COMPOSING THE FUTURE
forrest Sawyer, MASTER OF CEREMONIES: EARTH’S CALL Global event & Composing the future
Former anchor of ABC World News Sunday with Forrest Sawyer and substitute anchor of Nightline, Forrest Sawyer is one of the world’s most respected broadcast journalists who provided audiences with the vast media experience, creativity and integrity that put him at the top of his game. Whether in the field or in top anchoring positions at NBC, MSNBC, CBS and ABC News, Sawyer was never far from the front lines of what is a affecting our world today. Easily able to shape discussions in a way that transcends a simple point-counterpoint, Sawyer gets to the core of the issues in a way that allows for informed discussion and a new understanding of how today’s issues affect you and your world.
Tenzin Seldon, co-host, composing the future
Tenzin Seldon was raised in the Indian Himalayas, her family having fled there from Tibet. Ms. Seldon has spent her career advocating for disenfranchised communities, leading Climate Justice League chapters around the United States, working on negotiations with Israel and Palestine and, most recently, at the United Nations Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific. Tenzin’s work has been recognized around the world: as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and Forbes magazine “Most Likely to Impact the Next Century.” She is also recognized as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and one of OZY Magazine’s “5 Civil-Rights Leaders for a New Generation.” She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kinstep.
Jeffrey Berkus, Co-host, composing the future
Jeffrey Berkus, as lead designer and principal of Jeffrey Berkus Architects, brings a sensitive approach to the design and planning process. With over thirty years of architectural and land planning experience, his firm has a large repertoire of award-winning commercial and residential projects, which include The Doerr-Hosier Center and The Walter Isaacson Reception Center remodel and Madeleine K. Albright Pavilion at the Aspen Institute. Jeffrey is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and also serves as a Founding Board Member for the Living Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.
Jacqueline lundquist, director of protocol, Composing the future
Jacqueline Lundquist serves as Chief Serendipity Officer at WaterHealth International, a US based Social Enterprise and the global leader in providing scalable, safe and affordable water solutions to underserved communities across India and Africa.
Jacqueline has had a varied career including advertising, marketing, television journalism, development and has worked with both President HW Bush and President Bill Clinton on National Service issues. She has also co-authored several books, one with her son and two with her father.
Jacqueline lived in India for four years when her husband, Dick Celeste, served as US Ambassador to India. During her time as First Lady, she worked on a variety of issues including HIV/AIDS, breast cancer awareness and children’s education.
She resides in Colorado Springs.