A Better World Media

August 2, 2011

Dr. Ervin Laszlow, world-renowned Hungarian philosopher

Filed under: Media — abetterworldmedia @ 4:23 pm

dr-ervin-laszloTuesday, 10:30 pm EST, Aug. 2, 2011: This evening’s guest is a world-renowned Hungarian philosopher & considered the father of systems theory, Dr. Ervin Laszlow. Author of 69 books and 400 articles, many translated into some 19 languages, as well as six volumes of piano recordings to his credit, Dr. Laszlow served as founder-director of the General Evolution Research Group and as past president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

Dr. Laszlow is the recipient of the highest degree in philosophy and human sciences from the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, as well as of the coveted Artist Diploma of the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest.

His numerous prizes and awards include four honorary doctorates. His appointments have included research grants at Yale and Princeton Universities, professorships for philosophy, systems sciences, and future sciences at the Universities of Houston, Portland State, and Indiana, as well as Northwestern University and the State University of New York. His career has also included guest professorships at various universities in Europe and the Far East.

In addition, Laszlo worked as program director for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In 1999 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Canadian International Institute of Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics.

Laszlo serves as president of the Club of Budapest. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General, ambassador of the International Delphic Council, member of both the International Academy of Science, World Academy of Arts and Science, and the International Academy of Philosophy. He is the former president of the International Society for Systems Sciences.

Mitchell and Dr. Laszlo met at the U.N. some time ago at which time this interview was conducted regarding his most recent book at the time, involving how we can personally contribute to creating a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly society. Tune in for this exciting interview with one of the world’s most qualified spokespeople on the subject.


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