The Earth Citizens Organization (ECO) and the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) joined forces to host the “2017 Earth Citizen Peace Festival.” This event emerged as a response to the increasing threats to our planet’s ecosystem due to rapid materialistic progression and the deep questions about human value raised by the looming era of artificial intelligence. The festival underscored the significance of ‘Earth’ as a shared home for humanity and advocated for the revival of ‘natural intelligence’ over artificial intelligence.

On the festival’s second day, IBREA, intent on offering academic support to the burgeoning global Earth Citizen Movement, welcomed esteemed scholars from around the world. They organized an international symposium entitled “The Brain, Earth Citizenship, and Our Global Future” to foster academic discussion on the subject.

  • Theme: The Brain, Earth Citizenship, and Our Global Future
  • Date: January 28, 2017
  • Venue: Turner Centre, Kerikeri City, New Zealand
  • Host: IBREA
  • Program
    • The Brain and the Value of the Earth Citizen: Finding my value, the value of humankind, and the value of nature
      – Ilchi Lee, President of IBREA ▶Watch on YouTube
    • Brain Power Classroom for Empowering Future Leaders
      – Dave Beal, Program Director of Brain Power Wellness ▶Watch on Youtube
    • Success Stories from the Benjamin School for Character Education
      – Nah-Ok Kim, Principal of Benjamin School for Character Education ▶Watch on YouTube
    • How the Mind-Gut Connection Impacts Our Choices
      – Emeran A. Mayer, MD, Chair of UCLA School of Medicine Oppenheimer Center ▶Watch on YouTube
    • How natural Compounds Prevent Cancer Metastasis and Enhance Gut Health
      – Jooheon Yeon, Vice President of Korea Institute of Brain Science ▶Watch on YouTube
    • How Brain Education Can Improve Public Health
      – Reed Tuckson, MD, Specialist in public health and advisory official at the U.S. National Institutes of Health ▶Watch on YouTube
    • Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Brain Education
      – Lily George, Senior Researcher at Massey University ▶Watch on YouTube