The Simultaneous Policy campaign: A real-life example of an emergent, goal-directed, world governance entity
by John Bunzl
In this seminar, John Bunzl will present his 'goal-directedness' research project which allows him to develop an understanding of how goal-directed entities evolve out of networks of smaller-scale entities that face a cooperation barrier. He will present the 'Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign' as a real-life example of an emerging, global, goal-directed entity that has evolved from networks of nation-states and corporations. This entity seeks to drive nation-states to simultaneously implement solutions to global collective-action problems such as climate change. Bunzl will provide early evidence of Simpol’s capacity to compel national politicians to support the campaign, giving an indication of its potential to manage nation-states towards sustainability while also suppressing free-riding.
About the speaker:
John Bunzl is a political activist with a new and compelling vision for citizen-driven global cooperation. He champions global cooperation as critical to solving the challenges threatening our planet. John founded the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (Simpol) in 2002 to encourage citizens to use their national right to vote to drive politicians, parties and governments towards global cooperation. Since the organisation’s establishment, Simpol has successfully built a network of citizen supporters in over 100 countries and politicians in a number of countries support the Simpol campaign. John has established himself as a respected authority and commentator on global affairs. He strongly advocates the importance of the Evolutionary Worldview to understanding global problems and Simpol as a potential solution. His specialist expertise is in identifying and resolving both the political-economic and psychological barriers to global cooperation. John has authored and co-authored three books including People-Centred Global Governance – Making it Happen, Monetary Reform – Making it Happen written with the prominent monetary reformer, James Robertson and the The Simpol Solution – Solving Global Problems Could Be Easier Than We Think, with Nick Duffell. A number of John’s articles on global governance have been published by the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice, including Solving Climate Change – Achieving a Noospheric Agreement (2009), Discovering an Integral Civic Consciousness in a Global Age (2012), and Transcending First Tier Values in Achieving Binding Global Governance (2012). He has lectured widely on global governance including at The Schumacher Society, The World Trade Organisation, The World Academy of Arts & Sciences (WAAS), The Lucis Trust and at universities around the world. John joins the Evolutionary Accelerator team as a passionate evolutionary activist and advisor.He offers his expertise as a successful businessman along with his extensive knowledge of global affairs to the Evolutionary Accelerator. He understands the significant opportunity the Evolutionary Accelerator offers as a vehicle for evolutionary activists to achieve their evolutionary goals.
The CLEA seminars are taking place simultaneously at the VUB campus in Etterbeek, Brussels, and online (via Zoom) and are open to everyone interested!
When. Friday October 21, 2022 from 14:00 until 16:00h
Where (live). VUB campus Etterbeek, room D.2.09
Online. You can follow online via Zoom. You may need a Meeting ID and passcode to enter.
Meeting ID: 827 5779 8426
This seminar was supported by the John Templeton Foundation through the grant ID61733 The Origins of Goal-Directedness.