Duane Elgin Speaker, Author, Trans-Partisan Media Activist

Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author and trans-partisan media activist. His books include: The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (2009), Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (2010, 1993, 1981), Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future (2000), and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness (1993). With Joseph Campbell and other scholars he authored the book Changing Images of Man (1984). He has worked as a senior staff member of the Presidential Commission on the American Future and as a senior social scientist with the think-tank SRI International where he coauthored numerous long-range studies such as Anticipating Future Global Problems (for the President’s Science Advisor). He has an MBA from the Wharton School, and an MA in economic history from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2006, Duane received the international Goi Peace Award in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” Duane’s website is: www.duaneelgin.com

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