John Bunzl is a director of an international textile company, a writer and international campaigner with a simple and powerful vision for more effective global cooperation. For over a decade he has worked with policy-makers and politicians, academics and non-governmental organizations, activists and citizens around the world to promote and inspire more effective cooperation.
From the behavioural and evolutionary science behind why we cooperate to the political implications of a world without adequate binding international agreements, John is interested in finding cooperative solutions to our most challenging problems.
In 2000 John founded the International Simultaneous Policy Organization (ISPO) and launched the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign www.simpol.org John is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has spoken at various TEDx events. He has also presented to the World Social Forum, the World Trade Organization, the Schumacher Society and at various universities including the London School of Economics.
Nick Duffell has practised psychotherapy for 30 years and is the author of a number of books. He now calls himself a psychohistorian and is committed to bridging the gap between psychological and political thinking. He is particularly interested in promoting a depth psychology perspective of issues that affect our public life very deeply such as identity and emotions, fear and vulnerability, but about which political commentators currently lack the means to properly to address.
Nick’s recent work includes ‘The Simpol Solution: A New Way to Think about Solving the World’s Biggest Problems’, with John Bunzl (Prometheus, 2018) and ‘Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion – a Psychohistory’, (Lone Arrow Press, 2014). He contributed ‘Towards Current Affairs through an Emergent Psychology of the Heart’ in ‘Humanistic Psychology: Current Trends, Future Prospects’ (Routledge, 2017) and to ‘The Political Self,’ (Karnac, 2016). He was recently made an Honorary Research Associate at University College London. He lives between London and the wilds of SW France.