Denison Hosts Duane Elgin to Discuss 'World at the Tipping Point'
Posted: February 9, 2003
GRANVILLE -- Denison University will host author, media activist and educator Duane Elgin to discuss "The World at the Tipping Point: Leadership for a Promising Future at the Pivot of History." Set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 18) in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall, this convocation is free and open to the public.
Elgin will explore the human family's journey of awakening as it crosses the threshold into a global civilization as well as the positive and problematic aspects of its current stage. He will also address the powerful forces that are driving change as momentous "adversity trends" (such as climate change) meet equally momentous "opportunity trends" (such as the global communications revolution).
Elgin is author ofPromise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future(2000),Awakening Earth(1993) andVoluntary Simplicity(1981). He served as a senior staff member of the joint Presidential/Congressional Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, and as a senior social-scientist with SRI International, an independent research center founded as the Stanford Research Institute. He co-authored several major studies while at SRI includingAlternative Futures for Environmental Planning, Anticipating Future National and Global ProblemsandCity Size and the Quality of Life.
Elgin is project leader of the Millennium Project, an international utility designed to assist in organizing 'futures' research by continuously updating and improving humanity's thinking about the future and making that thinking available for feedback as a geographically and institutionally dispersed think tank. He is the primary author of the Millennium Project reportGlobal Consciousness Change: Indicators of an Emerging Paradigmand previously served as co-founder and director of Choosing Our Future, a non-partisan, non-profit organization created to revitalize the conversation of democracy by mobilizing our tools of mass communication.
Elgin's lecture is a preview of the Mellon-sponsored workshop he will be facilitating at Denison from May 18 to 22.
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