Join author Thomas Legrand for an informal conversation about his book The Politics of Being. Wisdom and Science for a New Development Paradigm (2022). Dr. Legrand joins us for the Nasr Book Prize Symposium and has offered his time to discuss his book in a small informal setting.
Thomas Legrand is a wisdom’s seeker, a social scientist and a sustainability practitioner. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics, he works on forest conservation, climate change, sustainable finance, and leadership with UN organizations, NGOs and companies. He is currently the Lead Technical Advisor for the UNDP-convened Conscious Food Systems Alliance. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book Politics of Being. Wisdom and Science for a New Development Paradigm (2022), an invitation to radically rethink our model of development. His spiritual journey began at the age of 23 with an encounter with native spirituality in Mexico, and he now lives with his wife and their two young daughters near Plum Village, the monastery of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the South West of France, his country.