New speakers announced for Asia Pacific @Hawaii Futures

We are delighted to announce that Kalei Stern, Omidyar Fellows Program, Rob Ricigliano, Director of Insitute of World Affairs and Dave Roberts VicePres of Singularity University, are joining us for the first ever SOIF/HRCFS spring retreat in Hawaii.

New speaker biographies

Kalei Stern is the director of the Omidyar Fellows Program – a highly selective leadership training geared towards building strong and visionary leaders who are proficient at facing complex challenges for Hawai’i’s future. She was previously the executive director of the Ke Alii Pauahi Foundation, a supporting organization of Kamehameha Schools, where she was responsible for leading and managing the foundation’s $13 million endowment.

Rob Ricigliano is the Director of Institute of World Affairs, and the Peace Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where he teaches International Mediation and Negotiation through the Department of Communication. His experience mediating intense and protracted conflicts using systems mapping and complexity theory have led him to become an expert in the field of systems thinking and collaboration. His book “Making Peace Last” is a tool to help policy makers define the theory, analysis, and practice needed to create peacebuilding approaches that are as dynamic and adaptive as the societies they are trying to affect.

David Roberts VicePres of Singularity University [] is passionate about transforming the lives of a billion suffering people in the world through disruptive technological innovation. He is an M.I.T. and Harvard educated, award-winning CEO and serial entrepreneur and is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on disruptive innovation in government and technology entrepreneurship.

  • Dr. Jong Guk Song, President of the Science and Technology Policy Institute, Republic of Korea
  • Ms Jill Wong, Director of the Strategic Policy Office in the Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore
  • Dr. Jim Dator, Director, Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, & Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, Professor, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan & Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast

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