The Global Peace Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating practical projects to heal planet Earth on a global scale. It was conceived in 1989 by Dr Michael Ellis as a result of his association with Sir Mark Oliphant, Australia’s ‘father of science’. The global environmental change has become a focal point of international affairs where environmental preservation is needed to reduce the economic inequity which contributes to environmental destruction. Restoration of the environment requires the involvement not only of nations working together, but of the people of the world.

Effective people participation requires global education and knowledge.

The Global Peace Centre also aims to re-appraise approaches to this issue and to create a new paradigm for survival. We require a major change in human consciousness if we are to survive. Artistic, creative and innovative vision and new ways of thinking are the keys.

The Global Peace Centre draws on the expertise of leading organizations and individuals devoted to the cause of peace from Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, South America, Malta, France, Germany, India, Iran, Switzerland and Geneva.

The Executive Committee includes:

Dr Ervin Laszlo
Dr Michael Ellis (President)
Dr A.T. Ariyaratne Dr Desmond Chan
Dr Ian Dettman Dr N. S. Ravishankar
Professor Avni Sali Dr James Siow
Dr Jager Holly David Woolfson
Sherly Maria Lazarus Shourya Malhotra
Carmel Ashton Dr Wenju Cai
Vanita Dahia Dr Russell De Souza
Dr Chris Hamer Japetus
Niran Jiang Joseph Law
Callan Milne Biannca Pace
Rodger Savory Dr Keith Suter
George Besch Dr Desmond Berghofer
Fred Burke James Chen
Dr Deepak Chopra Dr Helen Caldicott
Dr Gemain Dufour Dr David Goodman
Christine Hooper Linda Hassler
Dr Cecil b. (Scott) Jones Dr Pavel Kasyanov
Dr Liliane Metz-Krencker Dr Kamran Mofid
Bob Phelps Kyla Powers
Mary Rose

International Advisory Board

Dr Deepak Chopra Linda Hassler
Dr Helen Caldicott Dr James Hurtak
Dr Keith Suter Dr Desiree Hurtak
Dr Kamran Mofid Lyn Alison
Christopher and Sheila Cooke Lesley Pocock

Biographies (executives)

Dr Ervin Laszlo
Honorary Patron
Ervin Laszlo, Docteur d’Etat (Sorbonne) is Director of the Laszlo New Paradigm Research Center, Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Founder/Co-Director of the Ervin Laszlo Institute of Advanced Study (Denmark), Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), The Polyhistor Prize of the Enrivonmental Protection Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2015) and holds Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. Author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages and about four hundred research papers and articles, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.
Dr Michael Ellis
Founder and President, Global Peace Centre, Futurist, Peace Worker, Medical Practitioner
Dr A.T. Ariyaratne
Sri Lanka
Dr A.T. Ariyaratne received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1969, the Gandhi Peace Prize from the government of India in 1996, the Niwano Peace Prize in 1992, the King Beaudoin Award and other international honours for his work in peace making and village development. In 2006, he received the Acharya Sushil Kumar International Peace Award for the year 2005. Other recipients of this award include John Polanyi and then in 2004, his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. In 2007 Ariyaratne received the Sri Lankabhimanya, the highest National Honour of Sri Lanka Dr Ariyaratne, a strong believer in Gandhian principles of non-violence, rural development and self-sacrifice, has shaped the Sarvodaya Movement in ways that forged a significant link between secular principles of development and Buddhist ideals of selflessness and compassion.
Dr Desmond Chan
Chapter Head for China and Hong Kong
Chapter Head for the Global Peace Centre for China and Hong Kong. Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Holistic Medicine, Board Certified in Naturopathic Medicine, Board Certified in Naturopathic Aesthetics, Board Certified in Alternative Medicine
President of AIAS Global
International Association for Cell Therapy Switzerland – Melbourne Chapter President
Faculty Head of UNEM /AIAS Joint Faculty of Holistic Medicine
Visiting Professor (NIIM Aust.).
Dr Ian Dettman
Global Peace Adviser and Sponsor
Dr Dettman is the Founding Director of the Australasian College of Medical Nutrition which tutors Doctors in the theory and practice of injectable nutrition
Dr N.S. Ravishankar
Chapter Head for the Global Peace Centre for India
N.S. RAVISHANKAR is an intellectual luminary and an international Banker, financial expert, economist, think tank facilitator and successful management trainer and able administrator. He has received several national and international honours including those involved in various research studies of national and international importance. He has published scores of articles in India and abroad.
Prof Avni Sali
Professor Avni Sali is the Foundation Director of National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne. He was the Founding Head of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Prior to this appointment he was Head of the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery at the Heidelberg Hospital, in Melbourne
Dr James Siow
Global Peace Ambassador
B.Sc, MBBS, BCCMT(Netherlands), BCALM(USA), BCAM(USA) FCMT(Netherlands),
Board Certified in Clinical Metal Toxicology,
Board Certified in Advanced Longevity Medicine,
Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Jager Holly
Adviser, Global Peace Centre, Certified Trainer, Master Practitioner of NLP, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy. She is also a writer and an artist. Dr Jager Holly is a Naturopath and Nutritionist specializing in Mind Body Medicine and Bio Energetic Medicine She is Co Founder of The Centre for Change and The Medical Renaissance Group. Journalist, Healer and Author
David Woolfson
Toronto, Canada
Project Co-Founder, Global Shift Mapping Project

David is a business lawyer in private practice in Toronto, Canada and also a ‘global activist’ focusing on the many challenges and opportunities before humanity today. He has initiated and been a major participant in numerous organizations and initiatives working toward a peaceful, sustainable world and future, including:

  • Co-Founder & Coordinator, World Wisdom Alliance (2006)
  • Founder & President, The Club of Budapest Canada (2006)
  • Co-conceiver & Co-Coordinator, World Wisdom Council (2004 to date)
  • Producer, Club of Budapest’s “Planetary Vision Festival” (2001)
  • Producer, “Tomorrow Today: a Planetary Vision”, CoB TV program (2001)
  • Producer, “Great Millennium Global Singalong” (2001)
  • Coordinator – Toronto Chapter, World Future Society (1998 to date)
  • Community Liaison, Beacon Millennium Canada (1998 – 2000)
  • Editor, “Jubillenium World Report” On-Line (1999 – 2000)
  • Editor, “The Millennium Report” (1998 – 1999)
  • Founder & Executive Director, Millennium Council of Canada (1996 – 1997)
  • Director, The Great Millennium Campaign (1995 – 2001)
  • Coordinator – Toronto Chapter, World Future Society (1998 to date)
  • Coordinator, “Foresight 2020 Forum” (formerly ‘Toronto 2000’) (1992 to date)
  • Proposal to 100 world artists to create the “One World Foundation” (1988)

David is dedicated to promoting new thinking and actions to address the major social and environmental challenges of our time, emphasizing ‘whole-system’ approaches and innovative solutions. The objective is to help discover a positive path to the future at this crucial time in human history. Mr. Woolfson holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (1981) and a Bachelors of Arts Degree (Honours) from York University (1977)

Working Team Australia

Sherly Maria Lazarus Studied Business Analytics at Deakin University Australia,
Software Engineer. Infotech, INDIA
Shourya Malhotra India Topper in Applied Information & Communication Technology.
Computer Science Scholar, Monash University

Executive Australia

Carmel Ashton
Ph.D, MAPS Scholar, Author of Dimensions of health, Educating for a quantum perspective
Dr Wenju Cai MSc PhD
International Expert Climate ChangeDr Wenju Cai leads research at CSIRO that is using climate change and variability predictions to maximise agricultural, urban and ecological water use opportunities
Vanita Dahia B.Pharm, Board certified Fellow in Anti ageing and Regenerative medicine, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutrition, Adv Dip Western Herbal medicine, Dip Ayurveda, Adv Dip Clinical Nutrition ( Mental Health). Director of Empowered Health, Director of Functional Pathology Academy, NutriPATH Clinical Consultant, Board member of Pharmacy Support services. Australia’s pioneer in compounding Pharmacy, international speaker, mentor and educator in integrative medicine and functional pathology. She integrates pharmaceutical compounding with her training in herbalism, homoeopathy, Ayurvedic medicine and energy medicine in her clinic and teaching commitments. Specializes in biochemical balance in neuroendocrinology.
Dr Russell De Souza Director, Continuing Care Psychiatry Program, Koonung Centreand Senior Research Fellow, Mental Health Research Institute, BoxHill, Vic., Australia. A world-first treatment for severe depression combining spirituality and psychiatry
Dr Chris Hamer Founder World Citizens Australia Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Physics, University of New South Wales.
Japetus Japetus is very well known in the Spiritual and New Age Music Industry. Jay has composed 12 inspirational albums (plus two compilations) and released them through record label
Niran Jiang Founding partner and director at the Institute of Human Excellence, Sydney.
Joseph Law Joseph Law Is the CEO of Living Greatness, a social organization whose aim is to increase happiness and well being worldwide and financial director of new Asia Pacific stock exchange. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Living Greatness: A Practical Guide to Living an Enlightened Life. He is the founder and host of the Living Greatness TV series, with the first episode featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Westpac’s CEO Gail Kelly and the Prime Minister of Bhutan.Joseph is an ambassador for Make-A-Wish Australia). As a consultant, speaker, and TV host, Joseph’s work reaches a wide audience that includes small businesses, corporations, charitable organizations, universities and government entities.
Callan Milne Website Designer/Developer/Producer, Software Engineer (web applications) & IT consultant. Owner/operator of Integrated Web Services
Biannca Pace Chairperson, Ministry for Peace Australia (Ltd). A nonprofit organisation, part of a global initiative, calling on world governments to establish Ministries or Departments of Peace worldwide.
Roger Savory Australia Rodger Savory is a Director of Savory Grassland Managment, offering consulting services to those wishing to improve their land, relationships, financial situation, and livestock. He is also an Associate Consultant with The Savory Institute.
Dr Keith Suter He is Federal Vice President UN Assoc. of Australia, President of the Australian Club of Rome and International Authority on UN Disarmament and Peace Building.

International Team

George Besch
Environmentalist, Fullbright scholar, Film maker, Educationalist and Peace Maker.
Dr Desmond Berghofer Educator, author and consultant on leadership and the creative management of change.
Desmond Berghofer and Geraldine Schwartz from 1977 to 1978 he was assistant deputy minister of advanced education with the government of Alberta.
James Chen Software Engineer, IT consultant
Germain Dufour
Physicist Earth Governance and Management ConsultantPresident the Global Community Earth Community Organization (ECO) Global Community WebNet Ltd. Spiritual Leader of the Global Community
Dr David Goodman
David Alan Goodman, a neuroscience graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of California at Irvine, has spent his productive life in innovation and set up the Newport Neuroscience Center (NNC) in southern California to discover through empirical research on the mathematics of human emotions and dreams to find the key to deciphering how the brain works.
Linda Hassler USA Institute Noetic Sciences Community Representative USA
Dr Cecil B. (Scott) Jones PhD M A Dr. Jones is founder and president of the Peace and Emergency Action Coalition for Earth. Previous to this he was co-founder and president of the Human Potential Foundation. This was established in 1989. Prior to this position he was Special Assistant to Senator Claiborne Pell from January 1985 until March 1991. Retiring as a Commander in the U.S. Navy, approximately half of his thirty-year naval career was spent in intelligence service overseas and in the United States. In post-navy careers he has taught at the university level and worked in the private sector research and development community involved in U.S. government sponsored projects
Dr Pavel Kasyanov
President of the Russian Society for Ecological Economics (RSEE) Director of the Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International Projects on Technical Assistance (Moscow. He formerly headed a subdivision at Economic Department of Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Dr Kamran Mofid UK Dr Mofid is an expert on economics and theology, the economics of the common good, and an inter-faith perspective on globalisation. Currently, he is carrying out research on religion and globalisation, including how globalisation has affected religions and how religions are affecting the globalisation process. He is also researching on how religion can be a force for good in conflict resolution and peace building, and thus to advance the understanding of religion in conflict and peace processes and to promote faith – based peacemaking.
Kyla Powers US CEO, Executive Producer, Sparkling Stars Entertainment; Author, Lyricist, and Female Half of George & Powers, Song Writing Team for SHAKE! The Musical
Ms Mary Rose – US Mary Rose CEO and Founder – Agent for social transformation
FUTURE DAWNING.ORG is a virtual Learning Center and Think Tank with a multi-dimensional focus. Our main focus is to provide a space in which individuals and organizations may come together in a cooperative effort to create a future based on sustainable living practices, evolving human consciousness, and living in peaceful co-existence.

International Advisory Board

Dr. Prof. J.J. (James) Hurtak – US
Dr Desiree Hurtak
DR. J. J. HURTAK, Ph.D., Ph.D. and Dr. DESIREE HURTAK, Ph.D., MS. Sc. are founders of The Academy For Future Science, an international non-governmental organization that works to bring cooperation between science and consciousness.
Christopher Cooke and Sheila Cooke UK 2004 – Co-Creator of ‘Be the Change’ event in London.
Christopher Cooke is a catalyst for change Christopher’s specialism in ‘Natural Systems Thinking’, is highly appreciated by clients across a wide range of Public, Private, Profit and Voluntary Sectors.