Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and social visionary. He has an MBA in business and an MA in economic history He has worked as a senior staff member of the Presidential Commission on the American Future, and a senior social scientist co-authoring numerous studies of the long-range future for clients such as the President’s Science Advisor; the National Science Foundation; and others. Duane has also co-founded three non-profit organizations working for media accountability and citizen empowerment. He received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award, in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” Duane is the Co-director of the Choosing Earth Project.
His books include:
- Choosing Earth: Humanity’s Journey of Initiation Through Breakdown and Collapse to Mature Planetary Community
- “The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going?“;
- “Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future“;
- “Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich“; and
- “Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness” (Also available as a free download on Duane’s site.)
- He co-authored the book “Changing Images of Man” with Joseph Campbell and other scholars.
- In addition, Duane has contributed chapters to twenty-three books and has published more than a hundred major articles.
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Interview recorded June 4, 2022.
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