Jim Bailey Physician and a professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health System Improvement, and author of the novel The End of Healing.
Ken Stanley Computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher, Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida; he’s on sabbatical this year at the Santa Fe Institute, and he’s co-author with Joel Lehman of the new book, Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective
Michael F. Brown President of The School for Advanced Research, on SAR’s upcoming lecture, Can we Reshape Humanity’s Deep Future?
Richard Rhodes Pulitzer Prize-winning author of twenty-five books including, The Making of the Atomic Bomb; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, and Why They Kill, and Dr. Ginger Rhodes Clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment and psychological evaluation of trauma survivors seeking political asylum in the United States.
Daniel Lieberman Professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, author of the book, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, on his talk, “Why Exercise Really is the Best Medicine,” sponsored by the School for Advanced Research.
Tom Butler Editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust. He’s the author of two books, Wildlands Philanthropy, and Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. He is editor of the new book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.