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Pari Center for New Learning

The Pari Center for New Learning (PCNL) was created by Dr. F. David Peat to provide the opportunity to explore ideas and develop new skills through seminars, workshops, conferences and courses. In addition to these activities the Center has an active program of visitors that has resulted in a continuing dialogue on science, the arts, community, spirituality, education, economics, business, meaning and values. The Center's Accademia dei Pari is a round-table drawn from the sciences, arts and humanities.

The hill-top village of Pari is located in Tuscany, Italy some 25 km south of Siena. It remains in a remarkable state of preservation and its 250 inhabitants continue their traditional ways, caring for the land and celebrating the seasons. Where better to reflect on the nature of our rapidly changing world, its values and the possibilities of the future than in an environment that stretches back through millennia?

The Center maintains a close connection with Pari's village association (Sette Colli), supports Pari's economic development and helps to provide opportunities and stimulation for young people of the village.

The Center's Philosophy
From the 13th century until the High Renaissance human consciousness in Europe began to change. In part this was the result of the spread of books and the rediscovery of older texts, referred to as The New Learning. Something similar is happening today. New technologies are revolutionizing the way we work and communicate.

In such a world we all have need of a place to pause and reflect on the nature of our rapidly changing world, its values and the possibilities the future might hold. Where better than the hill-top village of Pari, an environment that stretches back through millennia. Pari is located in Tuscany, Italy some 25 km south of Siena. It is a place where people can experience both tranquillity and stimulation as they complete a project, collaborate together, engage in writing, study, or simply sit and think.

What are the Center's Activities?

The Center is involved in the following activities:

A. Courses
B. Mentoring
C. Accademia dei Pari
D. Conferences
E. Extended visits
F. Ongoing Research Projects

For comprehensive information about the Center, its programs and activities please go to the Pari Center web site. (www.paricenter.com)



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