The purpose of ESA's New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues is to foster and accelerate a generational transfer of leadership from boomers to millennials. These are conversations designed to empower emerging millennial leaders with the vocabulary, perspective, and respect they need to assume national institutional leadership in the next 20 years.
It is our belief that most of what is being said in the national media about millennials is both pejorative and wrong. The purpose of these dialogues is to correct this wrong. This project will involve developing fresh content, sponsoring university-based salons, and creating a national community around the New Copernican thesis. This project is being coordinated by social impact consultant and scholar John Seel.
Previous speakers in this series include "Science Mike" McHargue on "Giving Doubt a Voice" (September 2016) and his new book, Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science; Christopher West on "The Why of Sex: Sex & Spirituality" (March 2017), where West led an interactive discussion on the connection between our sexuality and our spirituality; and Vanessa Upegui on "Giving DACA a Human Face" (October 2017, watch the Facebook Live recording of the event).