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

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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 3

Kristopher Bronner
Kristopher Bronner

UNREAL Sets Out To Reverse Dangerous Health Fads

Kris is a co-creator of UNREAL™ Brands, a mission-based company dedicated to proving that junk food, a leading contributor to the diabetes and obesity epidemic, can be “unjunked.”

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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 deadliest diseases on the planet.

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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

Neil Blumenthal served as the Director of VisionSpring, an organization that teaches women in the developing world how to administer an eye exam while giving them the tools to distribute glasses to those who need them. Neil is also the creator of the eyewear company, Warby Parker. 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 young girls and water to 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. 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. Read more.

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Ray Chambers
Ray Chambers

Malaria No More

Ray Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who currently serves as the World Health Organization Ambassador for Global Strategy. His philanthropic efforts are diverse, with major focus areas in children global health, and mentorship. Ray’s initiative, Malaria No More successfully raised 10B for providing families with mosquito nets to stop the spread of malaria. Read more.

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John Kluge, Jr.
John Kluge, Jr.

Billionare Turned Activist Helping Billions

From sanitation, to hunger, poverty, and cyber security, John Kluge, Jr. is committed to support issues that will impact billions of people. Kluge is an active philanthropist and his angel investment firm, Eirene, is focused on solving sanitation issues through its Toilet Hackers program.

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Alastair Parvin
Alastair Parvin

Open-Source Architecture with WikiHouse

Pioneering the democratization of production, WikiHouse founder and creator of the London design firm 00 ('zero zero') is Alastair Parvin, an architectural phenom making open-source architecture design available to 100% of the population.

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Maxine Bedat
Maxine Bedat

The Fight For Conscious Consumerism

Maxine Bédat is the co-founder of Zady, an e-commerce platform and lifestyle destination for conscious consumers that believe in products with solid construction, the best materials, the lowest environmental footprint, the highest labor standards and timeless style. Read more.

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Howard Ross
Howard Ross

Leading Your Own Inner Journey

As the first white male to hold the position of Diversity Professor at a historically black college, Howard J. 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

Eric Lichtblau is an author and investigative reporter in Washington who has won two Pulitzer Prizes in journalism in writing about national security and law enforcement affairs. He is the author of the best-selling The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men Read more.

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David Gorodyansky
David Gorodyansky

AnchorFree Security

As nearly every facet of our lives becomes more and more dependent on the sharing of data and information via the internet, we become increasingly vulnerable to virtual theft. David Gorodyansky is one of the savvy businessmen who has risen to meet the demand with his software security company, AnchorFree. Read more.

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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

Sheryl WuDunn is an American business executive, writer, lecturer, and Pulitzer Prize winner. A senior banker focusing on growth companies in technology, new media and the emerging markets, WuDunn also works with double bottom line firms, alternative energy issues, and women entrepreneurs. Together with her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, Ms. WuDunn is co-author of the book, Thunder from the East and China Wakes.

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Benjamin Patton
Benjamin Patton

Leading The War Against PTSD

The grandson of the legendary World War II general George S. Patton Jr., documentary filmmaker Benjamin Patton, explores his family legacy and shares the inspirational wit and wisdom that his grandfather bestowed upon his only son and namesake with his book and organization, the Patton Veterans Project.

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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 diverse backgrounds through creative and community-based activities, giving many young people an enduring commitment to public service.

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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 creating 18 nonprofit organizations, and financing over 500 projects across 55 countries in the last 30 years, Dutch philanthropist, 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 and the philosophy of meditation. He is the founder of Harmony By Karate and the chairman of the Harmony Power Foundation. He has been training in karate for 40 years. He was bullied severely, and this led to him being a lifelong teacher who focuses on the healing aspects of the martial arts.

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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 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

Adam Braun believes that every child should have access to quality education. Featured at Google Zeitgeist, Clinton Global Initiative, UN and Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, Adam Braun’s Pencils of Promise has already built more than 100 schools in developing countries, along with programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Read more.

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Erica Ford
Erica Ford

Reshaping The Community

Through her initiatives with LIFE Camp and the Love My LIFE tour, Erica Ford is notably one of the most diligent and effective activists of her generation on gun violence. Her mission is to inspire peaceful communities through unwavering faith and an undeniable strength that the world can be a better place. Read more.

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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

Paul Scialla’s interest in both altruistic capitalism and in sustainability led him to found Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate, advocating that not only should a building be green, but it should be held to standards of sustainable construction and design to ensure top well-being.

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Georg Kell
Georg Kell

The UN Global Impact

Georg Kell Chairman of Arabesque, an Anglo-German ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitate models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of globally-listed companies. He is the founding Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. Read more.

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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

Jenny Santi is a Filipino artist, author, and philanthropy specialist based in New York. 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. She shares how giving helps everyone, from the giver to those receiving.

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Vladimir Ermakov
Vladimir Ermakov

GlobeIn Marketplace For Local Artisan Goods

As a former robotics engineer and avid lover of technology, Vladimir Ermakov wanted to use technology to fuse together social good and consumerism. As the GlobeIn marketplace and micro-lending platform co-Founder and CEO, Vladimir Ermakov aims to connect the 100-billion-dollar global market of handmade goods made 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 Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn exposed the harsh realities of slavery and sexual exploitation that so many women and girls face worldwide. Read more.

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Tara Mandal
Tara Mandal

A Young Ambassador For World Peace

Deepak Chopra’s granddaughter, Tara Mandal has instilled the wisdom of her family into her actions and moral compass through involvement in prejudice and anti-bullying campaigns. From the United Nations to the student union at her own school, Tara Mandal has become a pioneer for equality. Her campaigns inspire young communities to stand up against bullies and spread love and kindness. As a UNICEF Young Ambassador, she has focused on Maternal Unitatus, saving 50,000 lives.

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