Jerome Glenn

Executive Director — The Millennium Project

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Jerome C. Glenn, Executive Director, co-founder and CEO of The Millennium Project (established in 1996), is at the forefront of global futures research. Alongside Elizabeth Florescu and the Millennium Project Team, he has been the lead author of the “State of the Future 19.1” report and 18 additional reports over the last twenty-five years. Glenn’s extensive career includes serving as the Washington, DC, representative for the United Nations University and executive director of the American Council for the UNU from 1988 to 2007.

He was enlisted by the European Commission to contribute the AGI paper for their Horizon 2025-2027 program. Jerome is an active member of the IEEE SA’s AI governance working group P2863, focusing on setting the initial conditions, rules, and guidelines for artificial general intelligence (AGI). Glenn’s leadership spans more than 60 international futures research projects.

With over five decades in futures research, Glenn has contributed his expertise to governments, international organizations, and the private sector in areas including science and technology policy, environmental security, economics, and education, among others. He has been a keynote speaker at over 300 events worldwide, discussing various future-oriented topics.

Recent research efforts by Glenn include artificial general intelligence, UN foresight reforms, and the future of work and technology in 2050. His early career achievements include his role as Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International, focusing on economic development projects across several continents, and founding CARINET in 1983, a pioneer computer network for the developing world.

Glenn is the inventor of the “Futures Wheel” technique and has introduced several concepts and methodologies in futures research and education. He has been recognized for his contributions to tropical medicine, future-oriented education, and participatory decision-making systems, earning accolades such as being named among America’s most gifted leaders by Saturday Review in 1974. His efforts have also contributed to space exploration policy and disarmament.

He is an author and editor of numerous publications, including “Future Mind” and the “Futures Research Methodology” series. Glenn holds a BA in philosophy from American University, an MA in Teaching Social Science — Futuristics from Antioch-Putney Graduate School of Education, and pursued doctoral studies in general futures research at the University of Massachusetts. His contributions have been honored with the Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award (shared with Volodymyr Zelenskyy), among other prestigious accolades. Glenn’s multifaceted career also includes an honorary professorship and has made significant impacts in futures research and beyond.