The Garrison Institute brings together a unique blend of constituents: contemplative and spiritual teachers, credentialed academics, scientists, and those working on new forms of social and environmental engagement. Together, we seek to develop new pathways, rooted in a mix of both spiritual and secular understanding, that lead to deep and lasting social transformations.

The Garrison Institute Forum is a series of conversations with extraordinary leaders from across the domains of planetary health, education and social justice as well as with those supporting the resilience for professionals working on the front-lines. We hope you can join us for these timely conversations.

 

Upcoming Conversations

Garrison Institute Forum: Education – “Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education” 
On Tuesday July 14 at 4:00 PM, Child Psychologist and Director of Training for CARE, Christa Turksma and Professor of Education and CARE co-developer Tish Jennings will join in conversation with Mark Greenberg. 

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary HealthOn Thursday July 16 at 2:00 PM, Actor & UN Goodwill Ambassador (Biodiversity) Edward Norton will join Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose in conversation.

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary HealthOn Thursday July 23 at 2:00 PM, Writer, Visual Artist and Vocalist Laurie Anderson will join Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose in conversation.

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Social Justice – “Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World”
On Tuesday, Aug 4th at 2:00pm EDT, we continue The Garrison Institute Forum on Social Justice with a conversation around “Healing Collective Trauma in a Fractured World” with Thomas Hubl, Spiritual Teacher and Author, and Angel Acosta, Contemplative Scholar Practitioner, moderated by Jonathan Wiesner, CEO of the Garrison Institute. These interactive Forum sessions aim to hold space for generative conversations around how contemplative-based approaches can nurture and support the work of Social Justice.

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary HealthOn Thursday August 6 at 2:00 PM, founding Director of Planetary Health Alliance Sam Myers, M.D. will join Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose in conversation.

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary HealthOn Thursday August 13 at 2:00 PM, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur and Author Paul Hawken will join Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose in conversation.

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary HealthOn Thursday August 20 at 2:00 PM, Meditation Teacher and Author Sebene Selassie will join Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose in conversation.

 

Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – On Thursday August 27 at 2:00 PM, Editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, Gideon Rose will join Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose in conversation.

 

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Past Conversations

We launched The Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between David Simas, CEO of The Obama Foundation, and Garrison Institute Co-Founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. These Forum sessions aim to expand our understanding around how each of us can play a role in supporting a regenerative, just, and prosperous world. In this inaugural Forum conversation, Simas shared about his upbringing as the son of Portuguese immigrants, what he has learned about leadership over the years, the power of strategic organizing and civic engagement, and more. Click here to read more about this conversation and watch the video. 

 

As our world and nation continue to face tragedy and difficult questions, we are called together to hold space for emerging consciousness and radical healing. We launched The Garrison Institute Forum on Social Justice series with a conversation between Rhonda Magee, Law Professor and Mindfulness Expert, and Dr. Angel Acosta, Contemplative Scholar-Practitioner, moderated by Garrison Institute CEO Jonathan Wiesner. Click here to read more about this conversation and watch the video.

 

We commenced The Garrison Institute Forum on Education series with a conversation between two leaders in the field of education, Dan Siegel, M.D., and Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. They explored how caregivers and educators can support children, especially during this time of pandemic, and how we can apply insights from the field of education to respond to the moment we’re in. Click here to read more about this conversation and watch the video.