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Ten Years Hence


Seven Revolutions
Erik Peterson, Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1/14/05
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The Boomers Approach Retirement: Policies to Prepare for Growing Old in an Aging America
Robert J. Willis, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1/21/05
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Long Range Global Challenges and Their Implications for Business
Jerome Glenn, Co-author, 2004 State of the Future Report, United Nations University, 2/4/2005
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The Future of Water
George Oliver, President & CEO, GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies 2/11/2005
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Biotechnology
Dr. August Watanabe, Chairman, BioCrossroads, 2/18/2005
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Oil and Peace
Ross Pillari, President, BP of America, 3/18/2005
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Fundamentalism, Peace & the Middle East
Shibley Telhami, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 4/8/2005
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Erik Peterson is senior vice president at CSIS and director of the Seven Revolutions Initiative, a broad-based effort to forecast key trends out to the year 2025. He also holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, an endowed position named in honor of the Merrill Lynch chairman emeritus and CSIS Executive Committee member.

Peterson came to the Center from Kissinger Associates, where he was director of research. He holds an M.B.A. in international finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania , an M.A. in international law and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University , and a B.A. from Colby College . He holds the Certificate of Eastern European Studies from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and the Certificate in International Legal Studies from The Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands . His areas of expertise are: geopolitical and country risk assessment; international trade and finance; international business strategy and global strategic planning.

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Robert J. Willis, Professor of Economics, received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1971. He joined the University of Michigan in 1995 and holds joint appointments with the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. Before coming to Michigan , Professor Willis held appointments at the University of Chicago , SUNY at Stony Brook, and Stanford University .

Professor Willis is Director of the Health and Retirement Study, a large-scale nationally representative longitudinal survey of Americans over the age of 50. His research interests include labor economics, economic demography, economic development and the economics of aging. He has done research relating to economic behavior over the entire lifecycle including theoretical and empirical research on fertility; marriage, divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing, education and earnings, intergenerational transfers and determinants of poverty among elderly widows.

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Jerome C. Glenn
co-founded and directs the Millennium Project, the leading global participatory think tank supported by international organizations, governments, corporations, and NGOs which produces the internationally recognized State of the Future reports. He is the executive director of the American Council for the United Nations University; an international development consultant and author of 70 future-oriented articles and several books including Future Mind: Merging the Mystical and the Technological in the 21st Century (1989 and 1993), Linking the Future: Findhorn, Auroville, Arcosanti (1979), and co-author of Space Trek: The Endless Migration (1978 & 1979).

He invented the "Futures Wheel" forecasting technique and Futuristic Curriculum Development and was instrumental in SALT II section that banned the first space weapon. In addition, he was named by Saturday Review as among the most unusually gifted leaders of America for his pioneering work in Tropical Medicine, Future Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems.

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George Oliver
still has as much enthusiasm for his job as any new recruit. He credits that to GE's ability to keep the workplace fresh. 'This company has an extraordinary affinity for change. People who thrive in this fluid environment can have really remarkable careers.'

His own is a case in point. George joined GE as a member of the Manufacturing Development Program, a precursor to today's Operations Leadership Management Program. Just four years later, he was running one of the Aircraft Engine shops. By age 30, he was plant manager, responsible for an 800-person operation. George was promoted to VP of the Aircraft Engines in 1998, and later named President and CEO of Aircraft Engine Services, a global operation of 40 sites, with a team of 10,000 people.

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August Watanabe joined Eli Lilly in 1990 as a vice president of Lilly Research Laboratories. He was named president of Lilly Research Laboratories in 1994 and promoted to executive vice president of science and technology in 1996. Dr. Watanabe was a full-time faculty member of the department of medicine of Indiana University School of Medicine from 1972 to 1990 when he joined Lilly. From 1983 to 1990, he was professor and chairman of the department of internal medicine.

Dr. Watanabe received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Wheaton College in 1963. He received his doctor of medicine degree in 1967 from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he then served his residency in internal medicine. He did additional postgraduate work in clinical pharmacology at the Laboratory of Clinical Science of the National Institute of Mental Health and in cardiology at Indiana University Medical Center .

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Ross J. Pillari
is President of BP America. In addition to his role as the senior BP executive in the U.S.A., he is also Group Vice President for BP plc and directly accountable for its U.S. marketing operations, including a network of more than 17,000 retail stores, the industrial and commercial fuels business, and a nationwide logistics business.

Pillari joined Standard Oil of Ohio in 1972. Following the acquisition of Standard by BP in 1987, he moved to London to become General Manager of the Benelux Refining Division. After time in both London and Australia , he returned to the USA in June of 1996 in a dual role of Senior Vice President, Marketing and Oil Director - BP Oil USA .

In 1997 he returned to London as Group Vice President, Downstream Marketing. Following the merger with Amoco and the acquisition of ARCO he became the Group Vice President for the USA , UK and Continental European retail operations.

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Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland , College Park , and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. Before coming to the University of Maryland , he taught at several universities, including the University of California at Berkeley , where he received his doctorate in political science. He has served as Advisor to the US Mission to the UN (1990-91), as advisor to former Congressman Lee Hamilton, and as a member of the US delegation to the Trilateral US-Israeli-Palestinian Anti-Incitement Committee, which was mandated by the Wye River Agreements. He has served on the US Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World, which was appointed by the Department of State at the request of Congress, and he co-drafted the report of their findings, “Changing Minds, Winning Peace.”

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch. He has also served on the board of the United States Institute of Peace and was given the Distinguished International Service Award by the University of Maryland in 2002.

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