Pablo Macedo Riba is the current Mexican ambassador to the Czech Republic, and he will open the evening with a talk on Mexico's role in the United Nations. Richard Reoch is the former global chief media officer for Amnesty International and president of the Shambhala Buddhist community, who will address issues of responses to our relationship with the planet.
"One of the key questions facing all of us is whether humanity has the ability to reverse its current, disastrous trajectory. The question is not whether the planet is in peril; it’s how we are going to respond. Fresh questions are being asked in many fields about the underlying causes and attitudes that contribute powerfully, often invisibly, to the current crisis. A shared recognition is emerging that a “cultural shift” is needed to re-set our relations with ourselves, each other and the planet."
First session in this year's Master Speaker Series