Join us as we welcome author Robert Atkinson for a discussion of his acclaimed book The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness. During these chaotic times, with political divisiveness, terrorism, alarming climate changes, and an unknown future, people want answers. The Story of Our Time addresses these issues from a big-picture perspective illustrating how cycles of history coincide with built-in periods of strife and conflict, leading to transformation and renewal. Framed by 7 unifying principles that are guiding our evolutionary leap forward, this is a book that inspires readers with hope. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Books will also be available for purchase.
Dr. Atkinson is professor emeritus of cross-cultural human development and religious studies at the University of Southern Maine, and director of Story Commons. At USM, he was the first Diversity Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development (2002-2004) and a co-founding faculty of the Russell Scholars Program and the Religious Studies minor. He has also taught a week long summer course sailing the Maine coast on a traditional schooner. In the fall of 2002, he was a faculty member on the Semester at Sea around the world voyage with 30 other faculty and 600 undergraduates. He has since sailed on Semester at Sea’s Enrichment Voyages a number of times as a workshop leader.