Our Team

The Consilience Team

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Daniel Schmachtenberger

Project Strategy

Social philosophy, collective intelligence, risk mitigation.

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Rachel Howard PhD

Biological Research

Microbiology, interdisciplinary biosciences, epistemics.

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Joseph Romero

Culture, News & Journalism

Editor-in-chief of Culturekiosque, journalist for Le Monde & Wall Street Journal Europe.

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Samo Burja

Geopolitical Intelligence

Founder, Bismarck Analysis, Research Fellow, Long Now Foundation.

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Zak Stein EdD

Psychometrics & Education

Expert in psychology and philosophy, previous Co-Founder at Lectica Inc.

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Rob Schuham

Strategy & Operations

Co-Founder of Undercurrent, COMMON, and Fearless; former Chief Digital Advisor, Al Gore's Climate Reality Project.

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Gilbert Morris

Economics & Culture

Professor, Financial Centre Expert, Economist, Diplomat, Historian, Author.

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Jess Webb

Social Network Intelligence

Founder, Aizle Analytics
Former All Source Intelligence, JSOC, NSWDG.

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Ben Landau-Taylor

Economic Intelligence

Senior Researcher at Bismarck Analysis, focus on industrial economics.

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Thomas Ermacora

Future Oriented Design

Award-winning urbanist, architect and futurist, Skoll Fellow, Fellow at Singularity Institute.

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Mia Grable

Operations

Project, management, software, finance, operations.

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Ryan Walsh

Product Strategy

Directed product strategy across Apple Media Divisions.

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Sammi Fischer

Executive Administrator

Scheduling, administration, and back office.

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Julia Pope

Strategic communications & Partnerships

Outreach and campaign specialist, Founder of Hylo, former CBC Radio journalist.

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Bob Gray

Visual Design & Brand

Founder of Red & Grey design and brand agency. Partner at Adaptive cultures design strategy firm.

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Paul Hughes

Branding, Design, Innovation

Strategic Director, Adapative Cultures design strategy firm.

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Matt Ellison

Diplomacy & International Security

Research Associate, Hoover Institution, Stanford. Associate Editor, Palladium. Advisor, Bismarck Analysis. Geopolitics, history, ideology.

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Eugenio Battaglia

Product Engineering

Co-founder & Evolutionary Governance Lead at Boundaryless PDT, Director at meaning.systems


Advisors

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Deepa Purushothaman

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Author, speaker, and researcher on systemic racism and the advancement of women of color in corporate America.

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Tristan Harris

Technology Ethics

Co-Founder at the Center for Humane Technology. Technology ethicist, philosopher, systems thinker.

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Jordan Hall JD

Strategic Intelligence

Founder at DivX, Founder of Game B,trustee, Santa Fe Institute.

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R.P. Eddy

Intelligence & National Security

CEO of Ergo, Fmr Director at White House National Security Council, focus on economics, natl. security & geo-politics. Investor. Best selling author.

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Peter Sforza

Geospatial Intelligence Analyst

Director, Center for Geospatial Information Technology. Complex systems, resilience, regenerative systems.

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Sanjiv Sidhu

Business & Supply Chain Intelligence

Cofounder and Chair of 09 Solutions. Supply chain management, artificial intelligence.

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Dan Shalmon PhD

National Security Policy

Research experience employing qualitative and quantitative methods for clients in the national security, education and public policy.

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Liv Boeree

Game Theory & Existential Risk

Science Broadcaster, Astrophysics, game theory, existential risk.

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E.M. Burlingame PhD

Geopolitical Intelligence

Ret Green Beret, Army Intelligence,
Interdisciplinary engineering, security.

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Nate Hagens PhD

Natural Resource Economics and Risk

Focuses on the interrelationship between debt-based financial markets and natural resources.

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Evelyn Gosnell

Behavioral Economics

Applies behavioral economics insights in product design, with a focus on technology.

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Jim Rutt

Complexity and Technology

Chairman, Santa Fe Institute. Former CEO of Network solutions.
Complexity science, politics, economics.

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Adam Robinson

Market Intelligence

President at Robinson Global Strategies, Founder at Princeton Review, Chess Master, Top Financial Advisor.

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Fernanda Ibarra

Collective Intelligence

Economics, currency design, organizational architecture, regenerative culture.

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John Mattison MD

Medical Strategy

Former Chief Medical Information Officer and Associate CMO at Kaiser Permanente.

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Justin Rosenstein

Technology and Governance

Co-founder of Asana, programmer of software, organizations, cultures, & systems in service of love. Co-Founder, One Project.

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Tomas Bjorkman

Financial Intelligence

Founder, Investment Banking Partners AB, Chairman, EFG Investment Bank. Member, Club of Rome.

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Alex Morrise PhD

Machine Learning

Theoretical physics, string theory, machine learning, data science, deep learning, adaptive learning.

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Raj Vaswani

Technology & Data

Innovation, product development and product management. Data science, IoT, global utilities, information technology.

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Tyson Yunkaporta PhD

Cultural Research

Lecturer and Author on Indigenous Knowledge, academic, researcher, educator, art critic.

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Nora Bateson

Complex Systems

Director of research at the Bateson Institute, transcontextual research, in ecology, economy, social change, health, education and art.

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Alex Gladstein

Open Societies

Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation. Faculty at Singularity University. Advisor at Blockchain Capital.

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Michael Slaby

Digital Strategy

CTO & CIO Obama campaign. Chief strategist, Harmony Labs. Technology, politics, and impact strategies.

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John Robb

Military Intelligence

Air Force, Special Ops, Military Intelligence. Expertise in counterterrorism and unconventional warfare.

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Molly Maloof MD

Medicine & Biosciences

Integrative physician and medical researcher in the areas of longevity and human potential.

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Jamie Wheal

Cultural Architecture

Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project and Co-Author of the Global Bestseller Stealing Fire.

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Peter Demitry MD

Research & Strategy

Ret. Colonel, Associate Surgeon General of the US Air Force, fighter pilot. Director of NFIM.

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Michel Bauwens

Peer-to-Peer Social Dynamics & Technology

Founder of the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives, and the Peer to Peer Cooperative.

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Jeffrey Ladish

Security Research

Cybersecurity and biosecurity; Existential risk expert.

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Andrew Huberman PhD

Neuroscience

Tenured Professor of Neurology at Stanford Medical School; brain dev., brain plasticity, and neural regeneration.

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Phoebe Tickell

Decentralization & Democratic Practice

Decentralization, distributed governance, horizontal practices. Collaborative and transparent decision-making and financing.

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Kunal Sood

Impact Entrepreneur

XFellow, CEO of #WeThePlanet, impact entrepreneur, disruptive innovator & curator.

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Jamie Daves

Media Strategy

Founder Current TV, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Investor.

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Kyle Gresham PhD

Materials Science

Ret. Colonel, Director of US Air Force Research, nanotech, bioweapons containment.

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Lucian Tarnowski

Collaboration & Coordination

Executive Director of Civana, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum.

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Greg Thomas

Cultural Intelligence

CEO Jazz Leadership Project, Senior Fellow at Institute for Cultural Evolution, author, educator.

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Brett Weinstein PhD

Science & Academic Culture

Theoretical Evolutionary Biologist, Former Professor; Host at Dark Horse Podcast.

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Jenny Stefanotti

Design thinking

Founder, Dent. Public policy, philanthropy, design, technology, behavioral economics, design methodology, venture capital.

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Bill Twist

Environmental Law

Co-Founder of Pachamama, Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.

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Eric Mathur PhD

Biosciences

Senior scientist at the Human Genome Project; leader in molecular biology.

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David Fuller

Journalism & Media

Channel 4 News (UK), BBC Newsnight, Guardian, Buzzfeed. Founder, Rebel Wisdom.

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Marc Collins Chen

Future of Cities

Founder and CEO of Oceanix: sustainable floating cities.

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Isaac Lee

Media

Frmr. Chief Content Officer of Univision and Televisa.

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John Vervaeke PhD

Cognitive Psychology and Science

Professor of cognitive psychology and science at the University of Toronto.

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Rob Goldman

Social Media

Former VP of Advertising at Facebook.

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Scott Barry Kaufman PhD

Social Psychology

Cognitive Psychologist, Professor at Columbia University, author, Former Scientific Director at The Imagination Institute.

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Bill Melton

Technology & Economics

Founder and CEO of Cybercash. Founder of VeriFone, Inc. Former Board Member of the Santa Fe Institute.

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Jonathan Rowson PhD

Philosophy & Strategy

Co-founder and Director at Perspectiva, Chess Grandmaster, 1999. Author.

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Alexander Bard

Philosophy

Co-Author of Futurica Trilogy, Music Producer, Co-founder of Stockholm Record.

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Mihaela Ulieru PhD

Intelligent Systems & Organic Governance

Founder of the International Industrial Informatics, President of IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy, Technology Alchemist Innovating at the nexus AI/IoT/Blockchain.

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Arthur Brock

Economics & Systems

Co-founder of Holochain, Software Architect, decentralized social and technological systems.

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John Perkins

Economic Intelligence

Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man; Former Advisor to the World Bank, United Nations, U.S. Treasury Department. Founding member of The Pachamama Alliance; Activist and lecturer.

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Yasmine El Baggari

Economic and International Intelligence

Founder and CEO at Voyaj, US State Department "Engage America" Ambassador, and Researcher at Harvard University; Blogger and speaker at international conferences.

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Aneel Chima PhD

Clinical Psychology & Human Systems

Director of Health and Human Performance at Stanford's Flourishing Project, Co-founder of At The Core.

Advisor and Team Disclaimer

Aligned with the principle of Consilience and the mission of this project, we seek earnest and well-considered perspectives on topics from all sides of an issue and through the lens of different disciplines. Our advisors all support the project’s central aim of better public education and dialogue: that does not mean they agree with or endorse every perspective in each article we write, nor does the Consilience Project necessarily agree with or endorse all the perspectives on issues each of them may have shared in other places.

Similarly, while everyone on the team contributes to the project and is aligned with the mission as a whole, that does not mean each piece represents the view of each team member, nor that the personal posts of team members elsewhere online represent the views of the project.

The views expressed in the articles are those of The Consilience Project as an organization, which assumes full responsibility for the content.

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