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Institute For Cultural Evolution
Institute for Cultural Evolution
Fostering political evolution in America
Fostering political evolution in America
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The Institute for Cultural Evolution (“ICE”) is a nonprofit 501c3 think tank based in Boulder, Colorado. Our mission is to foster political and cultural evolution in America. Our main focus as a think tank is the amelioration of hyper-partisan polarization. 

In furtherance of our mission, corresponding with the 2020 publication of our co-founder’s book, Developmental Politics, ICE is working to help establish a new “politics of culture.” This cultural approach to politics seeks to integrate positive values from across the political spectrum to create effective new forms of agreement. 

ICE is managed by its co-founders Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps. The think tank’s board of directors includes Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Daily Evolver podcast host Jeff Salzman, and serial tech entrepreneur John Street.

Founded in 2013, ICE’s political position is neither left, nor right, nor centrist. We do not undertake lobbying efforts or back political candidates, and we are not associated with any political organization or party. By remaining politically independent, ICE is able to synthesize and harmonize the values and positive goals of both the left and the right. The strategies we use to widen perspectives and integrate politically opposed viewpoints are new and unique. They are based on fresh insights into how worldviews form and how human culture evolves. By clarifying the cultural roots of hyperpolarization, our analysis provides innovative solutions to this “wicked problem.”

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Steve McIntosh
President and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution | A leader in the integral philosophy movement
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Steve McIntosh, J.D. is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself (Paragon House, 2020)He is president and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, which focuses on the cultural roots of America’s political problems.

Steve is also the author/co-author of several other books (see his profile page on this site).

Before becoming a writer and social entrepreneur, Steve had a variety of other successful careers, including founding the consumer products company Now & Zen, and practising law with one of America’s largest firms. His innovative political thinking has been featured on NPR, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Real Clear Politics, The Hill, The National Journal, and in a wide variety of other media. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School, and the University of Southern California Business School. Steve grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two sons.

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Jeff Saltzman
Founder, The Daily Evolver
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Jeff is honored to have worked for three years with his hero, Ken Wilber, in developing the Integral Institute, and their historic seminars on integral application in business, psychology and spirituality.

He is on the Board of Steve McIntosh’s (his other integral hero) think tank, The Institute for Cultural Evolution.

He is co-founder of CareerTrack Training, an adult education company he and his partner built into an international organization producing 3000+ seminars annually, and employing 300+ people.

Jeff co-founded Boulder Integral (now The Integral Center, under the leadership of Robert McNaughton), a bricks and mortar center for integral study and practice, drawing people from all over the world.

A long-time practitioner in several spiritual traditions, Jeff has taught meditation and led many retreats. He has a Masters Degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University (2006).

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Coming Soon: FREE Developmental Politics Course
Published on: 25 Apr 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Rigel Thurston

Steve McIntosh on Honoring BOTH Indigenous and European Wisdom Traditions
Published on: 29 Mar 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Rigel Thurston

Understanding Worldviews—Our Next AI Avatar Video
Published on: 6 Mar 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Taking Responsibility for the Power of Artificial Intelligence
Published on: 3 Mar 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary of the Institute for Cultural Evolution
Published on: 22 Feb 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

New article: Making Peace with America’s History By Honoring Both Indigenous and European Traditions
Published on: 22 Feb 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

We’re hiring!
Published on: 20 Jan 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Stephanie Lepp

Join the Developmental Alliance
Published on: 20 Jan 23 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Stephanie Lepp

New Article by Steve McIntosh: Does Human Nature Evolve?
Published on: 29 Dec 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Considering Deracialization
Published on: 17 Oct 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Announcing Our New Executive Director
Published on: 12 Oct 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Glenn Loury Speaks with Steve McIntosh on The Glenn Show
Published on: 2 Sep 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Evolutionary Spirituality and Developmental Politics—My Conversation with Tim Freke
Published on: 26 Aug 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Institute for Cultural Evolution News – August 9th, 2022
Published on: 9 Aug 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Kevin

Institute for Cultural Evolution May 27th Newsletter
Published on: 27 May 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Audiobook of Developmental Politics Now Available
Published on: 13 May 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Institute for Cultural Evolution May 6th Newsletter
Published on: 6 May 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

The Institute for Cultural Evolution is Hiring!
Published on: 20 Apr 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Institute for Cultural Evolution Headquarters Website is Now Live!
Published on: 13 Apr 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Article: The Politics of Pride and Shame
Published on: 6 Mar 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

We’re changing the name of our online magazine to “The Developmentalist”
Published on: 26 Feb 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Check out Steve McIntosh, Jeff Salzman, and Diane Hamilton on Rebel Wisdom for their Integral Panel 2022
Published on: 25 Feb 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Carter Phipps’ Newest Article Critiquing “Don’t Look Up” Has Been Published in the Post-Progressive Post
Published on: 2 Feb 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Carter Phipps’ Newest Article Critiquing “Don’t Look Up” Has Been Published in the Post-Progressive Post
Published on: 2 Feb 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Our Policy Recommendations for Homelessness in the U.S. Published
Published on: 3 Jan 22 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

This Giving Tuesday, Give Upstream
Published on: 18 Nov 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Critique of the Week on the Post-Progressive Post
Published on: 28 Oct 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Critique of the Week on the Post-Progressive Post
Published on: 28 Oct 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

K-12 Public Education in the U.S. Issue Position Published
Published on: 26 Oct 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Partner Event: Shaping an Omni-American Future
Published on: 19 Oct 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Post-Progressivism Meets Academic Philosophy
Published on: 14 Oct 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Announcing Rand Stagen as the Newest Member of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Board of Directors
Published on: 1 Oct 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Course From Our Partners: Stepping Up
Published on: 17 Sep 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard


Published on: 10 Sep 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Win-Win-Win Issue Position on Climate Change Published
Published on: 4 Sep 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

The Institute for Cultural Evolution has a new Board Member and Fellow
Published on: 3 Aug 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Mercy & Justice
Published on: 27 Jul 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Competition & Cooperation
Published on: 27 Jul 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Real & Ideal
Published on: 23 Jul 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Liberty & Equality
Published on: 22 Jul 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Critique of the Week: George Packer’s Four Americas
Published on: 9 Jul 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Announcing the launch of the Post-Progressive Post!
Published on: 28 Jun 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Updated Charts: Polarities on the Left and Right
Published on: 15 Jun 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Our Course on Post-Progressive Politics is Making Great Progress
Published on: 27 Mar 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Come Join ICE at IEC 2021
Published on: 4 Mar 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

New Post-Progressive Inquiries on the Daily Evolver Podcast
Published on: 24 Feb 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Josh Leonard

Turning the Page on a New Chapter in American History
Published on: 20 Jan 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

My New Article: WHY CENTRISM FAILS
Published on: 6 Jan 21 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Post-Progressive Inquiries: New Podcast Series by ICE and the Daily Evolver
Published on: 5 Dec 20 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

ICE Director John Mackey Talks Post-Progressivism with AEI President
Published on: 5 Dec 20 in Institute for Cultural Evolution – Website by Steve McIntosh

Starting on May 1, we are offering our 9-part course, “Becoming Part of the Solution: A Course In Developmental Politics,” taught by Institute President Steve McIntosh, for free. This course …Read more
The Left wants to honor Indigenous wisdom traditions in the wake of colonialism and scientism. The Right wants to defend America’s moral heritage and traditional social norms. What do both …Read more
Here is our second AI avatar video on “Understanding Worldviews.” It provides a basic introduction to cultural worldviews in less than two minutes. The virtual video company would not let …Read more
Here is our first attempt at an Artificial Intelligence avatar video, titled: “Taking Responsibility for AI” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nij_WWDXHQ The post Taking Responsibility for the Power of Artificial Intelligence appeared first on …Read more
Ten years ago today, February 22, 2013, our nonprofit organization was officially founded by Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps. We’re deeply grateful to all who’ve helped us create a think …Read more
I argue that the Biden administration’s push to mandate the inclusion of “traditional indigenous ecological knowledge” in Federal policymaking opens the door for greater respect and inclusion of “traditional European …Read more
The Institute for Cultural Evolution is hiring! We’re recruiting for a Communications Manager and an Operations Assistant. We’re looking for people who are excited to grow with us. Might there …Read more
The Developmental Alliance is a growing community of people who identify with the emerging developmental perspective on politics and culture. We meet for Zoom conversations every second Wednesday of the …Read more
Just published in the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s online political magazine, The Developmentalist, a substantial new article by me: Does Human Nature Evolve? “The key question surrounding the concept of …Read more
We’re pleased to announce a new article by Institute for Cultural Evolution Senior Fellow Greg Thomas: Considering Deracialization: A Response to Glenn Loury and Clifton Roscoe Read it now on …Read more
We’re excited to welcome our organization’s new Executive Director: Stephanie Lepp. Stephanie will work closely with our President and Board of Directors to bring the Institute of Cultural Evolution think …Read more
I’m excited to share my latest podcast with Glenn Loury on The Glenn Show. Professor Loury is a courageous thought leader who transcends left and right. In our conversation, we discuss …Read more
I’m pleased to share the podcast conversation I recently had with philosopher and spiritual seeker Tim Freke. We discussed evolutionary spirituality and theology. Then beginning at 52:40, we had a …Read more
The Institute for Cultural Evolution is Developing! Please welcome the latest additions to our team. ­ The Institute for Cultural Evolution has hired Kevin Kretschmer as our new Communications Director. …Read more
New Article: Can We Make Governing Great Again? By Carter Phipps We’re pleased to share Carter Phipps’ latest article in The Developmentalist: Can We Make Governing Great Again? In it, he …Read more
The Institute for Cultural Evolution is pleased to announce the publication of Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself  as an audiobook. This acclaimed book of …Read more
Greg Thomas Interviewed by Glenn Loury About Cultural Evolution on The Glenn Show Institute for Cultural Evolution Senior Fellow, Greg Thomas, was recently interviewed by renowned conservative public intellectual and …Read more
The Institute is now hiring for a newly created executive position in our growing organization: Communications Director. The primary focus of this remote position is to “spread the word” in …Read more
We’re pleased to announce that our organization’s headquarters website at www.culturalevolution.org has evolved. Please check out our completely rebuilt site. In addition to a fresh look and feel, the new …Read more
I’m please to share my latest article, published on The Developmentalist: The Politics of Pride and Shame—Integrating 1776 and 1619. Here’s an excerpt: “As the result of rapid cultural evolution …Read more
In June 2021 the Institute for Cultural Evolution launched its online political magazine called The Post-Progressive Post. We liked the term “post-progressive” because it effectively communicated our cultural and political …Read more
In this wide-ranging discussion, Steve, Jeff, and Diane talk about integral philosophy, the culture war, the Intellectual Dark Web, conflict over the pandemic, the meaning crisis, and the rise of …Read more
We are pleased to announce that we have published Carter Phipps’ most recent article entitled “It’s the Comet, Stupid!” in the Post-Progressive Post. This article is a critique of the …Read more
We are pleased to announce that we have published Carter Phipps’ most recent article entitled “It’s the Comet, Stupid!” in the Post-Progressive Post. This article is a critique of the …Read more

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