International Society of Panetics

Panetics is an evolving, pan-ethical search for ways to reduce human suffering inflicted by individuals acting through governments, institutions, professions, and social groups. A synthesis of insights from East and West, it is a new approach to research, policy analysis, decision making and management.


CARL F. STOVER, the principal founding member and now Chairman of The International Society for Panetics.

Topics: General Panetics.

From 1982 until he retired, Mr. Stover was engaged in consulting services to cultural, educational, and scientific institutions and programs, both in the United States and abroad. He was "scholar in residence" at the National Academy of Public Administration from 1980 to 1982. The Academy is an honorary body of leaders in governance to which Mr. Stover was elected as a Fellow in 1969.

Between 1974 and 1980, he was associated by contract with the National Endowment for the Arts, first as director of the Cultural Resources Development Project and then as president of Cultural Resources, Inc.--non-profit enterprises committed to enriching cultural life and gaining financial support for the arts from both private and public sources.

He was president of "Federalism Seventy-Six" from 1972 to 1974 an organization which encouraged civic education and participation in observance of the USA's 200th anniversary.


and Professor of International Medical Education,

George Washington University Medical Center

Location:Washington, DC

Subjects: Medicine & Health, Ethics

Glenn W. Geelhoed received his BS and AB cum laude degrees from Calvin College and his MD cum laude from the University of Michigan. Following a Harvard surgical internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, and the Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center, he served as clinical associate and senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

He has developed both Medical Anthropology and Tropical Medicine programs within the MPH programs of George Washington University, and as GW University Professor of International Medical Education is working on the development of an international health center and international medical education program.

PHYLLIS HAYNES, ISP Public Affairs Chair

and cross-cultural communications consultant.

Location: New York City

Topics: Panetics and Cross-Cultural Communication

During her 20 years in television, Phyllis Haynes was well known as the co-host of WOR-TV's "Straight Talk" and as a network correspondent for ABC's "Evening News with Peter Jennings" and "Good Morning America."

She is a partner and principal with Inter-Change Consultants and a specialist in effective communication skills. She assists companies that plan to expand internationally to master cross-cultural communication. At the invitation of the European Union and the Hellenic Foundation she has assisted companies in the emerging marketplaces of Central and Eastern Europe. She also served as a professional specialist on the faculty of Emerson College in Boston.


Professor of Peace Studies at six

universities, Director of TRANSCEND: A Peace and Development Network headquartered in Oslo, Norway and President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Locations: Oslo,Norway; Versonnex, France; Kyoto, Japan; Washington, DC

Subjects: Peace and Development

Professor Galtung founded the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, the first of its kind in the world, in 1959. He founded the Journal of Peace Research in 1964 abd is the author of many volumes and papers in the field of peace research. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Right livelihood Award in 1987; the Norwegian Humanist Prize in 1988; the Socrates Prize for Adult Education in 1990; and the Bajaj International wqaward for Promoting Ghandian Values in in 1993. He was elected President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union and holds six honorary doctorates and is Honorary Professor at four universities.

HEINER BENKING, Consultant, Technician and Engineer

Location: Berlin, Germany

Subjects: Governance, Education, Media, Communication, General Panetics

Benking helped design the Global Change Exhibition for the German Chancellery in 1990 and since that time has served as a consultant and facilitator, writer and organizer on issues raised by that Exhibition. He has helped establish companies and foundations and has served as an intergovernmental adviser, business strategy and marketing consultant, and organized fairs and round tables to address issues of global change. He operates numerous web sites as world wide educational and discussion forums which he calls a "House Without Walls."

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Professor  SVEN B. LUNDSTEDT, Past Secretary of ISP

and Professor of Public Policy and Management at The Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, Ohio

A Founder of ISP and the Society’s past Secretary, Dr. Sven B. Lundstedt is Professor of Public Policy and Management in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Management and Human Resources in The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He graduated with AB and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago and with a Master of Science Degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He also served at Harvard as a USPHS Post Doctoral Fellow in mental health/public health. At the University of Chicago he worked closely with Professor Benjamin S. Bloom in research on the influence of learning environments on the formation of personality and human performance and took part in interdisciplinary programs in psychology, human development and education.


Location: Washington, DC

Subjects: Panetics in Government and Politics

ISP's President has organized, managed and advised major regional and community development initiatives in the United States and overseas for more than 40 years. He is currently chairman of an informal network of distinguished leaders in the fields of economic and community development who assist troubled nations, regions and communities around the world. He teaches public administration, ethics and economic development at several international institutions.


HEINER BENKING                                                                                    

Panetics Speaker Bureau (long version)

Consultant, Technician and Engineer working as a Catalyst, Ferment, and Facilitator

Location: Berlin, Germany and elsewhere Costs: Expenses and negotiable honorarium.

Topics: Governance, Media, Education & General Systems and Panetics see:

Heiner Benking (born 1951) has been a partner or facilitator to create exhibitions about the "Environment", like the Global Change touring exhibition first presented May 1990 at the German Chancellery, the "Local and Global Change" exhibition presenting the "research and co-ordination tasks of international organisations", or the "International Corner" at the UN Climate Summit 1995. He has been active at various summits as consultant, co-ordinator, advisor and has worked in projects such as: managing change and creating and executing policies for national ministries such as MOMRA and the High Executive Committee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (project management by Speerplan Town and Stateplanning Consultant), 1977-80, and as co-founder of the environmental research schema TOPOGRAMM (1987-89). He has worked as Time Management Consultant with focus on Market Research, Strategy, Marketing and Sales; special sectors included: automation, edp and the Computer Graphics industry. Clients were companies such as UNIRAS 1995-97, or much earlier he was employed by Auto-trol Technology European Support Centre 1981-83, in charge of applications and marketing of sectors ranging defence, industry, architecture, PCB Design, print (text and graphics merge now called DTP Desk Top Publishing, facilities manageent and mapping for "Europe, Mid East and Africa, 81-82, 85-87 and in charge of all the distributors already in place. He later served as European Editor of the Automation Group San Diego bi-lingual Newsletters for Germany from 1981-85; and consultant in International Management and Marketing, edp Consulting groups like pdv Management, ExperConsult, Projekt Consult 1982-91; Research centers like FAW (Research Center for Applied Knowledge Processing Ulm 1992-99 - and the Founding and Scientific Director of MMI Maastricht McLuhan Institute 1997-99 or the president of the AWS Alfred Wegener Foundation 1990-93; or the founder of the Political Club Berlin, helping him to organise policy round-tables for the Academy of Security and Co-operation in Europe (ASZE) 1988-94. New forms of Dialog and conference design and mediation methods are a vital concern for him. See Consultative (1991-)

Benking is co-founder of the terminology research centers Infoterm, University Vienna, and helped organising the Global Village, GLOABL LEARN DAY, CultH, and World of NGO Conferences, etc as part of GIVE, a section of the ZSI (Center for Social innovations in Vienna). He recently helped to establish a study group for "Social Ecology" at the Humboldt University Berlin 1999-2000. He was consultant in various projects for UN Agencies, primarily UNEP 1989-92, 94-96, and presently "scouts" ways and means of establishing a German node of the Millennium Project of AC/UNU for Berlin.

His areas range from: ? "dialogue culture" which cultivates the art of listening, co-creation and community building with people from all strands, cultures, languages,.. ? multilinguality and knowledge organisation, ? mediation and decision support making use of immersive spacial frameworks (Cognitive Panorama).

He volunteered to help organizing events for the International Peace University, Berlin, Vienna, The Earth Day at Equinox, the Global Village, World of NGO’s, and Museums* conferences, and served as co-ordinator, founding editor after being invited Creative Member of the Club of Budapest (1994-98). Heiner is member of the German UN association DGVN, the Verband Deutscher Wissenschaftler VDW, and presently considers joining the Royal Society of Arts Sciences Commerce and Manufacturing (RSA) after being invited by its President of North America (Washington).

As a concerned and engaged generalist he is like many other ISP Members concerned with the process and methods to bring people together to reduce the infliction of suffering and stimulate creativity and cheerfulness to resolve conflicts. After learning from Ralph Siu from 1996-1999 feels he should follow concepts discussed with and encouraged by ISP`s founder to create "immersive" conceptual frameworks or superstructure (his Rubics Cube of Ecology and Cognitive Panorama as designed and build in 1999) which can help to localise and present conceptual themes or Units such as Monies or Dukkha and guide as a augmented and extended sets of situation rooms to discuss and jointly experience (feel, see, and consider) issues, proportions, scales, perspectives and consequences in "self"- and other-reference schemas being called by Kids "me-", "we-", "they-", and "others- models", even when beyond the direct human "reach" or experience. He helped to make words solid with the help of children and decision makers which lead to his "magic round table conferencing method and his design, called metaphorically a "House without Walls", a "House of Eyes", or more "seriously" A House of Horizons and Perspectives.

His proposals and activities can be visited in "cyberia" or "borderland", so please read old, but of still "of high immediacy" ICSU CODATA seniors), articles such as: International Harmonisation (GeoJournal 1990):

Access issues of multi-lingual, multiple search strategies, meta-data repositories (GeoJournal 1992):

or the Mandate form the Earth Summit, on behalf of UNEP`s director North America Noel Brown (FIG 1993:

A recent review of Caldwells: Is Humanity designed... called What we should do at:

Examples of his "dialogue facilitation projects" and lectures for example at the recent World Ethics Summit:

or last years World Order Conference in Toronto:

His primary interest is not to monologue as invited speaker about his "thing", but jointly and co-creatively help to gauge the human prospectus and develop new ways based on old ways to think and act and share/care.

To get started and some overview he recommends two sites form a 1996 Conference of the Council of Europe: "NEW IDEAS in SCIENCE and ARTS – NEW SPACES for CULTURE and SOCIETY":

and a Newsletter of the International Federation of Systems Research (IFSR): which encompasses the scope and challenges we face as society when confronted by a postulated post-modern Cybercultue we face in an age of post-modernist one-way only "think". See also the statement at the UN at a media and cultural rights and responsibilities conference: and what he sees as obstacles for a "humane" society: