One World Activists

The One World Activists series features social entrepreneurs, leaders, philanthropists and business owners that idealize positive lasting impacts. These selfless individuals tell their stories and inspirations for giving back. The passionately driven discussions in One World Activists focus on the powerful impact one’s voice can have -moving mountains, breaking barriers and ultimately unifying society.

About the show

HD PG-13

About Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

Visit his website at deepakchopra.com

Season 1

Fabien Cousteau
Fabien Cousteau

The Future of Our Oceans

Fabien Cousteau, world-renowned oceanographer, aquanaut and filmmaker shares his deepest passions for ocean conservancy and exploration. He discusses how the ocean feels peacefully at home to him, and even with his life’s work, there’s still endless adventures into the ocean’s depths he wishes to explore. Read more.

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Adam Braun
Adam Braun

Pencils of Promise

Featured at Google Zeitgeist, Clinton Global Initiative, UN & Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, Adam Braun’s Pencils of Promise has already built more than 100 schools in developing countries.

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Erica Ford
Erica Ford

Reshaping The Community

LIFE Camp Inc., the Love My LIFE tour, Erica Ford is notably one of the most diligent and effective activists of her generation on gun violence, even advising President Obama.

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Lauren Bush Lauren
Lauren Bush Lauren

FEED The Planet

As the granddaughter of a former President of the United States and the daughter-in-law of American designer Ralph Lauren, Lauren Bush Lauren is no stranger to community involvement and creating brands. But her familial connections are only part of the story. Lauren’s fashion brand FEED is changing the way business and global aid interact. What started as a fundraiser for the UN World Food Program has turned into a thriving business, with the mission of creating well made products that help feed the world. Read more.

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Paul Scialla
Paul Scialla

Delos Creates Market For Wellness Real Estate

As a Partner at Goldman Sachs for the past 10 years, Paul Scialla’s interest in both altruistic capitalism and in sustainability led him to found Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate.

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Georg Kell
Georg Kell

The UN Global Impact

Georg Kell is the architect & leader of the largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact.

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Jonathan Granoff
Jonathan Granoff

Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

As the President of the Global Security Institute, Jonathan Granoff has dedicated his career to global elimination of nuclear weapons. His lectures and influence emphasize the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of human development, peace and security. He sits down with Deepak Chopra to shares interesting stories that have shaped his advocacy efforts over the last decade.

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Peter Thum
Peter Thum

Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneur and founder of the social ventures Ethos Water, Liberty United, Fonderie 47, as well as on the advisory board for the Global Fund for Human Rights and FEED project., Peter Thum is an advocate for corporate responsibility, social justice, peace and businesses that improve our quality of life in a healthier more conscious way. Read more.

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Jenny Santi
Jenny Santi

Advising The Gift of Giving

From Goldie Hawn to David Foster to some of Asia's most prominent billionaires, Jenny Santi is a trusted philanthropy advisor to the world’s leading and biggest philanthropists.

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Vladimir Ermakov
Vladimir Ermakov

GlobeIn Marketplace For Local Artisan Goods

GlobeIn marketplace & micro lending platform Co-Founder & CEO Vladimir Ermakov, aims to connect the $100 billion global market of handmade goods by local artisans to the global economy.

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Nicholas Kristof
Nicholas Kristof

Exposing The Truth About Slavery

With the success of their first book, Half the Sky, Nicholas and his wife Sheryl WuDunn exposed the harsh realities of slavery and sexual exploitation that so many women and girls face worldwide. The husband and wife writing team has followed the success of that first project with the equally ambitious A Path Appears which details the ways in which individuals are fostering social change that is making a real difference on a global scale. Deepak Chopra caught up with Nick at Deepak’s home in New York City for an exclusive One World interview. Read more.

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Tara Mandal
Tara Mandal

A Young Ambassador For Wold Peace

The 12 years old granddaughter of Deepak Chopra, Tara Mandal, talks with her grandfather about her involvement in prejudice and her anti-bullying campaign. From the United Nations to the student union at her own school, Tara Mandal pioneers equality. She encourages children to play, live and study among friends with love and kindness and to stand up against bullies. As a UNICEF Young Ambassador, she has focused on Maternal Unitatus saving 50,000 lives. In the episode she shares her life’s purpose and her intention to make as many people smile as well as improve and embrace world peace.

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Season 2

Emily Abrams
Emily Abrams

Don’t Cook The Planet

Choosing meals prepared with fresh, natural ingredients isn’t just healthy, it’s good for the earth. Don’t Cook the Planet, author Emily Abrams believes climate change is her generation’s defining issue. In her book, Emily gathered an all-star collection of chefs and eco-activists to share more than 70 delicious recipes as well as tips on how to minimize carbon footprint. Read more.

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Charles Best
Charles Best

Helping Teachers Fund Materials & Experiences

Oprah’s Favorite things & “60 Most Innovative Companies in the World,” Charles Best’s DonorsChoose.org is revolutionizing education.

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Johan Ernst Nilson
Johan Ernst Nilson

Environmental Exploration

Swedish explorer, Johan Ernst Nilson’s true focus lies with coaching motivation and environmental awareness. He shares how his journey as an adventurer started, and the importance of mindset in achieving your goals. Everything is impossible until you change it. Read more.

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Sheryl Wudunn
Sheryl Wudunn

Journalism For Social Change

One of the “150 Women Who Shake the World”, Sheryl Wudunn is the 1st Asian-American reporter and together with her husband Nick Kristof the 1st couple to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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Benjamin Patton
Benjamin Patton

Leading The War Against PTSD

As General George S. Patton's grandson, Ben Patton is leading his own fight with Patton Veterans Project & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Robin Dubin Avram
Robin Dubin Avram

Creating Connected Communities For Children

Through her program LINKED, Robin Dubin Avram strives to bring together children from different backgrounds through creative and community based activities.

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Gary Hirshberg
Gary Hirshberg

Stonyfield Organic

Stonyfield Organic’s Co-Founder and Chairman, Gary Hirshberg hopes to educate and empower consumers on the benefits of organic food by advocating for mandatory GMO labeling. In this episode, learn some of the hidden and harmful practices which occur in the farming of our foods. Read more.

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Fred Matser
Fred Matser

Nonprofits For A Sustainable Environment

By founding 18 nonprofit organizations, financing over 500 projects across 55 countries in the last 30 years, Fred Matser aims at the empowerment of people in the context of a sustainable environment.

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Sensei John Mirrione
Sensei John Mirrione

How Martial Arts Can End Bullying

As a trailblazer in the national Stop Bullying Campaign, Sensei John Mirrione impacts lives by means of martial arts & the philosophy of meditation.

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Céline Cousteau
Céline Cousteau

Communicating Conservation

Celine Cousteau is an activist, advocate, explorer, and filmmaker who follows in the footsteps of her grandfather, famed explorer Jacques Cousteau in making the public at large more aware of the world we live in. Cousteau and Deepak discuss the state of the ocean today, and the ways in which she utilizes her production company, CauseCentric Productions, to share the stories of people working to make a difference around the world. Read more.

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Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan
Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan

World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan has over thirty years of experience in corporate, international organizations, academic, and non-profits sectors He shares his opinions on civil and social issues in the world today, and explains his upcoming event, organizing the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Atlanta, GA. Read more.

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Season 3

Kristopher Bronner
Kristopher Bronner

UNREAL Sets Out To Reverse Dangerous Health Fads

As Fast Company top food stories of the year, UNREAL™ founder Kris Bronner is reversing some of the most troubling health trends by “Unjunking America” with candy.

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Nancy Mahon
Nancy Mahon

The MAC HIV & AIDS Fund

Make-up and HIV/AIDS prevention are not two things that are often linked, or even discussed at the same time. But the MAC AIDS Fund is doing just that and as their Global Director, Nancy Mahon is leading the charge to help eradicate one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Read more.

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Masami Saionji
Masami Saionji

Planetary Peace

Masami Saionji has dedicated her life to the attainment and awakening of global consciousness for personal as well as planetary peace. She is regarded as a leader in the human potential movement and is highly respected as a spiritual teacher both in Japan and throughout the world, touching thousands of lives through her guidance and inspiration. Read more.

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Neil Blumenthal
Neil Blumenthal

Warby Parker's Socially Conscious Eyewear

Native New Yorker Neil Blumenthal was taught to value community at a young age while attending a Quaker school in Manhattan. Combine that with his background in international relations and conflict resolution and it’s not hard to see why Neil developed a global awareness, that has really lead to his success as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Read more.

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Noella Coursaris
Noella Coursaris

Creating Opportunity & Resources in Congo

International model and humanitarian Noella Coursaris Musunka built The Malaika School in her native Congo, providing free quality education to 202 girls and access to water for over 10,000 people.

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Ala'a Basatneh
Ala'a Basatneh

#SpeakUpforSyrianChildren

Honored by Amnesty International as Human Rights Hero, Ala’a Basatneh’s efforts in Syria have made her the main character of Hollywood feature documentary #ChicagoGirl. Born in Damascus, she was schooled and raised in Chicago. At only 19 she became an imminent link in the Syrian revolution. By means of social media she connected 100s of thousands of activists in Syria with journalists, expatriates, Syrian students studying abroad, and orchestrated lines of communication. From translation news coming from the warzones, alarming villagers of planned attacks so they would be able to escape just in time with little children, to raising awareness with the hashtag #SpeakUpforSyrianChildren. A brave young woman, Deepak Chopra thanks her for all she does for humanity at the end of his conversation with her.

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Ray Chambers
Ray Chambers

Malaria No More

There aren’t many people who have had more of a dramatic impact on the health and wellbeing of children globally than Ray Chambers. Ray Chambers was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine not for his career in private equity - though he had an illustrious and extremely lucrative career that is worthy of note in and of itself - but rather for his work on behalf of children in the developing world. Read more.

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John Kluge, Jr.
John Kluge, Jr.

Billionare Turned Activist Helping Billions

Sanitation, hunger, poverty, cyber security, John Kluge, Jr. is committed to support issues that will impact at least 1 billion people.

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Alastair Parvin
Alastair Parvin

Open-Source Architecture with WikiHouse

Pioneering the democratization of production, WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin designed open-source architecture available to 100% of the population.

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Maxine Bedat
Maxine Bedat

The Fight For Conscious Consumerism

Co-founder of Zady.com & founder of The Bootstrap Project Maxine Bedat is at the forefront of the Conscious Consumerism movement & the fight to end poverty.

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Howard Ross
Howard Ross

Leading Your Own Inner Journey

The 1st white male to hold the position of Diversity Professor at a historically black college, Howard Ross leads Inner Journey Seminars designed to help people along the path of personal development.

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Eric Lichtblau
Eric Lichtblau

Investigating America's Secret History

Pullitzer Prize winning Investigative Reporter of the New York Times Eric Lichtblau, discusses his latest book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men.

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David Gorodyansky

David Gorodyansky

With 250 million downloads globally of the HotSpot Shield privacy app, Founder & CEO David Gorodyansky protects users from snooping, unwanted tracking and other online threats like identity theft.

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