The Institute for Cultural Evolution ("ICE") is a 501c3 nonproﬁt
think tank organized around the goal of applying groundbreaking
insights taken from Integral philosophy, developmental psychology,
evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to help create signiﬁcant
forward movement in the evolution of the American political landscape.
Public Event April 23:
Islam’s Cultural Challenges
On April 23, 2015, the University of Colorado, together with
The Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, are co-hosting
a discussion on the cultural challenges raised by the Islamic
world’s relationship with modernity. The event includes two
afternoon public lectures on campus, and an evening panel
discussion off-campus at Boulder’s Integral Center.
in Islamic Culture
ICE’s new whitepaper Fostering Evolution in Islamic Culture proposes
"a strategy of love," designed to help Muslim reformers reinterpret the spiritual
teachings of Islam. The evolutionary perspective advocated by ICE provides
the kind of post-secular understanding of the evolution of human faith that is
needed to foster the reform of this venerable religion. Read more …
Political Polarization Campaign
ICE’s new whitepaper Depolarizing the American Mind
proposes a “synthesis platform” designed to address the
current political stalemate and create new avenues of
agreement and consensus across the different demographics
of the American political spectrum. Read more ...
Political Polarization Test
to Depolarize Your Thinking
In connection with ICE's political polarization campaign
this website now includes a "Polarization Test" designed
to help depolarize your thinking. This 2 minute test demon-
strates some of the ideas described in our accompanying
whitepaper: Depolarizing the American Mind. Take the test
Video Interview on Polarization Campaign
ICE founding partners Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps
speak with Jeff Salzman of the Daily Evolver about their political
polarization campaign to Depolarize the American Mind.
Recorded June 1, 2014.
In partnership with Esalen’s Center for Theory and Research, ICE co-hosts
unique annual gatherings of leading public figures and theorists of political and
cultural polarization in America. The next Conclave on Political Polarization,
will be held at Esalen on California's Big Sur coast October 4-7, 2015. Please see the Blog Page on this website for a description of the conference.