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Who is Jerome C. Glenn?

Jerome C. Glenn, is a distinguished futurist and the executive director of the Millennium Project, a role he has held with distinction. His career has been marked by significant contributions to futurism and global development, including serving as the executive director of the American Council for the United Nations University from 1988 to 2007 and as the deputy director of Partnership for Productivity International. Glenn’s academic background is equally impressive, holding a BA in Philosophy from American University and an MA in Teaching Social Science from Antioch University New England, where he pioneered a futuristic curriculum. His innovative mind led to the invention of the Futures Wheel in 1972, a method for brainstorming about the future, and the coining of the term “futuring” in 1973.

Glenn’s early career was marked by his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1968 to 1970, where he focused on applying tropical medicine and management strategies to combat leprosy, earning him recognition as one of America’s most gifted leaders by the Saturday Review in 1974. He also played a pivotal role as the SYNCON coordinator for The Committee for the Future between 1973 and 1975 and was a founding partner of Future Options. Throughout his career, Jerome Glenn has been at the forefront of exploring and shaping future trends and challenges, contributing significantly to the field of futurism and global strategic planning. His work continues to inspire and guide policymakers, scholars, and leaders around the world in navigating the complexities of the future.

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