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|period=Since 2008
 
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|title=[[SDD Senior International Expert]]
 
|title=[[SDD Senior International Expert]]
|projects=[[Civil Society Dialogue Project in Cyprus]]
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|key interests=Peace and Conflict Studies, Reconciliation, Mediation<br>e-learning, m-learning, language learning
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|key interests=future, technologies, youth, media, environment, policy, peace
|degrees=BSc
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|fields=Mechanical Engineering (major): Research Program Planning, Technology Strategy, Design Methodology, Requirements Engineering, Multi-Criteria Decision Support, Systems Analysis, Process Re-design, Knowledge Engineering
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|fields=GeoSciences, Geophysics, Journalism
|universities= Northeastern University, USA <br> Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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|universities= Fachhochschule and University, Hamburg
|specializations=Project Management<br>SDD Facilitation<br>Mediation
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|specializations=independent journalist and science writer/curator, Geophysicist
 
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'''Heiner Benking'''  is a strong supporter of  [[Future Worlds Center]] and its  [[Structured Democratic Dialogue]] applications since 2008. He is the person who nominated [[Future Worlds Center]] for the [[Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center|Anna Lindh Award]] in 2010 for which [[Future Worlds Center]] received Honourable Mention for the highly-esteemed work on intercultural dialogue for the promotion of freedom and citizenship (2nd place).
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'''Heiner Benking''' is an internationally known independent journalist and science writer/curator. His background is in Geophysics. He is a strong supporter of  [[Future Worlds Center]] and its  [[Structured Democratic Dialogue]] applications since 2008. He is the person who nominated [[Future Worlds Center]] for the [[Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center|Anna Lindh Award]] in 2010 for which [[Future Worlds Center]] received Honourable Mention for the highly-esteemed work on intercultural dialogue for the promotion of freedom and citizenship (2nd place).
  
Heiner has been collaborating with [[Aleco Christakis]] , [[Yiannis Laouris]] and many of the historic figures who have pioneered in the establishment of the [[Dialogic Design Science]] and has been actively supporting events. For example, Heiner has attended the [[3rd International SDDP Facilitators Training School]], which he has promoted publishing articles, such as the [[Commentary about the 3rd International Training School for SDD]]. He has also written an article following an interview he has taken from [[Aleco Christakis]] during the school <ref>[http://www.europesworld.org/NewEnglish/Home_old/CommunityPosts/tabid/809/PostID/2711/language/en-US/Default.aspx Interview of Aleco Christakis about the School by Heiner Benking]</ref>. On earlier occasions he has also interviewd [[Aleco Christakis]] to revisit the foundational phase of the Club of Rome (1968-1970) <ref>[http://benking.de/EUROPEsWORLD Interview of Aleco Christakis about the [[Club of Rome]] by Heiner Benking]</ref>  
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Heiner has been collaborating with [[Aleco Christakis]] , [[Yiannis Laouris]] and many of the historic figures who have pioneered in the establishment of the [[Dialogic Design Science]] and has been actively supporting events. For example, Heiner has attended the [[3rd International SDDP Facilitators Training School]], which he has promoted publishing articles, such as the [[Commentary about the 3rd International Training School for SDD]]. He has also written an article following an interview he has taken from [[Aleco Christakis]] during the school <ref>[http://www.europesworld.org/NewEnglish/Home_old/CommunityPosts/tabid/809/PostID/2711/language/en-US/Default.aspx Interview of Aleco Christakis about the School by Heiner Benking]</ref>. On earlier occasions he has also interviewd [[Aleco Christakis]] to revisit the foundational phase of the Club of Rome (1968-1970) <ref>[http://benking.de/EUROPEsWORLD Interview of [[Aleco Christakis]] about the [[Club of Rome]] by Heiner Benking]</ref>  
  
  
 
===Short Bio===
 
===Short Bio===
 
Heiner's professional live can be roughly divided into four decades:
 
Heiner's professional live can be roughly divided into four decades:
* In the 70ies: studies, globetrotting, surveyor, planner;
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* In the 70ies: Globetrotting, surveyor, planner;
* In the 80ies: marketing, management and organisation consulting, market research, agementcomputer-graphics industry, raising children, environmental research and management;
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* In the 80ies: Marketing, management and organisation consulting; market research, computer-graphics industry, raising children, environmental research and management;
* In the 90ies: Global Change research and communication, summits, UN-G7 Harmonisation, environmental NGO's, Foundations, Councils, think-tanking;
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* In the 90ies: Global Change research and communication, active in summits, UN-G7 Harmonisation, environmental NGO's, Foundations, Councils, think-tanking;
* On the turn of the cenrury: EXPO 2000, future and technology studies, youth and media projects, Environmental Education and policy making, peace organisations, clubs, governance, facilitation, dialog and decision cultures, youth cross-media, independent journalist and science writer/curator.
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* On the turn of the cenrury: EXPO 2000, future and technology, youth and media projects, environmental education and policy making, peace organisations, clubs, governance, facilitation, dialog and decision cultures, youth cross-media.
  
 
The above rough "epoches" have of course overlaps, but details can be found in his Wikipedia user-page <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Benking Heiner's user-page  in Wkipedia]</ref> and his Positive Nett-Works PNW member page <ref>[http://www.euromedalex.org/node/9299 Positive Nett-Works PNW]</ref>
 
The above rough "epoches" have of course overlaps, but details can be found in his Wikipedia user-page <ref> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Benking Heiner's user-page  in Wkipedia]</ref> and his Positive Nett-Works PNW member page <ref>[http://www.euromedalex.org/node/9299 Positive Nett-Works PNW]</ref>
  
Heiner served the [[International Peace University project]] in the early 90ies and helped to establish the [[Club of Budapest]] as its first editor and international co-ordinator, after having been invited to serve as Creative Member. He worked with [[Robert Jungk]] in the early 90ies and established with Bob's collegue Rüdiger Lutz Future Lab in Basel. He presently serves in the Board of Positive Nett-Works, and IHTEC, and as secretary of the Council on Global Issues and the Tagore-Einstein-Council, he is in the founding board and in the Elders Wisdom Council of the Youth-Leader magazine <ref>[http://youth-leader.org Youth-Leader magazine Home Page]</ref>
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Heiner served the International Peace University project in the early 90ies and helped to establish the [[Club of Budapest]] as its first editor and international co-ordinator, after having been invited to serve as Creative Member. He worked with [[Robert Jungk]] in the early 90ies and established with Bob's collegue Rüdiger Lutz Future Lab in Basel.  
  
Heiner helped in the foundational phase (since 1993) to establish nodes and a cypernode and represented the Millennium Project and worked with ExperConsult and technology think- tanks like the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing (FAW) in Ulm, Germany and The Club of Budapest. He is a technician, engineer, planner, consultant, communicator and facilitator with an academic background in engineering, planning and other studies ranging from geophysics to philosophy and including regional and global modeling geo-ecology and geomorphology, and computer graphics programming. Benking has served as a consultant and facilitator, writer, curator, and organizer - maybe he is an in-betweener, gate-crasher, go-getter, and starter.
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Heiner serves in the Board of Positive Nett-Works, and IHTEC, and as secretary of the Council on Global Issues and the Tagore-Einstein-Council, he is in the founding board and in the Elders Wisdom Council of the Youth-Leader magazine <ref>[http://youth-leader.org Youth-Leader magazine Home Page]</ref>.
  
He began using maps and models 1970s as a surveyor and geophysicist in exploration and planning on a regional and national level. In the 1980s he explored the realms of mapping and modelling further by using drafting, visualization and management software. Benking participated in several global change related gatherings, exhibitions, and conferences from 1988-1995, in particular the 1990 Global Change exhibition where he helped design posters and exhibits, and has build is Cognitive Space called Rubik's Cube of Ecology to help share and negotiate "Pointers to Possibilities". [http://weturn.org/pointers-to-possibilities.html]
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Heiner's work is not only about "sharing" but "gifting" in traditional and modern times and how and why this is central to our very fabrik of society and humanity. He has published about how we encourage and give voice for long <ref>[http://weturn.org/Spoons-Beads-Birds-Phaenomenon.pdf How we encourage and give voice for long; update May 2016 in Mother Pelican - A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability]</ref>.
  
In the past ten years Benking has focussed on education and policy-making. This has led to new forms of conferencing, dialogue and projects in knowledge organization, multi-lingual repositories, metaphors as interface projects, and culture navigation - defining reference rooms for library and museum information concepts. His activity areas range from Future studies to questions related to culture, cyberculture, creativity and cognition.
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Heiner was nominated by [[Future Worlds Center]] for the [[Anna Lindh Foundation]], EuroMed Dialogue Award 2012: Youth for Change, Social Justice and a Shared Development <ref>[http://benking.de/futures/HEINER-Nomination%20ALF%20Award-Benking-SUBMITTED.pdf Heiner Benking Nomination]</ref>, for which he was successfully "short-listed".
 
 
For more details pls visit Heiner's BLOG: [http://quergeist.info], the 21stCenturyAgora jumppage [http://21stCenturyAgora.org], his OPEN-FORUM dialog formats jump-page [http://open-forum.de], and his WIKIPEDIA User page (needs update !!): [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Benking]
 
and as recently retrieved (10/2011) quite incomplete publications as collected by Google Scholar: [http://benking.de/scholar/GOOGLE_SCHOLAR_October_2011%20_Heiner_Benking.htm]. He updates in his e-mail Signature File "hot" links and recent papers: [http://benking.de/hot/hot.html] recommended is the Youth Media portal Youth-Leader (http://youth-leader.org], the Anna-Lindh-Salon [http://anna-lindh-salon.de], and this TALK-COMMUNICATION video-clip http://vimeo.com/15945332 done for the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin: [http://fu-faltin.de/] or this Video from Berlin Speakers' Corner the Brandenburg gate: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzx5wXvAjbc], or the Slides and Interview at Nobel Peace Laureas gathering "breaking down new wall":[http://quergeist.net/Peace-Laueats-Climate-Berlin-Oslo-selection.pdf] or at the Earthfocus Foundation in Geneva: [http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmp663_heiner-benking-interview_tech]
 
 
 
His work is not only about "sharing" but "gifting" in traditional and modern times and how and why this is central to our very fabrik of society and humanity. He has published obout how we encourage and give voice for long: http://weturn.org/Spoons-Beads-Birds-Phaenomenon.pdf An update is due in May 2016 in <b>Mother Pelican - A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability</b> as the foundational and third part covering his work from many aspects: [http://pelicanweb.org/searchresults.html?cx=010446234064063335212%3A-r60rvqu0t8&cof=FORID%3A11&q=benking&sa=Search]
 
 
 
Heiner nominated Yiannis Laouris (FWC) in 2010 for the [[Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center]]. 2 years later Yiannis Laouris nominated [http://benking.de/futures/HEINER-Nomination%20ALF%20Award-Benking-SUBMITTED.pdf] Heiner Benking (CV) [http://benking.de/futures/CV-Benking-ALF-2012_SUBMITTED.pdf] for the Anna-Lindh-Foundation  '''EuroMed Dialogue Award 2012''': '''Youth for Change, Social Justice and a Shared Development''' successfully, Heiner was "short-listed"...
 
  
 
===External Links===
 
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* [http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/loversofdemocracy/pursuitofwisdom.pdf &  http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/loversofdemocracy/Some_points.htm and later the GLOBAL AGORAs:  
 
* [http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/loversofdemocracy/pursuitofwisdom.pdf &  http://sunsite.utk.edu/FINS/loversofdemocracy/Some_points.htm and later the GLOBAL AGORAs:  
 
* [http://benking.de/open-forum/OF_Background_paper_5.html 21st Century Agoras]  
 
* [http://benking.de/open-forum/OF_Background_paper_5.html 21st Century Agoras]  
* [http://benking.de/conferencing/E-conferencing-expertise-slides-Benking.pdf Expertise Virtual Conferencing prepared for the Anna-Lindh Foundation events in Weimar and Bonn (ESD-UNESCO) <ref>http://open-forum.de/10001-Seeds.htm Weimar and Bonn (ESD-UNESCO) </ref>]
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* [http://benking.de/conferencing/E-conferencing-expertise-slides-Benking.pdf Expertise Virtual Conferencing prepared for the Anna-Lindh Foundation events in Weimar and Bonn (ESD-UNESCO) <ref>[http://open-forum.de/10001-Seeds.htm Weimar and Bonn (ESD-UNESCO)]</ref>]
 
* [http://benking.de/open-forum/dialog/Transcultural_Dialog_and_Peace.htm Transcultural Dialog and Peace-Making - Roundtable learning from experience during the last 40 years and new ideas]
 
* [http://benking.de/open-forum/dialog/Transcultural_Dialog_and_Peace.htm Transcultural Dialog and Peace-Making - Roundtable learning from experience during the last 40 years and new ideas]
 
* [http://www.quergeist.net/AMR-2008  UN ECOSOSC - AMR 2008]
 
* [http://www.quergeist.net/AMR-2008  UN ECOSOSC - AMR 2008]
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==Video Gallery==
 
==Video Gallery==
 
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Latest revision as of 13:16, 24 April 2018


Heiner Benking
Heiner Benking
With FWC Since 2008
Title SDD Senior International Expert
Filed(s) of study GeoSciences, Geophysics, Journalism
University(ies) Fachhochschule and University, Hamburg
Specialization(s) independent journalist and science writer/curator, Geophysicist



For a complete CV click Full CV of Heiner Benking.


Heiner Benking is an internationally known independent journalist and science writer/curator. His background is in Geophysics. He is a strong supporter of Future Worlds Center and its Structured Democratic Dialogue applications since 2008. He is the person who nominated Future Worlds Center for the Anna Lindh Award in 2010 for which Future Worlds Center received Honourable Mention for the highly-esteemed work on intercultural dialogue for the promotion of freedom and citizenship (2nd place).

Heiner has been collaborating with Aleco Christakis , Yiannis Laouris and many of the historic figures who have pioneered in the establishment of the Dialogic Design Science and has been actively supporting events. For example, Heiner has attended the 3rd International SDDP Facilitators Training School, which he has promoted publishing articles, such as the Commentary about the 3rd International Training School for SDD. He has also written an article following an interview he has taken from Aleco Christakis during the school [1]. On earlier occasions he has also interviewd Aleco Christakis to revisit the foundational phase of the Club of Rome (1968-1970) [2]


Short Bio

Heiner's professional live can be roughly divided into four decades:

  • In the 70ies: Globetrotting, surveyor, planner;
  • In the 80ies: Marketing, management and organisation consulting; market research, computer-graphics industry, raising children, environmental research and management;
  • In the 90ies: Global Change research and communication, active in summits, UN-G7 Harmonisation, environmental NGO's, Foundations, Councils, think-tanking;
  • On the turn of the cenrury: EXPO 2000, future and technology, youth and media projects, environmental education and policy making, peace organisations, clubs, governance, facilitation, dialog and decision cultures, youth cross-media.

The above rough "epoches" have of course overlaps, but details can be found in his Wikipedia user-page [3] and his Positive Nett-Works PNW member page [4]

Heiner served the International Peace University project in the early 90ies and helped to establish the Club of Budapest as its first editor and international co-ordinator, after having been invited to serve as Creative Member. He worked with Robert Jungk in the early 90ies and established with Bob's collegue Rüdiger Lutz Future Lab in Basel.

Heiner serves in the Board of Positive Nett-Works, and IHTEC, and as secretary of the Council on Global Issues and the Tagore-Einstein-Council, he is in the founding board and in the Elders Wisdom Council of the Youth-Leader magazine [5].

Heiner's work is not only about "sharing" but "gifting" in traditional and modern times and how and why this is central to our very fabrik of society and humanity. He has published about how we encourage and give voice for long [6].

Heiner was nominated by Future Worlds Center for the Anna Lindh Foundation, EuroMed Dialogue Award 2012: Youth for Change, Social Justice and a Shared Development [7], for which he was successfully "short-listed".

External Links

Video Gallery

FWC SDP gathering Limassol Heiner Benking
RD Digital Communication Strategy and Policy Mentor Heiner Benking
English/Hebrew/Arabic - Magic Roundtable Enrepreneurship Summit Lenser/Benking
Speakers Corner - Berlin / Brandenburg Gate (German)
Inovators Club - Council of Towns and Regions Magic Roundtable (German)
UNESCO - DESD Magic Roundtable

Citations