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What Will Life Be Like in 2015?

What challenges will business and government leaders wrestle with ten years from now? What do experts now know about science, demography, economics and commerce that can help us plan for the future?

During the spring 2005 semester, the lecture series “Ten Years Hence” will give students, faculty and invited guests a unique opportunity to explore the answers to these and other questions.

“Ten Years Hence” speakers will address a variety of critical emerging issues:

Seven Revolutions
Erik Peterson, Center for Strategic & International Studies

The Boomers Approach Retirement: Policies to Prepare for Growing Old in an Aging America
Robert J. Willis, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Long Range Global Challenges and Their Implications for Business
Jerome Glenn, Co-author, 2004 State of the Future Report, United Nations University

The Future of Water
George Oliver, President & CEO, GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies

Dr. August Watanabe, Chairman, BioCrossroads

Oil and Peace
Ross Pillari, President, BP of America

Fundamentalism, Peace & the Middle East
Shibley Telhami, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Interested alumni are invited to view available lectures from the series, after they occur, in our online video archive:


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