Graeme Taylor coordinates BEST Futures (www.bestfutures.org), a family project applying evolutionary systems theory to research and model societal change. He is a researcher, lecturer and speaker and the author of Evolution's Edge: The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World, which won the Independent Publisher's 2009 Gold Medal for the book "most likely to save the planet".
Graeme has been a social activist since he began working with social justice and peace organizations in the early 1960s. Following a career as an emergency paramedic in British Columbia, he completed a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Management at Royal Roads University in Victoria, Canada. Graeme is currently an Adjunct Reader with the School of Integrative Systems, University of Queensland; an Advisor to the 2010 World Peace Festival; an Honorary Research Advisor to the Australian Peace and Conflict Centre; and a PhD Candidate at the Griffith School of Environment in Brisbane. He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Fereshteh Sadeghi, a Persian-Australian graphic designer.