Sea Change: Cultural Evolution

“Sea Change” is Jim’s term for a period of rapidly accelerating cultural evolution. Our dominant human values move slowly but steadily towards a closer fit with reality. We gradually begin to realize the illegitimacy of racism, patriarchy, homophobia, ecological abuse, and injustice, and to embrace progressive countervailing values. Once in a great while, that slow trickle of change becomes a torrent. Is our age a time of Sea Change? (What follows is a listing of sample future lectures.)


  • Thriving in the Crosscurrent—Life in a Time of Sea Change

  • Global Citizens in an Evolving World

  • After the Pandemic: What the World Might Be like

  • The Anti-Evolutionary Eddies: Destructive Resistance to Change

  • Ten Reasons for Global Hope

Our Most Recent

Sea Change Series

“The Sea Change Summit” with Jim Kenney, Nancy Tuchman, Ahmad Sadri, and John Wasik
Peace Justice and Sustainability. Is our planet spiraling toward authoritarianism and violence, a paralyzing global wealth gap, and climate catastrophe? Find out why our distinguished panelists believe that we are undergoing a promising cultural evolutionary “sea change” in dominant human values.
Dec 19, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Global Lecture Hall (Zoom)


Jim Kenney 

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