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An Evening of Foresight
by staff writer, 05.30.03

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Dr. Richard A. Slaughter
The Colorado Springs chapter of the World Future Society hosted:

"An Evening of Foresight with"
Dr. Richard A. Slaughter

on July 8, 2003.

Dr. Richard A. Slaughter is Foundation Professor of Foresight at Swinburne University of Technology and a Director of Foresight International, in Brisbane, Australia. He has worked with a wide range of organizations in many countries and at all educational levels. He completed a PhD in Futures Studies at the University of Lancaster in 1982 and has since built a solid international reputation through futures scholarship, educational innovation, strategic foresight and the identification of a knowledge base for futures studies. He is a fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) and a professional member of the World Future Society. In 1997 he was elected to the executive council of the WFSF. In 2001 he was elected president of the leading academic futures society worldwide.

He is a prolific writer and holds several editorial positions. These include: consulting editor to Futures (Oxford, UK), board member of the Journal of Futures Studies (Tamkang University, Taiwan), board member of Foresight (Manchester, UK) and series editor of The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies (FSC, Melbourne). He is co-author of Education for the 21st Century (Routledge, 1993), author of The Foresight Principle - Cultural Recovery in the 21st Century (Praeger 1995) editor of New Thinking for a New Millennium (Routledge 1996) and co-editor of the World Yearbook of Education 1998: Futures Education (Kogan Page, London 1998). He has also published a series of futures resource books. His most recent books are Futures for the Third Millennium - Enabling the Forward View (Prospect, Sydney, 1999) and Gone Today, Here Tomorrow: Millennium Previews (Prospect, Sydney, 2000).

Prof. Slaughter is well known as author, lecturer and public speaker. He holds well-grounded and challenging views about the human prospect that have implications for individuals and organizations cross the board.

URL: http://www.childrencomefirst.com/springsfutures/foresight-slaughter.shtml

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