Autocracy Versus Democracy: How to Anticipate and Prepare for the Future

  • 07/11/2024
  • 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Santa Rosa Country Club, 333 Country Club Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401


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Autocracy Versus Democracy:  How to Anticipate and Prepare for the Future

Futurist Dr. Peter Bishop

Dr. Bishop’s sponsor is
Mike Morrison of the WACSC Program Committee.

        About the Program        

          We all look to the future -- some with more optimism than others.  But how do we think about what may lie ahead, whatever the areas -- world events, climate change, domestic issues, artificial intelligence, the renewed possibility of nuclear war?  The stakes are high indeed! 

          In July we’ll welcome Dr. Peter Bishop, the highly-regarded scholar, writer and lecturer on Futures Studies – a discipline founded decades ago but only now coming into its own. With Autocracy Vs Democracy:  How to Anticipate and Prepare for the Future, Dr. Peter Bishop will focus on Future Study techniques, and one particular area he feels very strongly about – the threat of autocracy around the world, and what democracies must do in response.

          Dr. Bishop’s says: “Learning about the future is important. That’s been my life’s work.” With his talk, we should be better prepared to navigate important issues, and be more able to imagine and create our preferred future.

        Given the timeliness of the issue, we expect a full house for this all-important program. Be sure the come with your questions.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time:  12 noon
Location: Santa Rosa Country Club
333 Country Club Drive
Santa Rose, CA 95401

The menu offers options for everyone.
At the buffet, you can choose among 
Fresh Garden Salad, Pasta and 
Herb Roasted Chicken

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About Dr. Peter Bishop               

          Peter Bishop is Founder and Executive Director of Teach the Future, which encouragers and supports educators to introduce future thinking

           into their classes. Dr. Bishop taught Future Studies at the University Houston for nearly 30 years. There, he developed important techniques for long-term forecasting and planning. He is the author of two books and numerous articles.

         A native of St. Louis, Dr. Bishop holds a BA in philosophy and math from Saint Louis University, and an MA and Phd in sociology from Michigan State.


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