About the Workable World Trust
The Workable World Trust was established in 2014 by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg to disseminate and promote support for the scores of proposals in Dr. Schwartzberg’s book, Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World. The Workable World Trust seeks to devise, promote and disseminate ideas conducive to the establishment of a “workable world,” a world in which

  • the rule of democratically established, binding law supplants the law of force;
  • people, not states or monarchs, are recognized as the ultimate source of sovereignty;
  • global problems lead to ecologically and economically sustainable global solutions;
  • the good of the planet takes precedence over the good of individual nations;
  • fundamental human rights are sacrosanct;
  • despite inevitable imperfections in the system of governance, systemic flexibility will provide reason to hope for continuous progress and human betterment.

Third Annual Report
The Third Annual Report was published in March, 2018 and focuses mainly on accomplishments during 2017. It also makes brief note of work undertaken during the first quarter of 2018, which will be reported upon more fully in the annual report for that year.

Download the report

Please visit the Workable World Trust website to download the reports from 2016 an 2017.

Biographies
DIRECTOR EMERITUS: Joseph E. Schwartzberg. A life-long peace and justice activist, Joe has served in leadership roles in many organizations, especially in those related to world federalism. He was one of the founders in 1995 of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers. After obtaining his PhD, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1960-64), Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India (1979-80), and the University of Minnesota (1964-2000). A prolific author, his academic specialties were in South Asia and political geography. In 2009 he was awarded the title Distinguished International Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.

DIRECTOR, Nancy Dunlavy. Nancy was trained in library science at the University of Minnesota, and worked as a reference librarian for over 25 years, at both the University of Minnesota and Honeywell’s Systems & Research Center (Minneapolis). She has been a member for over 45 years of Soka Gakkai International, a socially engaged Buddhist community. She has initiated numerous events in Minnesota relating to environmental and peace-related issues. Nancy has worked with WWT since its inception in December 2014.