Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Jerome Glenn

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Jerome Glenn
Jerome Glenn

Jerome C. Glenn is co-founder and Director of the Millennium Project. He is known for inventing of the Futures wheel technique and is cited as an expert on Future studies methodology by RAND Corporation. As Director of the Millennium Project, Glenn is the primary author on their annual State of the Future reports.  Glenn received a BA in Philosophy at The American University and holds an MA in Teaching Social Science focused on Futuristic Curriculum Development from the Antioch University New England. He was a doctoral candidate in futures research at the University of Massachusetts, and has two honorary doctors degrees and honorary professorship.  [More detailed biography below the fold.]

2007 State of the Future

Millenium Project
Millenium Project

State of the Future
State of the Future 2008

Millennium Project sponsors include Applied Materials, Azerbaijan Ministry of Communications, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Foundation for the Future, Republic of Korea Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait, and the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute. CIM Engineering, Smithsonian Institution, UNESCO, and World Future Society provide in-kind support.


Jerome C. Glenn is the Director of The Millennium Project (on global futures research) and the Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University. He is the co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future of the Millennium Project for the past ten years.

He has 35 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Forecasting Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, and his own firm, the Future Options Room. He has addressed over 200 leading universities and corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics.

Recent research includes: Future Education and Learning Possibilities by 2030, Global Energy Scenarios for 2020, the Future of Ethics, 2025 Science and Technology Scenarios, Middle East Peace Scenarios, and Military R&D Priorities to Reduce Health and Environmental Impacts of Nantotechnolgy.

He was the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International involved in national strategic planning, institutional design, training, and evaluation in economic development in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.  He has been an independent consultant for the World Bank, UNDP, UNU, UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, US/EPA, USAID, and several governments and corporations.

2009 Future
State of the Future 2009

He invented the “Futures Wheel” a futures assessment technique and Futuristic Curriculum Development. Saturday Review named him among the most unusually gifted leaders of America for his pioneering work in Tropical Medicine, Future-Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems in 1974. He was instrumental in naming the first Space Shuttle the Enterprise and banning the first space weapon (FOBS) in SALT II.

His publications include over 100 future-oriented articles in publications such as the Nikkei, ADWEEK, International Tribune, LEADERS, New York Times, Foresight, Futures, Technological Forecasting, Futures Research Quarterly, and The Futurist. He is editor of Futures Research Methodology versions 1.0 and 2.0, author of Future Mind: Merging the Mystical and the Technological in the 21st Century (1989 & 1994), Linking the Future: Findhorn, Auroville, Arcosanti (1979), and co-author of Space Trek: The Endless Migration (1978 & 1979).

Some of his pioneering concepts include: conscious-technology, transinstutions, tele-nations, environmental security, feminine brain drain, just-in-time knowledge and learning, information warfare, feelysis, and nodes as a management concept for interconnecting global and local views and actions,

Jerome C. Glenn has a BA in philosophy from American University, an MA in Teaching Social Science – Futuristics from Antioch Graduate School of Education (now Antioch University New England), and was a doctoral candidate in general futures research at the University of Massachusetts.

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