Jem Bendell

Before the summer of 2023, Jem was a full Professor of Sustainability Leadership and Founder of the Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria.  He is also the Founder of the Deep Adaptation Forum and the co-Founder of the International Scholars’ Warning on Societal Disruption and Collapse. A major transformation in his career began in 2017 as he took a year out to study the latest climate science, and released the Deep Adaptation paper which went viral. 

After the release of his book Breaking Together in May 2023 (available as a free download), he decided to leave employment as a full Professor in the UK. At the age of 50, he entering a new phase in life, where the development of a regenerative farm school – Bekandze Farm School – in Indonesia and playing devotional music for groups will become his main focus. In addition, he writes essays on collapse readiness and response, while giving the occasional talk, course, or interview, and publishing newsletters.

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