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R659 Fall 2019 Deep Civilization: A Discussion of Humanity’s Possible Futures

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R659 Fall 2019 Deep Civilization: A Discussion of Humanity’s Possible Futures
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Oct. 22–Nov. 12
Four sessions
Instructor: Joel Ticknor

This course is based on Deep Civilization, a new essay series produced by the BBC that takes a long view of civilization and explores what the broad arc of human history means for our descendants. This course will feature readings and discussion focused on:
  • The Greatest Threat to Civilization: Short Termism
  • Nuclear War and the Future of Humanity
  • The Long, Long View of Technology
  • The Future(s) of Democracy
OLLI member Joel Ticknor is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society. He has a certificate in strategic foresight from the University of Houston. A retired CIA officer, Joel has taught national security policy at the National War College, as well as courses on financial planning and the future of our world at OLLI.
 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Location
United Christian Parish

Instructor
Joel Ticknor 

Class Fee: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/22/2019 - 11/12/2019 Weekly - Tue 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 113-115 Joel Ticknor 

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