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Join Pangea and Humanosphere in Huddle for Global Change

Humanosphere’s community is worldwide, with more than a third of its audience outside the United States. So it can be a bit of a challenge to try to get all Humanospherians together in one place at one time for a chat. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Jaclyn Schiff of Pangea Productions to do The Huddle for Global Change.

(Editor’s note: Jacci’s organization is distinctly different from my friends here in Seattle at Pangea Giving – and from the ancient supercontinent that existed a few hundred million years ago.)

So what is the Huddle? It’s a month of online conversations you can join (for a small fee, see below) featuring some of the most interesting thought leaders and innovators in the quest for a better, more equitable world.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, I will moderate the first chat, Deconstructing the Sustainable Development Goals, on the United Nations’ officially adopted global agenda for fighting poverty and inequity. My guests are:

Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel, an expert on globalization, development and African affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Economy. Hickel, the author of several books, is now working on another titled “Global Trickle Up: How Poor Countries Develop Rich Countries.”



Takumo Yamada

Takumo Yamada

Takumo Yamada, senior policy adviser at Oxfam International on the post-2015 development agenda at Oxfam International. Yamada, who is considered one of the pioneers in advancing the role of civil society in Japan, leads and coordinates Oxfam’s global advocacy on these issues.



There are as many opinions of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (aka the SDGs) as there are goals and targets in the consensus document (17 major goals, 169 targets). As Humanosphere has reported on a number of occasions, such as this flap that erupted a few months ago, the SDGs are controversial – for some, because they go too far and for others not far enough.

After this panel discussion on the SDGs, the October line-up for additional Huddles will feature speaker presentations (along with you joining in!) with Beth Flores of Impact Hub DC, Mark Horoszoski of, Shawn Humphrey on microfinance, Brendan Rigby of and Ali Wyne at RAND.

So join the Huddle and the conversations! To help support Pangea and Humanosphere, we are charging $77 to participate, which, if you do the math, ain’t that much for the entire series. Why $77 and not $75? Jaclyn tells me people like numbers that end in seven.

Come join in the Huddle!

Register Now!



About Author

Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.