Jean Houston, Ph.D., scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Dr. Houston is noted for her ability to combine a deep knowledge of history, culture, new science, spirituality and human development into her teaching. Jean founded two universities and is the chancellor of one, Meridian University. She is the chairman of the board of Palace Theatre, the largest on Broadway in NYC.
Jean is currently at work creating outreach to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, establishing communities of practice in which people will be working to enhance their human capacities in the light of a present need and exploring creative possibilities for improving their communities. Jean is known for her inter-disciplinary perspective delivered in inspirational and humorous keynote addresses.
A prolific writer, Dr. Houston is the author of 30 books including “Jump Time”, “ A Passion for the Possible”, “Search for the Beloved”, “Life Force”, “The Possible Human”, “Public Like a Frog”, “A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story”, and “Manual of the Peacemaker”.