Council on Global Issues is focussed on the application of
systems and complexity sciences to the better management of
dilemmas facing humanity. It is a Canadian Internet based,
(on-line, virtual) not-for-profit organization with individual
and organizational members. Founded in 1999, CGI is financed by
membership fees, sponsorships, research grants, and consulting
contributes to the conscious evolution of humankind towards a
just society in a sustainable ecosystem.
development of democracy and political effectiveness through
application of systems principles.
emerged from a series of biennial interdisciplinary conferences
initiated by the Canadian Division of the International Society
for the Systems Sciences. These were held at Ryerson University
in Toronto since 1987 with the support of Science for Peace and
many other organizations. The 1999 meeting was entitled:
Interdisciplinary Conference on the Evolution of World Order –
Global and Local Responsibilities for a Just and Sustainable
Civilization. Conference website: www.ryerson.ca/~woc
CGI co-operates with, and offers to co-ordinate all groups
seeking to create and restore justice and sustainability.
CGI offers education and training in systemic thinking to
organizations and individuals.
- CGI engages in harnessing
new knowledge and technologies, in achieving its goals.
CGI disseminates recommendations for action to governments and to
leading organizations and individuals.
Rapoport, Emeritus, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of
Hanna Newcombe, President Peace Research Institute,
Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai
Burkhardt (President) firstname.lastname@example.org
Benking (Secretary) email@example.com
Chisholm (Treasurer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Morton-Marr (Vice President Education)
Dyson (Vice President Media Relations) email@example.com