is gaining international traction for the innovative guidance it provides for transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, and for how to transform the human systemic barriers in resolving our sustainability crisis.

Anneloes is Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre and the lead architect of the EARTHwise Tipping Point System (TPS), which is the practical application of her new paradigm research. TPS facilitates deep collaboration and transformational societal change through co-creative thrivability challenges that form part of Tipping Point Festivals and Music for Social Change Events. Anneloes also provides online New Paradigm Leadership courses in collaboration with the Laszlo Institute.

She has provided training, executive coaching, consultancy, and project development for the Mauritius Government, the Shift Network, UNESCO, the Mauritius Institute of Directors, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, St Regis Hotel, the Mauritius Commercial Bank, and the Indian Ocean Commission, among others. She developed the Education for Sustainability program for the Mauritius Catholic School’s Network through which she trained over 300 teachers, which served as national input for the curriculum innovation in Mauritius. Her multi-stakeholder dialogue process was adopted between 2012 and 2014 in 9 different countries for the UN Rio+20 civil society inputs. She also trained the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) youth leaders under UNESCO for the 2014 UN SIDS Youth inputs for the UN SDG formulations.

Julene Siddique, MA, MMus, CERT

Socio-Systemic Impact Specialist

Julene was nominated as a specialist in the Arts, Humanities and Culture working group of Global Leadership 21, a partnership initiative between the World Academy of Art & Science and UN Geneva (UNOG). She is bringing forward frameworks for arts & impact as well as systemic impact into global 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 and models for systemic impact and integral societal transformation.
 
She is an advocate of Humane Tech and the 5 Capitals framework. She is also the inventor of Musical Nutrition. Musical Nutrition aims to make systemic impact on the music industry to enable benefit based music distribution and work towards a music-health-lifestlye industry model.

Dr. Alexander Laszlo

Systemic Innovation & Leadership Specialist

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.

Giacomo Brucciani

Business 4.0 Specialist

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.

Christopher Laszlo

Quantum Leadership & Embedded Sustainability

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.

Steve Farrel

Conscious Business

Before Steve Farrell co-founded Humanity’s Team with bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch, he co-founded and led two high-growth technology companies based in Silicon Valley in the 1990s that spanned across both the United States and Europe, were featured on the INC 500 list, and were each operating at more than $75 million in revenue.

By that time, Steve was also an officer in both the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Young President’s Organization, but he walked away from all of it when he felt a calling to instead play an active role in creating a movement that could help people across the globe connect more deeply with the Oneness of all of Life and the Divine energy of the Universe.

Steve is the Worldwide Executive Director of Humanity’s Team and a member of the Evolutionary Leadership Council. 

He lives with his wife Stephanie and his two children in Boulder, Colorado.

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