Sustainable Development and Human Prosperity
Explore the profound implications of sustainability for the well-being of humankind from scientific and spiritual perspectives, and build capacity to contribute to an ever-advancing civilization.
Laurent Mesbah was born and grew up in France in a multicultural background. He did research and teaching in plant genetics at the free university in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he completed his PhD. In addition Dr. Mesbah completed a certificate of advanced studies in Environmental Diplomacy at the University... See Faculty Bio
My main passion is to explore how spirituality, scientific knowledge and creativity can combine to help us develop and experiment building sustainable and plentiful human societies. With roots in Africa and Europe, I am aware that the diversity of voices and inputs is vital to this process. I am a... See Faculty Bio
I was interested in environmental issues already at a young age and became a Bahá’í when I was 17, which was the beginning of a life-long study of the Bahá’í Faith. As the environmental crisis was worsening, I began to systematically study climate change at a time when not much... See Faculty Bio
I have always been a Bahá’í, loved nature since I was taught about it in children’s classes, and set my goal to become a Bahá’í pioneer at the conference launching the Ten-year Crusade in 1953. I was finishing my Ph.D. in marine biology in 1969 when the Santa Barbara oil... See Faculty Bio