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Nick Hedlund-de Witt

Executive Director

Nick Hedlund-de Witt, M.A., is a scholar specializing in the intersection of metatheory and the cultural and psychological dimensions of global sustainability. As a Ph.D. researcher studying under Roy Bhaskar at the University of London Institute of Education, he is synthesizing Critical Realism and Integral Theory into a new metatheoretical framework for integrative knowledge production and emancipatory social research, while applying it to address global climate change. Nick has served as adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University, associate director of the Integral Ecology Center, associate organizer of the biennial Integral Theory Conference, and co-organizer of the International Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium. His articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, where he was guest editor of a special issue on Integral Research. He is currently editing a book with Roy Bhaskar and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens entitled Metatheory for the 21st-Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue (Routledge). Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Culture, Ecology, and Consciousness from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master’s in Integral Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and a (second) Master’s in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Through the course of his studies, he has received several academic honors including the Jacob Van Ek Scholar Award and the Honors Graduating Senior Scholarship Award for his undergraduate thesis. He currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with his wife and research collaborator Annick Hedlund-de Witt. Nick can be reached at: nickhedlunddewitt@metaintegral.org.

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