Jim Garrison is a policy entrepreneur who has written widely about culture, politics, and social change. He is founder and President of State of the World Forum, a group that Jimmy Carter convenes, to establish a global network of leaders, citizens and institutions dedicated to action on key global problems. The Forum engages the most diverse group of individuals possible from Nobel Laureates to grassroots activists to spiritual leaders in addressing the full spectrum of human concerns. In his most recent book, America as Empire (Berrett-Koehler, 2004), Garrison examines America's responsibility as the world's Superpower to lead the effort in establishing sustainable cooperative global structures.
This lecture was presented as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.