The Institute for Cultural Evolution (“ICE”) is a tax exempt 501c3 nonprofit think tank founded in 2013. Our mission is to help create political evolution in America’s democracy. Our approach involves applying groundbreaking insights taken from Integral philosophy, developmental psychology, evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to overcome hyper-partisan polarization and bring about a more functional form of politics.
ICE is working to achieve progress through a series of specific campaign plans, each or which focuses on opportunities for cultural evolution. Our campaigns target the issues of political polarization, evolving both the Right and the Left in American politics, radical Islamism, and climate change (for more on these campaigns, see the “Political Campaigns” button in the menu above). Our aim is to create small but critical shifts in public opinion—leverage points around which new political solutions can emerge and existing solutions can finally see the light of day.
In addition to our specific campaigns, ICE is also an educational organization. Through public talks and lectures, and invitational conclaves, we are helping NGOs, nonprofits, businesses and other organizations to be more effective by better understanding the cultural dynamics influencing (and in some cases inhibiting) their work. For a detailed overview of ICE’s perspective and approach, please read our white paper: Premises and Principles of the Evolutionary Worldview.
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The Institute for Cultural Evolution is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
I'm giving a virtual keynote talk at this year’s Integral European Conference Online 2021. Please check out the conference event page: https://2021.online.integraleuropeanconference.com
More of this, please: Very smart people, representing the best of the Modern and Progressive worldviews, respectfully debating the nuances of a primary front in the culture war.
Most issues, like gun control, push directly against the values of one worldview or another, but it is interesting to find a stuck issue, like campaign finance reform, that is supported by all three major worldviews:
We’re now on week 7 of my 9-week course on Post-Progressive Politics. I’m pleased to say our 50 person group has gelled nicely—they’re asking tough questions and making great progress. It’s an honor to be with these fine folks every Wednesday night!
Wicked problems are so complex, they can’t be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. Regulating social media is a wicked problem that is begging for a post-progressive solution that can see & balance all the conflicting values involved.