Inside this Issue

Education is the premier instrument for conscious social evolution.
This issue explores the need and the opportunity for revolutionary advances in higher education. Various aspects of this topic are examined in articles by Ashok Natarajan, Ismail Serageldin, Janani Harish, Orio Giarini and Mircea Malitza, and in the report on the World Academy’s Forum on Global Higher Education conducted by WAAS at the University of California at Berkeley on October 2-3, 2013, “Reflections on the Future of Global Higher Education.”
This issue of Cadmus also continues the Academy’s exploration of a New Paradigm for Human Development. It includes contributions by Jonathan Granoff, Federico Mayor, Alexander Likhotal, F. J. Radermacher, Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, Michael Marien, Suleika Reiners, Winston Nagan, Marc Finaud and Des Browne relating to democracy, economy, ecology, employment, finance, cooperative security, global governance and rule of law presented and discussed during recent WAAS events at the United Nations in Geneva, Library of Alexandria, Washington DC and Ottawa. A new paradigm requires a new theoretical framework based on new ways of thinking. Articles in this issue by Raoul Weiler, Jüri Engelbrecht, Roberto Poli and Orio Giarini explore the emerging Sciences of Networking and Complexity as well as new insights into the creative role of uncertainty in social evolution. We hope you enjoy the issue.