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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

Cortona Week is 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 Pearls 2021

Society in Flux: Choosing Paths

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Cortona Pearls 2021 Announcement

Dear members of the Cortona friends Association, we are already in December, soon will be Christmas and the New Year. We all hope that the year 2021 will be more serene than the current one, so devilled by Covid and its human and economic toll. There was no Cortona Week in 2020, we still have […]

Ready for another great adventure?

Dear friends this is the first official mail about Cortona Week 2020, and it opens with a very important news: the next Cortona Week will be held in Cortona, at the old place, Hotel Oasi Newman, from June 27 (Saturday) till July 4 (Saturday) with registration beginning on Friday 26, afternoon. This change was due […]

Cortona Week – “Science and the Wholeness of Life”

The concept Cortona Week, a Summer School named after the small medieval town in Tuscany where it was initiated, has been for over 30 years an annual interdisciplinary week-long retreat providing a systemic, interdisciplinary view of the world, targeted to graduate students and young managers. Our aim is to foster a new generation of world […]