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Meet us in Todi, June 22-29 2019

Cortona Friends

We are dedicated to our mission of fostering of a new generation of world leaders in this critical period of worldwide political, moral and environmental instability.

Cortona Week in Todi

The Todi edition is the sequel of Cortona Week (1985-2017), an interdisciplinary residence where graduate students and young managers from all over the world and from all disciplines are “mixed” (in addition to several critical scientists) , with artists, musicians, spiritual leaders, poets, professionals in medicine and psychology, politicians.

The aim, with the help of world known professionals and even visionaries, is to open up the horizon of the participants to the values of ecology, ethics, tolerance, internal introspection- and to the actual new frontiers of science, literature, art, economy – the full display of human experience – where life becomes a system view of interacting parts – and not an addition of single isolated domains.

We work together in round table discussions, lectures and with experiential workshops, where the participants can paint, do sculpture or music, meditation, theatre… choosing by themselves which aspects of life are more important for their own life equilibrium.

Cortona Week 2019


Disconnect between Intelligence and Consciousness in The Brave New World

Today there is worldwide concern over ecological problems and climate change in particular. A systems-view of the world shows us that pollution and climate change mutually interact, thereby spawning further crises: the loss of biodiversity, the huge wealth gap between rich and poor that forces the dispossessed to migrate towards wealthier nations, and the destabilization […]

Ethics at the edges of life: deliberation and responsibility at the frontiers of human biology?

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Computer science and spirituality

What is life? The answer appears to be in our reach but conclusion still seems far away. It is the most important question for all of us because we ourselves are life. In spiritual tradition of Vedanta, life is defined as combination of matter and spirit. Matter and spirit are two fundamentally different categories of […]