Presentation: “An Inflection Point in History” by Wayne Porter
Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Bren Hall 1414
In this talk, Dr. Porter will cover the need to recognize our strategic environment as a complex system and apply systems thinking to better explore the opportunity space in uncertainty. He will focus on the concepts of prosperity, security, and values and the need for a new national strategy and a new model of economic development to offset anthropogenic effects while addressing the three greatest challenges we face this century: food, water, and energy sustainability. He will address education, security, and development of, and access to, renewable and reusable resources.