My Vow for 2018 -- Tackling Global Challenges
 
I start off the new year with a vow to take substantial steps to address the structural inadequacies of university research... enabling young scholars to collaboratively tackle local, regional, and global challenges.

When I wrote this article last fall, it was meant to be a rallying cry for the integration of knowledge and redirection of funding to higher conceptual levels. The research center we will launch in the next two months will have this integration focus at its core -- for we must combine all that is known about the various sciences of change in order to guide the evolution of entire societies toward health, vitality, and resilience.

Onward, fellow humans!