Speaker: Frances Westley
Title: Complexity Approach to Change and Transformation
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Category: Talk

Social innovation alters the basic routines and beliefs of a society, but the durability and scale necessary to generate this momentum requires enough interactive opportunity and action. Professor Frances Westley, Director of Social Innovation Generation […]

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Speaker: Thomas Homer-Dixon
Title: Ingenuity Theory: Adaptation Failure and Societal Crisis
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Category: Talk

Professor Thomas Homer-Dixon of the Balsillie School of International Affairs draws from his research on how societies adapt to complex stress to explore the factors making the world’s problems harder to solve and the […]

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Speaker: Paul Thagard
Title: Changing Minds about Climate Change
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Category: Talk

Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, addresses how neurocomputational models of explanatory and emotional coherence can explain belief change and resistance. He discusses how feedback loops can influence minds and societies at […]

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