The Ten Laws of Love and Power: Theory and Practice of Social Change

Jul 21, 2011 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

MaRS Centre, Auditorium
101 College Street
Toronto, ON

Despite their seemingly contradictory basis, power – being linked to the drive for self-realization, and love – linked to the drive to reunite the separated, the two are complementary. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”

But how do you align power and love? And how do you work to solve social challenges with groups of people that may bring to the table different quantities of power and love?

For twenty years, Adam Kahane has worked around the world on critical challenges: food security, health care, economic development, judicial reform, peacemaking and climate change. In this book, Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change, Kahane delves into the dual natures of power and love, exploring their subtle and intricate interplay. He relates how, through trial and error, he learned to work with these concepts, and offers practical guidance for others to navigate their own path.

Register today and receive a free copy of Power and Love.

This presentation is a collaboration between MaRS and SiG and marks the fourth event of the Inspiring Action for Social Impact Series. For more details about the series, visit http://sigeneration.ca/InspiringActionforSocialImpact.html

Part of the Executive Assistant Series

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. However, concessions can be made under extreme circumstances once prior approval has been vetted by the events manager. For more information, please contact events@marsdd.com

About the speaker

Adam Kahane
Reos Partners

Adam Kahane is a partner in the Massachusetts office of Reos Partners and an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford and the University of Waterloo. He is a leading organizer, designer and facilitator of processes through which business, government and civil society leaders can work together to address their toughest challenges. He has worked in more than fifty countries, in every part of the world, with executives and politicians, generals and guerrillas, civil servants and trade unionists, community activists and United Nations officials, clergy and artists.

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