976 Winter 2019 Future History
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Feb. 13
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Al Carroll
One of the most important benefits of studying history is the ability to predict and warn. This lecture will present both successful and unsuccessful examples of predicting the future and will use current trends and writings (including science fiction) to predict the likeliest futures of the United States and humanity in the next 25 years and beyond.
Al Carroll is associate professor of American Indian and Latin American history at Northern Virginia Community College. He received his MA from Purdue University and his PhD from Arizona State University. Previously he taught at San Antonio College and St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas, and was a Fulbright scholar in Indonesia. He is the author or editor of six books and numerous articles.