July 8, 2019 – July 12, 2019 all-day
University of California, Santa Cruz
Right Livelihood College Campus Santa Cruz & Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation
Humanizing Artificial Intelligence
Using Cultural Power Governance & Business to Address the Challenges of Our Time
July 8-12, 2019 | UC Santa Cruz
Hosted by the Right Livelihood College Campus Santa Cruz & Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation
You are invited to join UC Santa Cruz’s inaugural Right Livelihood College Summer Institute! We are honored to host Right Livelihood Award Laureate Nicanor Perlas for this weeklong seminar in sunny Santa Cruz, where the redwood forest meets the Monterey Bay. This promises to be a powerful small-group seminar experience with participants from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. Please register soon as we expect the course will fill quickly.
Who should attend?
  • Leaders from business government and civil society who are interested in forming powerful tri-sector initiatives
  • Business people social entrepreneurs impact investors
  • Non-profit directors and staff artists performers activists faith leaders doctors healers
  • Educators researchers undergraduate students graduate students and faculty of all disciplines
  • People working in the fields of human rights environmental sustainability and social justice
  • Technological innovators and cultural creatives
  • Others who are deeply interested in this topic
About Nicanor Perlas
Nicanor Perlas received the Right Livelihood Award in 2003 “…for his outstanding efforts in educating civil society about the effects of corporate globalization, and how alternatives to it can be implemented.” Mr. Perlas is an adviser, global activist, writer and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization, societal threefolding, Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD), post-materialist science or the second and more spiritual scientific revolution, leadership, and self-mastery. He has advised global civil society networks, social enterprises, UN and Philippine government agencies, including the Office of the President. He headed global and national civil society networks that were responsible for stopping 12 nuclear power plants, banning 32 pesticide formulations, and mainstreaming sustainable development, including organic farming in the Philippines, thereby educating citizens worldwide on their inherent power to create a better world.  He has written over 500 articles, monographs, and books including Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power and Threefolding, an international bestseller, translated in 9 languages as well as Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence, A Spiritual Scientific Response. He is a member of the Philippine Senate Technical Working Group on Artificial Intelligence and is helping the mayors of seven cities and towns practice participatory governance and direct democracy empowering altogether more than 300,000 citizens. For the global impact of his work, he has been given, among others, the Outstanding Filipino Award (TOFIL), UNEP’S Global 500 Award and the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize).
Visit rightlivelihood.ucsc.edu for course details and to register.