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Title: 2005 University of Houston - Clear Lake Studies of the Future MS Graduate Program Natasha Vita-More, Graduate Student

Podcast Lectures Series
Featuring Leading Futurists
2005University of Houston - Clear LakeStudies
of the FutureMS Graduate ProgramNatasha
Vita-More, Graduate Student
About the Futures Podcast Lecture Series This
PowerPoint presentation is designed for students
to have a print out of each of the speakers and a
place for you to jot down your own notes about
while listening to the lectures.
Lets get started!
If you have any questions, please contact us at
the e-mail address provided on the podcast
Futurist Lecturers include Joseph Coates,
Ph.D.Jim Dator, Ph.D.Wendy L. Schultz,
Ph.D.Michele BowmanJohn L. PetersenJennifer
JarrattChristian CrewsMax More, Ph.D.Derek
Futurist Lecturer Joseph Coates, Ph.D.
Thinking About The Future
After leading Coates Jarratt, Inc. through more
than two decades of designing and delivering
studies on the future of technology, business and
government, Joe retired from the company he
founded to become a consulting futurist. In the
course of his pioneering future studies, Joe has
consulted with 45 of the Fortune 500 companies
and numerous smaller firms, scores of
professional, trade and public interest groups,
and with all levels of government.He is the
author of more than 300 articles, chapters,
papers, and publications and currently writes
columns for Technological Forecasting and Social
Change, Research and Technology Management and
Personnel Management and is on the editorial
boards of nine publications. He is co-author of
2025 Scenarios of U.S. and Global Society
Reshaped by Science and Technology (Oakhill,
1997), Future Work (Jossey Bass, 1990), What
Futurists Believe (World Future Society, 1989),
and Issues Management (Lomond, 1986). Joe was
also on the editorial board of the Encyclopedia
of the Future (Macmillan, 1996).Joe presents to
about 50 groups per year all over the world. His
speeches on the future appear in Vital Speeches
of the Day and Representative American Speeches.
For two years Joe created and hosted a program on
the future for National Public Radio, and, as an
active member of the World Future Society, he
plans, organizes, and takes part in sessions at
Society meetings.Joe was an adjunct professor
at the George Washington University, where he
taught graduate courses on the future and on
technology. His career includes work as an
analyst for a nonprofit think tank and positions
with the National Science Foundation and the U.S.
Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He
holds 19 patents from his first career as an
industrial chemist. The above text is provided by
the Joseph Coates website. 
Futurist Lecturer Joseph Coates, Ph.D.
Thinking About The Future
Futurist Lecturer Jim Dator, Ph.D.
Four Generic Images of the Futures      
Continued Growth, Collapse of Economic
Structures, Disciplined Sustainable
Society, Transformation"
James Dator, Ph.D., founded the Institute for
Alternative Futures in 1977 with Alvin Toffler
and Clement Bezold. In 1966 he taught the first
course in any U.S. university on the future. He
is currently Professor, and Head of the
Alternative Futures Graduate Option, Department
of Political Science at the University of Hawaii
and Director of the Hawaii Research Center for
Futures Studies.
He is a global leader in the futures field,
having served as the Secretary General and the
President of the World Futures Studies
Federation. He has lectured and conducted futures
workshops with several thousand general,
professional, governmental, business, as well as
futurist, audiences throughout the United States
and Canada, and in Australia, Bulgaria, China,
Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan,
Korea (North and South), Latvia, Malaysia,
Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Romania, Russia,
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and
Yugoslavia. As a futurist Dr. Dator has worked
in several major topical areas including the
media, government, space exploration and travel,
and the judiciary. Dr. Dator and his students and
graduates have pioneered the field of judicial
futures. This has included major projects in
Hawaii, as well as working with the judiciaries
in over 20 states in the U.S. as well as in the
Federated States of Micronesia, and especially
the State of Pohnpei. Prof. Dator has also
consulted extensively with other governmental,
military, business, educational, religious, and
especially many nonprofit, public-interest
organizations worldwide. He is editor or
editorial board member of the following journals
Foresight Futures Futures Research Quarterly
On the Horizon The Manoa Journal of Fried and
Half-Fried Ideas (....about the future) Police
Futurist Technological Forecasting and Social
Change and the World Futures Studies Federation
Newsletter (Editor-in-chief for seven years). Dr.
Dators studies include a BA, Cum Laude, in
Ancient and Medieval History and Philosophy from
Stetson University an MA in Political Science
from the University of Pennsylvania and his
Ph.D. in Political Science from the American
University. Before coming to the University of
Hawaii in 1969, Dr. Dator taught at Rikkyo
University (in Tokyo, Japan), Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, and the University of
Maryland. He also served as the Head of the
Futures Project of TV Ontario and Visiting
Professor at the University of Toronto.
Futurist Lecturer Jim Dator, Ph.D.
Lecture Title To Be Announced
Futurist Lecturer Wendy Schultz, Ph.D.
Read what Dr. Schultz says about her work and her
life In July 2002 I had the great fun of
drafting three essays for TechTV's Catalog of
Tomorrow I am currently adapting Catalog
content into interactive foresight exercises for
this website. From December 2001 through May
2002, I had the honor of joining my colleagues at
the Finland Futures Research Centre for a
six-month stay as a Fulbright Lecturer and
Researcher. I am very grateful to the U.S.
Fulbright Commission, the Finland Fulbright
Committee, and my colleagues in Turku for this
opportunity, and am currently organizing and
writing up the resulting research.
The Intersection Between Arts, Design,
Innovation, Turbulence and Scenario Building
From August 1996 through August 2001, I was
Visiting Assistant Professor in Studies of the
Future at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
During that time I organized two conferences,
designed and taught six different graduate
seminars, edited the five-year program review,
and served for one year as Acting Chair. My
sojourn in Houston also included co-designing and
teaching a graduate seminar on Public Health
Leadership at the University of Texas School of
Public Health. My relationship with UHCL and my
colleagues in Studies of the Future continues
with annual participation in the program's
Residential Intensive Summer Session, which
offers the Master's program in an innovative
combination of immersive, face-to-face classes in
two successive summers, joined by year-round
on-line activities. My permanent home is still
in Oxford, England my spouse, Jay Lewis, is the
Korea Foundation Lecturer in Korean Studies,
where I am currently working with a small group
of business and community futurists creating
foresight resources for business, government,
non-profit, and community leaders. Since moving
to the UK, I have also worked with the
International Space University, lecturing on
futures studies and visioning at ISU's Summer
Session 95 in Stockholm, at the inauguration of
their Master's program in October 1995 in
Strasbourg, France, and most recently at Summer
Session '02 in Los Angeles. Prior to my 1994 move
to England, I spent a decade and a half working
at the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies
(University of Hawaii's at Manoa). While there I
developed participatory workshops to enable
people to learn various futures techniques and
perspectives experientially. My research
experience has included, among other projects
designing group scenario-building for Hawaii's
planners creating a visioning process for U.S.
state courts developing Hawaii's Ocean Resource
Management Plan planning for sea level rise in
the Republic of the Marshall Islands and
forecasting world natural gas trade. I completed
my doctoral dissertation, "Futures Fluency
explorations in vision, leadership, and
creativity," in 1995, and have served as both an
Executive Council member of the World Futures
Studies Federation (WFSF) and as a Course
Director for the WFSF Futures Seminar in
Dubrovnik, Croatia. The above text is provided by
the Infinite Futures website. 
Futurist Lecturer Wendy Schultz, Ph.D.
The Intersection Between Arts, Design,
Innovation, Turbulence and Scenario Building
Futurist Lecturer Michele Bowman
The Role of Ethnofutures and Environmental
Futurist Lecturer Michele Bowman
The Role of Ethnofutures and Environmental
John L. Petersen is considered by many to be one
of the most informed futurists in the world. He
is best-known for writing and thinking about high
impact surpriseswild cardsand the process of
surprise anticipation. His current professional
involvements include the development of
sophisticated tools for anticipatory analysis and
surprise anticipation, long-range strategic
planning and helping leadership design new
approaches for dealing with the future.
Futurist Lecturer John L. Petersen
4 T's to the Future  Technology, Travel,
Terrorism Turbulence
He has led national non-profit organizations,
worked in sales, manufacturing, real estate
development, and marketing and advertising,
mostly for companies he founded. A graduate
electrical engineer, he has also promoted rock
concerts produced conventions and worked as a
disc jockey among other things. In 1989
Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a
non-profit, future-oriented research institute.
TAI operates on the premise that effective
thinking about the future is impossible without
casting a very wide net. The think tank serves
as a global agent for change by developing new
concepts, processes and tools for anticipating
the future and translating that knowledge into
better present-day decisions. Using advanced
information technology, a core group of bright
thinkers and an international network of
exceptionally curious people along with
simulations, modeling, scenario building, polling
and analysis, Arlington helps equip leaders and
organizations from many disciplines with tools
and actionable perspectives for dealing with
uncertain times. An award-winning writer,
Petersen's first book, The Road to 2015 Profiles
of the Future was awarded Outstanding Academic
Book of 1995 by CHOICE Academic Review, and
remained on The World Future Society's
best-seller list for more than a year. His latest
book, Out of the Blue How to Anticipate Wild
Cards and Big Future Surprises, was also a WFS
best-seller. His coauthored article, The Year
2000 Social Chaos or Social Transformation? was
one of the most highly acclaimed writings on Y2K.
His 1988 book-length report The Diffusion of
Power An Era of Realignment was used at the
highest levels of American government as a basis
for strategic planning. He has also written
papers on the future of national security and the
military, the future of energy and the future of
the media. The above text is provided by The
Arlington Institute website. 
Futurist Lecturer John L. Petersen
4 T's to the Future  Technology, Travel,
Terrorism Turbulence
Futurist Lecturer Jennifer Jarratt
The Professional Futurist
In nearly two decades of helping organizations,
Jennifer Jarratt and John Mahaffie, founders of
Leading Futurists, have learned how critical it
is to make the future relevant to today. They
have worked to make futures insights accessible,
meaningful, and useful to managers and
executives. Jarratt and Mahaffie were formerly
principals of Coates Jarratt, Inc., a leading
futures consultancy. They have been exploring the
future for organizations since the mid-1980s.
Organizations they serve include American
Dietetic Association, Bovis Lend Lease, The
Coca-Cola Company, Dow Chemical Company, DuPont,
General Motors, HB Fuller, The Kellogg Company,
Nabisco, Nestlé USA, Nokia, Pfizer, Procter
Gamble, Siemens, The Smithsonian Institution,
The American Society of Association Executives
Foundation, The American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, The Department of Veterans Affairs,
The National Multi Housing Council, The National
Security Agency, The U.S. Customs Service, The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The World Bank, and
YSI Inc. Leading Futurists' expertise is in
combining a comprehensive knowledge of the future
with proven skill at interpreting the signals of
change. Mahaffie and Jarratt are experts at
scenario building. They have taught the technique
over many years to executives. Together they have
authored dozens of trend studies and guidebooks
on studying the future.  Jarratt also served as a
board member for an international
association. Bio obtained from Leading Futurists
Futurist Lecturer Jennifer Jarratt
The Professional Futurist
Futurist Lecturer Christian Crews
Scenarios to Enable Strategic Conversations
Christian Crews is the Director of Futures
Strategy for Pitney Bowes, where he conducts
foresight projects such as scenario planning,
innovation workshops, environmental scanning and
strategy development.  Prior to joining Pitney
Bowes, Christian was a Director at the Waitt
Institute, where he facilitated community and
nonprofit scenario planning workshops for social
innovation and preferred futures.  Before the
institute, he developed strategy and innovation
engagements as the Long Range Planner for Toshiba
International Corp.  He has a BA in English from
the College of William and Mary, and a MS in
Future Studies from the University of Houston -
Clear Lake. 
Futurist Lecturer Christian Crews
Scenarios to Enable Strategic Conversations
Futurist Lecturer Max More, Ph.D.
The Wisdom of Structure
Max More is an internationally acclaimed
strategic futurist who writes, speaks, and
organizes events about the fundamental challenges
of emerging technologies. Max is concerned that
our rapidly developing technological capabilities
are racing far ahead of our standard ways of
thinking about future possibilities. His work
aims to improve our ability to anticipate, adapt
to, and shape the future for the better. His
academic background Max has a degree in
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from St.
Annes College, Oxford University (1984-87). He
was awarded a Deans Fellowship in Philosophy in
1987 by the University of Southern California.
Max studied and taught philosophy at USC with an
emphasis on philosophy of mind, ethics, and
personal identity, completing his Ph.D. in 1995,
As a writer, Max has authored dozens of
articles and papers on topics including how to
improve and apply critical and creative thinking,
especially about uncertain future possibilities
the ethics of biotechnology and other
technologies that directly affect humans the
philosophical implications of technological
transformations of human nature and strategic
futures thinking in business. He recently wrote
the Proactionary Principle, and is currently
working on a book, tentatively titled Beyond
Caution, that responds to resurgent neophobia
with a spirited yet balanced defense of
progress. As a speaker, Max frequently lectures
at conferences and companies, gives seminars, and
engages in debates and panel discussions on
issues surrounding the impact of emerging
technologies. Known as a highly capable
communicator, he is able to synthesize diverse
areas of knowledge and communicate the results
clearly and insightfully. As a consultant, Max
(as part of the ManyWorlds team) works with
companies and other organizations to improve
strategic futures thinking and weave it into
regular decision-making and innovation processes.
This includes analyzing the interaction of
technological trends, and developing strategic
scenarios. The above text is provided by the Max
More website. 
Futurist Lecturer Max More, Ph.D.
The Wisdom of Structure
Futurist Lecturer Derek Woodgate
The Futures Lab 
With experience as an executive on the board of
two major corporations and over 15 years Senior
Vice-President-level management and operational
responsibilities in international businesses,
Derek is widely recognized as a global specialist
in marketing, innovation, business and
futures-based consulting. He is currently on the
Board of Directors of Planet U in Dallas and
Experentis in London, England. In January 1998,
Derek set up The Futures Lab, a futures-based
consultancy, specializing in leveraging future
potential, innovation, category redefinition and
repositioning of major brands and businesses. The
Futures Lab has helped many major global
corporations across a myriad of categories. Derek
has lived and worked in eleven countries and is
at home in seven languages (English, Croatian,
French, Italian, Bulgarian, Russian and
Dutch).He graduated with a Bachelor Degree
(Hons.) from University College London, in
Contemporary Slav Studies and then gained his
Masters in Economics (concentration in
politics) from Zagreb University, a city where he
spent over ten years. He is a frequent conference
speaker, panelist and commentator on the future,
particularly with regard to youth culture and
marketing and its relevance to the future
business landscape. Derek is a prolific writer on
future-related topics, his latest book Future
Frequencies, was published in 2004, and he is
currently writing for a new release entitled
"Future Flow". He also contributed to the major
work on Burroughs Calling the Toads. Derek is a
founding member and a board member of the
Association of Professional Futurists, a member
of The World Futures Society, The World Futures
Studies Federation and is also on the Regional
Vision and Strategy Committee for Austin
2020. The above text is provided by the Futures
Lab website. 
Futurist Lecturer Derek Woodgate
The Futures Lab 
Podcast Lectures Series
Featuring Leading Futurists
I hope you enjoyed this lecture series!
2005University of Houston - Clear LakeStudies
of the FutureMS Graduate ProgramNatasha
Vita-More, Graduate Student
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