2020 Global Resilience Summit

The Global Resilience Summit, hosted by HeartMind Institute in May 2020, brought together systems thinkers, human rights and climate activists, justice advocates, trauma experts, religious and indigenous leaders, neuroscientists and others for a series of international conversations and interviews. 

The aim was to map out the individual and societal resilience we need to respond intelligently to the many challenges we are facing.

The full summit can be accessed here.

To view the interviews below, please use the links provided, as well as the login details for each.

Richard Reoch interviewed by summit organizer and co-host Dr Fleet Maull. He speaks of the experience of peacemakers who are willing to become intimate with disappointment and who devote their lives to dwelling in the space in between humanity’s highest ideals and the brutality we witness daily. To view this interview go to the link to it on Summit resources. You will need to enter this email address as your user name: richardreoch@gn.apc.org. The password is: Fc4zkz92Dz.

Imam Malik Mujahid, a global campaigner for human rights and humanitarian values, interviewed by Richard Reoch. He shares his experiences of working to protect the Rohingya refugees, and what he’s learned from their resilience. To view this interview go to the link to it on Summit resources. You will need to enter this email address as your user name: richardreoch@gn.apc.org. The password is: Fc4zkz92Dz.

Director of Sri Lanka’s independent Centre for Policy Alternatives, Dr Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu, working for reconciliation, justice and peace in his conflict-torn country, interviewed by Richard Reoch. He talks about his work on the front lines and how our best hope to live together without systemic violence likely rests on the shoulders of young people and women. To view this interview go to the link to it on Summit resources. You will need to enter this email address as your user name: richardreoch@gn.apc.org. The password is: Fc4zkz92Dz.

Dr Sara Lewis, author of Spacious Minds: Trauma and Resilience in Tibetan Buddhism, talks about how we can create more spaciousness in our minds, especially in relation to our own suffering and challenges and how resilience anchored in “grit” differs from resilience based on vulnerability. To view this interview go to the link to it on Summit resources. You will need to enter this email address as your user name: richardreoch@gn.apc.org. The password is: Fc4zkz92Dz.