GTI FORUM


Panel 1

Debating the
Prospects

A Sisyphean Task

David Barash

Upendra Baxi

Toward an
Optimism
of the Intellect

Akeel Bilgrami

Capitalist Constraints
on the Possible

Guy Dauncey

A Vision from
the Future

Michael Karlberg

An “Us” Without
a “Them”

Alexander
Lautensach

Beyond
Anthropocentric
Solidarity

Radmila Nakarada

Locating Power in
a Neoliberal Age

Nested Global
Cooperation

Michael Narberhaus

Heikki Patomäki

The Long View

Shahrzad Sabet

Universal Solidarity
and the Particular

Charlene Spretnak

The Key is
Interrelated
Communities

Martha Van Der Bly

Unity in Shared
Vulnerability

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Panel 2

Making It Happen

Jeremy Brecher

Time for a
Climate Insurgency

Luis Cabrera

Stepping Stones
Toward Unity

Zillah Eisenstein

Hope and Action

David Featherstone

Organizing across
Place

Catherine Keller

Spiritual
Foundations of
One World

Jing Lin

Cultivating Unity
Consciousness

Francine Mestrum

The Need for
Overarching
Organization

Valentine M. Moghadam

Capitalist Crisis,
Radical Opportunity

Lester Edwin J. Ruiz

Orienting toward
a Shared Future

Jackie Smith

The Power of
Translocal
Organizing

Biljana Vankovska

Reclaiming Utopia

Lawrence Wittner

The Inspiring
Legacy of Global
Movements

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Creating a decent civilization in this century depends on human identity expanding to the scale of the planet. Pervasive divisions leave many pessimistic that this can happen. Still, in the course of social evolution, the circle of identity has ballooned from clans and tribes to nations and beyond, while science has confirmed the key role of cooperation.

Now, the contemporary condition of shared destiny urges a global locus for institutions, reciprocity, and empathy. Richard Falk’s opening essay reflects on a “politics of impossibility” for realizing this imperative. Two panels weigh in, the first with a range of theoretical perspectives and the second with pragmatic ways forward.


Core GT Texts

JTE

The emergence of an organic planetary civilization has become both possible and necessary. What would it look like? How do we get there?

gtessay

The classic essay on our planetary moment, global scenarios, and pathways to a just, fulfilling, and sustainable future.