One World Activists

The One World Activists series features social entrepreneurs, leaders, philanthropists and business owners that idealize positive lasting impacts. These selfless individuals tell their stories and inspirations for giving back. The passionately driven discussions in One World Activists focus on the powerful impact one’s voice can have -moving mountains, breaking barriers and ultimately unifying society.

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About the show

Hosted by: Deepak Chopra

Music: Dennis White

151 episodes

Location: Nasdaq OMX Marketsite, Deepak Homebase, Delos Living

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

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Erica Ford

Erica Ford

LIFE Camp Inc., the Love My LIFE tour, Erica Ford is notably one of the most diligent and effective activists of her generation on gun violence, even advising President Obama.

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Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren

As the granddaughter of a former President of the United States and the daughter-in-law of American designer Ralph Lauren, Lauren Bush Lauren is no stranger to community involvement and creating brands. But her familial connections are only part of the story. Lauren’s fashion brand FEED is changing the way business and global aid interact. What started as a fundraiser for the UN World Food Program has turned into a thriving business, with the mission of creating well made products that help feed the world. Read more.

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Nancy Mahon

Nancy Mahon

Make-up and HIV/AIDS prevention are not two things that are often linked, or even discussed at the same time. But the MAC AIDS Fund is doing just that and as their Global Director, Nancy Mahon is leading the charge to help eradicate one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. Read more.

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Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim

With her unusual background and upbringing between the United States and the Middle East, Jehane Noujaim has a unique vantage point from which to film stories. In her Oscar nominated documentary The Square Noujaim follows a number of Egyptians through the ongoing Egyptian Revolution, the Arab Spring. Read more.

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Neil Blumenthal

Neil Blumenthal

Native New Yorker Neil Blumenthal was taught to value community at a young age while attending a Quaker school in Manhattan. Combine that with his background in international relations and conflict resolution and it’s not hard to see why Neil developed a global awareness, that has really lead to his success as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Read more.

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Howard Ross

Howard Ross

The 1st white male to hold the position of Diversity Professor at a historically black college, Howard Ross leads Inner Journey Seminars designed to help people along the path of personal development.

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Ala'a Basatneh

Ala'a Basatneh

Honored by Amnesty International as Human Rights Hero, Ala’a Basatneh’s efforts in Syria have made her the main character of Hollywood feature documentary #ChicagoGirl. Born in Damascus, she was schooled and raised in Chicago. At only 19 she became an imminent link in the Syrian revolution. By means of social media she connected 100s of thousands of activists in Syria with journalists, expatriates, Syrian students studying abroad, and orchestrated lines of communication. From translation news coming from the warzones, alarming villagers of planned attacks so they would be able to escape just in time with little children, to raising awareness with the hashtag #SpeakUpforSyrianChildren. A brave young woman, Deepak Chopra thanks her for all she does for humanity at the end of his conversation with her.

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Congressman Tim Ryan

Congressman Tim Ryan

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio was elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 and served as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government and the House Budget Committee which has oversight over the federal budget process. With these responsibilities, it should be no surprise that he has some experience with stress. In his book, A Mindful Nation, Congressman Ryan explores the ways that mindfulness and quiet contemplation can help recapture the American spirit. Read more.

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Ray Chambers

Ray Chambers

There aren’t many people who have had more of a dramatic impact on the health and wellbeing of children globally than Ray Chambers. Ray Chambers was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine not for his career in private equity - though he had an illustrious and extremely lucrative career that is worthy of note in and of itself - but rather for his work on behalf of children in the developing world. Read more.

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John Kluge, Jr.

John Kluge, Jr.

Sanitation, hunger, poverty, cyber security, John Kluge, Jr. is committed to support issues that will impact at least 1 billion people.

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Eric Lichtblau

Eric Lichtblau

Pullitzer Prize winning Investigative Reporter of the New York Times Eric Lichtblau, discusses his latest book The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men.

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Alastair Parvin

Alastair Parvin

Pioneering the democratization of production, WikiHouse founder Alastair Parvin designed open-source architecture available to 100% of the population.

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Paul Scialla

Paul Scialla

As a Partner at Goldman Sachs for the past 10 years, Paul Scialla’s interest in both altruistic capitalism and in sustainability led him to found Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate.

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Georg Kell

Georg Kell

Georg Kell is the architect & leader of the largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact.

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Linda Rottenberg

Linda Rottenberg

It was while in a taxi cab in Argentina that Linda Rottenberg was confronted with the fact that while the entrepreneurial spirit is something to be celebrated in the United States, this is not the case in many places across the globe. In fact, her driver, who held a degree in engineering was not even familiar with the word entrepreneur. When Linda cofounded Endeavor in 1997, it was to help people like this; people with the skills and expertise but without understanding of how to create a business. Read more.

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Adam Braun

Adam Braun

Featured at Google Zeitgeist, Clinton Global Initiative, UN & Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, Adam Braun’s Pencils of Promise has already built more than 100 schools in developing countries.

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Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof

With the success of their first book, Half the Sky, Nicholas and his wife Sheryl WuDunn exposed the harsh realities of slavery and sexual exploitation that so many women and girls face worldwide. The husband and wife writing team has followed the success of that first project with the equally ambitious A Path Appears which details the ways in which individuals are fostering social change that is making a real difference on a global scale. Deepak Chopra caught up with Nick at Deepak’s home in New York City for an exclusive One World interview. Read more.

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Sheryl Wudunn

Sheryl Wudunn

One of the “150 Women Who Shake the World”, Sheryl Wudunn is the 1st Asian-American reporter and together with her husband Nick Kristof the 1st couple to win a Pulitzer Prize.

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Benjamin Patton

Benjamin Patton

As General George S. Patton's grandson, Ben Patton is leading his own fight with Patton Veterans Project & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Yogi Cameron and Deepak Chopra discuss the benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda, in a detailed conversation around restoring your natural health with the 8 limbs of yoga, not emphasized during most yoga classes: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi. Deepak and Cameron both agree that your 5 senses always take you outward, and in other to go inward you have to edit your sensory experience in your daily life. Live by the laws of nature and you’ll be fine!

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Charles Best

Charles Best

Oprah’s Favorite things & “60 Most Innovative Companies in the World,” Charles Best’s DonorsChoose.org is revolutionizing education.

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Jenny Santi

Jenny Santi

From Goldie Hawn to David Foster to some of Asia's most prominent billionaires, Jenny Santi is a trusted philanthropy advisor to the world’s leading and biggest philanthropists.

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Vladimir Ermakov

Vladimir Ermakov

GlobeIn marketplace & micro lending platform Co-Founder & CEO Vladimir Ermakov, aims to connect the $100 billion global market of handmade goods by local artisans to the global economy.

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Sensei John Mirrione

Sensei John Mirrione

As a trailblazer in the national Stop Bullying Campaign, Sensei John Mirrione impacts lives by means of martial arts & the philosophy of meditation.

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Tara Mandal

Tara Mandal

The 12 years old granddaughter of Deepak Chopra, Tara Mandal, talks with her grandfather about her involvement in prejudice and her anti-bullying campaign. From the United Nations to the student union at her own school, Tara Mandal pioneers equality. She encourages children to play, live and study among friends with love and kindness and to stand up against bullies. As a UNICEF Young Ambassador, she has focused on Maternal Unitatus saving 50,000 lives. In the episode she shares her life’s purpose and her intention to make as many people smile as well as improve and embrace world peace.

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Catherine Zacks Gildenhorn

Catherine Zacks Gildenhorn

Writing Redefining Moments during the last 30 days of his life, the legendary Gordy Zacks appointed his daughter Catherine Zacks Gildenhorn as Editor-in-Chief and force behind the release & mission.

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Fred Matser

Fred Matser

By founding 18 nonprofit organizations, financing over 500 projects across 55 countries in the last 30 years, Fred Matser aims at the empowerment of people in the context of a sustainable environment.

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