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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