Merle Lefkoff, PhD is Founder and President of the Center for
Emergent Diplomacy (CED) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, US. She has
been a teacher, curriculum developer, consultant, and mediator for governments, civil society organizations, universities, and private industry around the world experiencing the conflicts that accompany wrenching political, social, and environmental change. Using a framework drawn from complex systems science, CED is a pioneer in testing and applying the new “adjacent possible” methodology for solving “wicked” problems and reaching sustainable agreements, particularly in ethno-religious conflicts. In 2017 Merle was Visiting Professor in Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, and Visiting Teacher in Science and Spirituality at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. She is presently assisting training and mediation in back-channel Track II negotiations between Palestinians, Israelis, and Jordanians.
Apply a transdisciplinary and cross-cultural "adjacent possible" approach to operationalizing a plan that brings the best ideas about Gross National Happiness from ideas to action.