Founded in 2012 by Carter Phipps and Steve McIntosh, the Institute’s mission is to foster political and cultural evolution.

The Institute for Cultural Evolution (“ICE”) is a nonprofit think tank based in Boulder, Colorado. Through original research and writings; public talks and lectures; and invitational conclaves, ICE is working to better understand and influence the cultural dynamics influencing America’s hyper-partisan polarization. ICE’s approach involves applying groundbreaking insights taken from Integral philosophy, developmental psychology, evolutionary theory, and the social sciences to overcome polarization and bring about a more functional form of politics.

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