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Hub Culture Presents: The Wise Ones, 75 Elders We Can Trust

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30th Sep 2018




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Welcome to Hub Culture's first listing of The Wise Ones - the elders of our generation. These leaders from across the globe help fight for peace and human rights in various industries such as politics, conservation, music and technology. In a world where expertise feels instant and perspective is so often lost, the wisdom of elders, long respected across many cultures, seems to be lost. At its root, this listing is about Trust. Who can we trust in an age where our leaders seem to be embroiled?

Many of the people in this conversation can be reached via their Twitter handle, included here for an easy follow.

Martti Oiva  Kalevi Ahtisaari, @marttiisah
Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat
 
Juan Alejo Contreras, @alejo_C
Legendary Antarctic Explorer
 
José Antonio Abreu, @Maestro_Abreu
Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician
 
Sir David Attenborough, @SirDavidBBC
English Broadcaster & Naturalist
 
Ella Bhat, @Elabhatt
Founder, Self-Employed Women's Association of India
   
Lakhdar Brahimi,@LakhdarBrahimi
Algerian diplomat and Member, The Elders
 
Richard Branson, @richardbranson
Founder, Virgin Group
 
Jackson Browne, @SongofJBrowne
Musician and Enviromentalist
 
Gro Brundtland, @gbrundtlandweek
Former Prime Minister of Norway
 
Warren Buffett,@WarrenBuffett
American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist
 
James Cameron, @jamesdcameron
Founder, Cameron Companies
 
Fernando Cardoso
Member, The Elders
 
Jimmy Carter, @JECarter4
39th President of the United States
 
Noam Chomsky, @noamchomskyT
Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox
 
Joyce Clague, @clague_j
Yaegl Elder, Indigenous Australian activist
 
Dr. Rita Colwell, @DrRitaColwell
Professor, University of Maryland
 
Francis Coppola, @CoppolaFord
Film Director & Producer
 
Jean-Michel Cousteau, @JMCousteau
President & Chairman, Open Futures Society
 
Dr Wade Davis, @authorwadedavis
BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk, University of British Columbia
 
Dr Sylvia Earle, @SylviaEarle
President & Chairman, Mission Blue: The Sylvia Earle Alliance, Oceanographer
 
President Tommy Esang Remengesau, Jr, @TommyRemengesau
President, Republic of Palau
 
Jane Fonda, @JaneFonda
American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model and fitness guru
 
Pope Francis
Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State
 
Peter Gabriel, @itspetergabriel
Singer and Entertainer, Member, The Elders
 
Bill Gates, @BillGates
Founder, Microsoft
 
Jane Goodall, @janegoodallinst
Founder, The Goodall Institute
 
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
Bangladeshi social worker, the founder and chairman of BRAC
 
Hina Jilani, @HinaJilani
Member, The Elders
 
Graeme Kelleher, @graempa
Former Chairman & CEO, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
 
Ban Ki-Moon
Member, The Elders
 
Henry Kissinger, @DrKissingerPhD
American statesman, political scientist, diplomat and geopolitical consultant
 
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, 
Australian film actress, Aboriginal activist and politician
 
Ricardo Lagos,  @RicardoLagos
Member, The Elders
 
Dalai Lama, @DalaiLama
Spiritual Leader
 
Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
 
Sven Lindblad, @SvenLEX
Conservationist, Explorer and CEO, Lindblad Expeditions
 
Gerry Lopez, @saxgerry
Actor & Yogi
 
Betty White
American actress and comedian
 
Graca Machel
Member, The Elders
 
Wilma Pearl Mankiller, @mankillerdoc
First Female Cherokee
 
José María Figueres, @figuerescr
Former President, Costa Rica and Co-Chair, Global Ocean Commission
 
Alan Mulally, @AlanMulally
American engineer, business executive, and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company
 
Dr Walter Munk, @WalterMunk_
Emeritus, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 
Catherine Novelli, @CathyNovelli
Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
 
Pat O'Shane, @PatOShane1
Indigenous Australian of the Kunjandji clan of the Kuku Yalanji
 
Alanis Obomsawin
Canadian Filmaker
 
Dr Frederick Paulsen
Explorer & Chairman, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
 
Professor Bertrand Piccard, @bertrandpiccard
Explorer and Chair, Impulse Foundation
 
Sidney Poitier, @sidneypoitier
Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat
 
Paul Polman, @PaulPolman
Former CEO, Unilever
 
Mary Robinson, @MaryRobinson01
7th President of Ireland, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
 
Zhang Ruimin
CEO, Haier Group
 
Jiang Zemin
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
 
Klaus Schwab, @NobelKlaus
Founder, World Economic Forum
 
David Shaw
Managing Director, Black Point Group LP and Co-Chair, Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative
 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberian Politician
 
Ratan Tata
Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Sons
 
Faith Thomas
Former Cricket Player
 
Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein
King of Jordan
 
Nainoa Thompson, @alohanainoa
Master Navigator and President, Polynesian Voyaging Society
 
Ted Turner, @TedTurnerIII
American media mogul and philanthropist
 
Desmond Tutu
Member, The Elders
 
Melanne Verveer, @MelanneVerveer
Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University
 
Captain Don Walsh
Oceanographer and President, International Maritime Incorporated
 
Sir John David Swan KBE
Former Premier of Bermuda, Bermuda National Hero, entrepreneur
 
Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
 
Bob Weir, @BobWeir
Founding Member, Grateful Dead, Environmental Advocate, UN Goodwill Ambassador
  
Dr E.O Wilson
University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
 
Tadashi Yanai, @TadashiYanai
Founder & President, Fast Retailing
 
Neil Young, @Neilyoung
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Activist and Humanitarian
 
Muhammad Yunus, @DrMuhammadYunus
Bangladeshi Social Entrepreneur, Nobel Prize Winner
 
Ernesto Zedillo, @ErnestoZedilllo
Mexican economist and politician, Former President of Mexico
 
Paul David Hewson (Bono)
Musician, Philanthropist. and Activist
 
H.S.H Prince Albert 11
Reigning Monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the princely house of Grimaldi
 
H.M Queen Noor
The Queen dowager of Jordan, Board of Commissioners of the International Commission on Missing Persons