Power and Values

The Power and Values program explores the intersection of powerful people and the values they use to exercise that power.  The Program advances values-based leadership, governance and decision making as a means to promote a more just and sustainable world.  We intentionally bring unlikely voices around common tables, engaging dialogue that challenges conventional thinking and enables leaders to tap multiple, sometimes unexpected, sources on their path to values-based leadership.


Fri, 19 Jul 2013
blogTribal America

Last year several months after the death of Trayvon Martin, Intersections’ hosted a Washington Dialogue to explore root causes of how and why Trayvon Martin ended up being stalked and shot to death while walking home through the gated community he was visiting. The small group was diverse. A black man and a black woman, an... more...

Tue, 2 Jul 2013
Plan for Serendipity and Then Help Others

The second Network for Meaning gathering, held on May 7th at the Intersections office on 5th Avenue, was one of contradictions. How can we be successful and have meaning and purpose in our work and our life? The answer to that question was provided by our three keynote speakers: Julien Gorden, Rabbi Joshua Stanton and Matuya... more...

Wed, 17 Apr 2013
Regular Order

“Settling Sam” – that was my nick-name in the mid-1970s as a young lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army. I spent four years on active duty at a time when the country was still engaged in the Viet Nam conflict, but most of my time was spent in the Office of Chief Trial Attorney in... more...

Wed, 3 Apr 2013
Share, Help and Give

I love it when seemingly totally unrelated ideas and articles come together to create a logical argument or obvious solution.  The topic is economic inequality. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that the income and wealth inequality in America — indeed in the world — is corrosive to civil society.  I... more...