Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Creator, Writer and Host of Closer To Truth
Kuhn is creator, writer and host of Closer To Truth: Cosmos, Consciousness, God, the public television / PBS series on science and philosophy (www.closertotruth.com). Cosmos (cosmology, fundamental physics, philosophy of cosmology and physics, emergence, science and religion). Consciousness (brain, mind, mind-body problem, free will, personal identity, alien intelligences, parapsychology, critical thinking). God (philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, critical thinking).
With a doctorate in brain research, Kuhn is the author or editor of over 30 books, including The Mystery of Existence: Why is there Anything At All? (co-edited with John Leslie, 2013). Kuhn’s article “Science as Democratizer” (American Scientist) argues how the scientific way of thinking can influence global society; and “Why This Universe: A Taxonomy of Possible Explanations” (Skeptic magazine) presents a universally exhaustive set of “ultimate reality generators.”
Kuhn is an international corporate strategist, investment banker and expert on China. For 25 years, he has worked with China’s senior leaders and advised the Chinese government, and he advises multinational corporations. Kuhn is a regular commentator on the BBC, CNN, CCTV, Bloomberg, CNBC, and he is featured columnist in China Daily. Kuhn is the author of How China’s Leaders Think (2011), featuring China’s new leaders (including President Xi Jinping), and The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin, China’s best-selling book of 2005.
Dr. Kuhn has an A.B. in Human Biology (Johns Hopkins), MBA (MIT Sloan School), and PhD in Anatomy / Brain Research (UCLA). He is chairman of The Kuhn Foundation.