By The RSA
Duncan Green on How Change Happens
The world is full of wannabe ‘change agents’; a mix of campaigners, lobbyists, organisations and officials – all determined to transform the world. But how can we effect REAL change in the world? Watch Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, on How Change Happens in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Check out Duncan Green’s most recent book, ‘How Change Happens‘.
Roman Krznaric on How to Seize the Political Moment
Leading social philosopher Roman Krznaric argues that we need new politics of mass action focused on seizing opportunities, spontaneous mobilisation and hedonistic revelry. He calls it ‘Carpe Diem Politics’, an innovative and powerful approach to political change based on the seize-the-day ideal dating back to the Ancient Romans!
Alberto Alemanno on How to Make Social Change Happen
We are spectators of life, not actors. We are consumers, not citizens. But how can we change? Leading public interest lawyer Alberto Alemanno argues that we need to utilise our expertise and talents for the benefit of society. We all have the power – we just have to learn how to unleash it. Watch Alberto Alemanno, leading academic, civic entrepreneur and public interest lawyer, in our latest RSA Spotlight.
Justin Forsyth on Changemakers
Former Save the Children CEO Justin Foryth took to the RSA stage to discuss how charities need to change in order to have even more impact in a time of complexity, change and cynicism.
Jeremy Heimans on How to Build a Mass Movement
Catherine MacKinnon on The Butterfly Effect
George Monbiot on The Age of Crisis
A toxic ideology rules the world – of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world. George Monbiot joins us at the RSA to explain how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and co-operators. He shows how we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a ‘politics of belonging’. Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society. His thrilling new vision provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.
Cass Sunstein on Bringing About Social Change
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