Ervin Laszlo is Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, co-Founder and Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Member of 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 author or co-author of forty-seven books translated into twenty-four languages, and the editor of another thirty volumes including a four-volume encyclopedia. Laszlo has a PhD from the Sorbonne and is the recipient of honorary Ph.D’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. He received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award in Tokyo in 2002, and the International Mandir of Peace Prize in Assisi in 2005, and the Luxembourg World Peace Prize in 2017. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.