Jerry Glenn

Technology Is Increasing Our Awareness and Acceptance of Social Diversity

Jerome C. Glenn

is the Director of The Millennium Project (on global futures research) of the World Federation of United Nations Associations and the Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University. He is the co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future of the Millennium Project for the past ten years. He has 35 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Forecasting Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, and his own firm, the Future Options Room. He has addressed over 200 leading universities and corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics. He was the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International involved in national strategic planning, institutional design, training, and evaluation in economic development in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He has been an independent consultant for USAID contractors, World Bank, and Futurist consultant for UNDP, UNU, UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, US/EPA, USAID, and several governments. He invented the “Futures Wheel” a futures assessment technique and Futuristic Curriculum Development. Saturday Review named him among the most unusually gifted leaders of America for his pioneering work in Tropical Medicine, Future-Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems in 1974. He was instrumental in naming the first Space Shuttle the Enterprise and banning the first space weapon (FOBS) in SALT II. His publications include over 100 future-oriented articles in publications such as the Nikkei, ADWEEK, International Tribune, LEADERS, New York Times, Foresight, Futures, Technological Forecasting, Futures Research Quarterly, and The Futurist. He is editor of Futures Research Methodology versions 1.0 and 2.0, author of Future Mind: Merging the Mystical and the Technological in the 21st Century (1989 & 1994), Linking the Future: Findhorn, Auroville, Arcosanti (1979), and co-author of Space Trek: The Endless Migration (1978 & 1979). Jerome C. Glenn has a BA in philosophy from American University and an MA in Teaching Social Science – Futuristics from Antioch Graduate School of Education (now Antioch University New England)

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