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Celebrating a decade of achievements
2011-2021

We have collaborated with a team of 34 communication scholars and practitioners and received sponsorship from three supportive universities to bring into fruition a vision of a better social world in which communication truly matters.

The website www.cosmopolis2045.com includes personal stories from imagined community leaders and outlines how significant organisations and public institutions could function for the better in the not-too-distant future.

CMMi Press was established in 2019 to publish works that inspire better communication practices for making social worlds in which we want to live. We have published three books in the Making Better Social Worlds series and established an online series of CMMi Working Papers.

The CosmoKidz program now includes 3 sets of activities for children 4-12 and CosmoTeenz (13-17) is currently under development. A CosmoKidz summer camp has been developed and implemented by teachers. Evidence-based research has occurred in the U.S. every year since CosmoKidz started. CosmoKidz puppets used in schools were made by refuges that we hired to help support them. CosmoKidz has been translated into 7 languages: English, Norwegian, Romanian, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu and Spanish All of the CosmoKidz resources are now available on a new website: cosmokidz.org

Up to 2004 Kevin Barge and Barnett Pearce identified over 100 published works falling under the rubric “Coordinated Management of Meaning.” In the last 10 years alone, since the CMM Institute was founded, we can identify a further 70 published works, along with over 45 conference papers, PhDs, MAs, and web-based articles. These most recent publications show that the practical theory of CMM continues to expand and evolve, as do the contexts in which it is used.

We have awarded a total of 68 fellowships—44 CMMi Fellows and 24 AC4 -CMMi Post-graduate Fellows—to scholars and practitioners from Albania, Brazil, Britain, Bolivia, Canada, Congo, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Scotland, United States and Virgin Islands.

fellows

publications

Grants and individual donations

When the CMMi began in 2011, our initial seed money totaled $4,206 from 30 small personal donations. Over the past 10 years, we have received $386,200 in grants/targeted donations. Cosmopolis: $98,000 CosmoKidz: $224,600 Fellows: $63,600

Board of stewards

Adler University, Clark University, Columbia University, Fielding Graduate University, Fitchburg State University, Independence Leadership Academy, Indiana University, Institute for Global Integral Competence (IFGIC), Kettering Foundation

partnerships

All of our achievements have been brought about by a dedicated group of volunteer Stewards who are passionate about making better social worlds. We thank them all, past and present:

Linda Blong, Barton Buechner, Cate Creede, John Chetro-Szivos, Jan Elliot, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Robin Frkal, Marit Eikaas Haavimb, Eerika Hedman-Phillips, Arthur Jensen, Erin Kreeger, Jeff Leinaweaver, Stephen Littlejohn, Barbara McKay, Sergej van Middendorp, Barnett and Kim Pearce, (Co-Founders), Robyn Penman, Jesse Sostrin, Rik Spann, Susan Steen, Philip Thomas and Ilene Wasserman.

We also thank Vin Jensen for his passion and commitment as our web designer and visual consultant.

Celebrating a decade of achievements
2011-2021

We have collaborated with a team of 34 communication scholars and practitioners and received sponsorship from three supportive universities to bring into fruition a vision of a better social world in which communication truly matters.

The website www.cosmopolis2045.com includes personal stories from imagined community leaders and outlines how significant organisations and public institutions could function for the better in the not-too-distant future.

The CosmoKidz program now includes 3 sets of activities for children 4-12 and CosmoTeenz (13-17) is currently under development. A CosmoKidz summer camp has been developed and implemented by teachers. Evidence-based research has occurred in the U.S. every year since CosmoKidz started. CosmoKidz puppets used in schools were made by refuges that we hired to help support them. CosmoKidz has been translated into 7 languages: English, Norwegian, Romanian, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu and Spanish All of the CosmoKidz resources are now available on a new website: cosmokidz.org

CMMi Press was established in 2019 to publish works that inspire better communication practices for making social worlds in which we want to live. We have published three books in the Making Better Social Worlds series and established an online series of CMMi Working Papers.

fellows

We have awarded a total of 68 fellowships—44 CMMi Fellows and 24 AC4 -CMMi Post-graduate Fellows—to scholars and practitioners from Albania, Brazil, Britain, Bolivia, Canada, Congo, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Scotland, United States and Virgin Islands.

publications

Up to 2004 Kevin Barge and Barnett Pearce identified over 100 published works falling under the rubric “Coordinated Management of Meaning.” In the last 10 years alone, since the CMM Institute was founded, we can identify a further 70 published works, along with over 45 conference papers, PhDs, MAs, and web-based articles. These most recent publications show that the practical theory of CMM continues to expand and evolve, as do the contexts in which it is used.

Grants and individual donations

When the CMMi began in 2011, our initial seed money totaled $4,206 from 30 small personal donations. Over the past 10 years, we have received $386,200 in grants/targeted donations. Cosmopolis: $98,000 CosmoKidz: $224,600 Fellows: $63,600

partnerships

Adler University, Clark University, Columbia University, Fielding Graduate University, Fitchburg State University, Independence Leadership Academy, Indiana University, Institute for Global Integral Competence (IFGIC), Kettering Foundation

Board of stewards

All of our achievements have been brought about by a dedicated group of volunteer Stewards who are passionate about making better social worlds. We thank them all, past and present:

Linda Blong, Barton Buechner, Cate Creede, John Chetro-Szivos, Jan Elliot, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Robin Frkal, Marit Eikaas Haavimb, Eerika Hedman-Phillips, Arthur Jensen, Erin Kreeger, Jeff Leinaweaver, Stephen Littlejohn, Barbara McKay, Sergej van Middendorp, Barnett and Kim Pearce, (Co-Founders), Robyn Penman, Jesse Sostrin, Rik Spann, Susan Steen, Philip Thomas and Ilene Wasserman.

We also thank Vin Jensen for his passion and commitment as our web designer and visual consultant.