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MICHAEL MURPHY

Co-founder & Chair Emeritus, Esalen Institute

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Michael Murphy is the co‑founder and Chairman Emeritus of Esalen Institute and the author of both fiction and non‑fiction books that explore evidence for meta‑normal capacities in human beings, including Golf in the Kingdom and The Future of the Body. During his fifty- year involvement in the Human Potential Movement, he and his work have been profiled in the New Yorker and featured in many magazines and journals worldwide. A graduate of Stanford University, he was one of the first Americans to live at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India in the mid 1950s. In the 1980s, Murphy helped start a successful Soviet‑American Exchange Program, which was a premiere diplomacy vehicle for citizen‑to‑citizen Russian‑American relations. Boris Yeltsin's first visit to America In 1989, was initiated by Esalen. His other books include The Life We Are Given (co‑authored with George Leonard), The Kingdom of Shivas Irons, Jacob Atabet, An End to Ordinary History, In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports (coauthored with Rhea White), and The Physical and Psychological Effects of Meditation.

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DULCE MURPHY

CHAIR & PRESIDENT, TRACK TWO

WILLIAM POTTER

DIRECTOR, JAMES MARTIN CENTER FOR  NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES

ALEXEY ARBATOV

HEAD, CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AT THE PRIMAKOV INSTITUTE

ADLAN MARGOEV

ANALYST, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT MGIMO UNIVERSITY

DAVE MORIN

ENTREPRENEUR, INVESTOR, & PHILANTHROPIST

CASSANDRA VIETEN

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & MIND-BODY MEDICINE RESEARCHER

ROSE TENYOTKIN

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH ANALYST, CNA

GINGER THOMSON

BOARD MEMBER, TRACK TWO

JERRY BROWN

FORMER GOVERNOR, CALIFORNIA

ELENA CHERNENKO

INTERNATIONAL EDITOR, KOMMERSANT

HANNA NOTTE

SR. NON-RESIDENT SCHOLAR, JAMES MARTIN CENTER FOR NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES

MARIAN GOODELL

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER & CEO, THE BURNING MAN PROJECT

MICHAEL MURPHY

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, ESALEN INSTITUTE

SIEGFRIED S. HECKER

SENIOR FELLOW, CISAC