Jerome C. Glenn

Executive Director


Jerome C. Glenn is the co-founder (1996) and CEO of The Millennium Project (on global futures research) and lead-author with Elizabeth Florescu, and The Millennium Project Team of the State of the Future 19.1 report of The Millennium Project and 18 other State of the Future reports for the past twenty-five years. He was the Washington, DC representative for the United Nations University as executive director of the American Council for the UNU 1988-2007.

He was contracted by the EC to write the AGI paper for input to their Horizon program 2025-2027, is a Member of the IEEE SA organizational governance of artificial intelligence working group P2863,  and is currently working on the initial conditions, rules, and guardrails for artificial general intelligence (AGI). Glenn has lead more than 60 international futures research projects.

He has over 50 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Environmental Security, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Futures Research Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, Future Options Room, and the Millennium Project. He has addressed or keynoted conferences for over 300 government departments, universities, NGOs, UN organizations, and/or corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics.

His recent research includes: Artificial General Intelligence, UN Foresight reforms, and Future Work/Technology 2050. Glenn was the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International, involved in national strategic planning, institutional design, training, and evaluation in micro enterprise and economic development in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and created CARINET in 1983 as the leading computer network in the developing world (subsequently bought by CGIARnet). He has been an independent consultant for UN organizations, governments and corporations.

Jerome C. Glenn invented the “Futures Wheel” — a futures assessment technique, Futuristic Curriculum Development, and concepts such as conscious-technology, transinstutions, tele-nations, management by understanding, and definitions of environmental security, feminine brain drain, information warfare, feelysis, nodes as a management concept for interconnecting global and local views and actions, and coined the term “futuring” in 1973. Saturday Review named him among the most unusually gifted leaders of America for his pioneering work in Tropical Medicine (national Leprosy system while a Peace Corps Volunteer), Future-Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems in 1974. He was instrumental in naming the first Space Shuttle the Enterprise, banning the first space weapon (FOBS) in SALT II, and shared the 2022 Lifeboat Guardian Award with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

He has published over 200 future-oriented articles in such as the Nikkei, ADWEEK, International Tribune, LEADERS, New York Times, McGraw-Hill’s Contemporary Learning Series, Current, Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Journal, Foresight, Futures, Technological Forecasting, Futures Research Quarterly, and The Futurist. He is co-editor of Futures Research Methodology versions 1.0 to 3.0, author of Future Mind: Merging the Mystical and the Technological in the 21st Century (1989 & 1994), Linking the Future: Findhorn, Auroville, Arcosanti(1979), and co-author of Space Trek: The Endless Migration (1978 & 1979).

Glenn has a BA in philosophy from American University, an MA in Teaching Social Science – Futuristics from Antioch-Putney Graduate School of Education (now Antioch University New England), and was a doctoral candidate in general futures research at the University of Massachusetts. He received the 2022 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian prisze (shared with Volodymyr Zelenskyy); Donella Meadows Metal, Kondratieff Metal, Emerald Citation of Excellence, honorary professorship and doctor’s degrees from two universities in South America (Universidad Ricardo Palma and Universidad Franz Tamayo) and is a leading boomerang stunt man.