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Guest Speaker to Share Ideas on Global Strategy
A specialist in long-range global strategy initiatives will give a presentation at Oklahoma City University at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series. The presentation is free to the public. Erik Peterson, senior vice president and director of the Global Strategy Institute at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), will talk about his organization’s project called “Seven Revolutions: Exploring the World of 2025.” The Seven Revolutions project seeks to identify and analyze the key challenges that policy, business and other leaders will face in the years leading to 2025 and beyond. It is an effort to promote strategic thinking on long-term trends. “The Global Strategy Institute has identified some crucial elements that the world should address,” said Harbour Winn, director of the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature at OCU. “Peterson knows as much as anyone about the global issues we face, and we’re looking forward to hearing some of his ideas.” Peterson holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis at CSIS. In 2003, he established the center’s Global Strategy Institute, dedicated to assessing long-range trends. He has lectured in 48 states and 22 countries. Educated at the Wharton School, Johns Hopkins, and Colby College, Peterson serves on a number of advisory boards including the X Prize Foundation, the Center for Global Business Studies at Penn State, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency. He served on the Global Risk Network as a fellow of the World Economic Forum. Before joining CSIS, he was director of research for Kissinger Associates, the international consulting firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The speech at OCU will be in Petree Auditorium in the Wanda L. Bass School of Music on Blackwelder Avenue and N.W. 26th Street. For more information call (405) 208-4956 or visit www.okcu.edu/speakers.