Upcoming events

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

    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

    Cost: Members: $45. Want to bring a guest? Do so paying member’s low price (limit of two per member).
    Otherwise, $50 for non-members.
    Health Note: We suggest that everyone wear a mask.


    Register by Clicking on the Register Button 
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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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