It looks like the Biden administration is taking an interest in how colleges and universities respond to climate change. At least that’s a conclusion we can draw from this University World News account of a recent speech by John Kerry, the current and first American Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.


This week I tried out a new exercise in one of my seminars, and wanted to share it with you all.

The class is a graduate seminar on technology, innovation, and design in Georgetown’s great LDT program. …


Today’s post is a quick one. Work and health combined are still obliterating my schedule, and look likely to do so for a month, so here I will be direct and fast.

For years I’ve been tracking and forecasting the ways America could descend into civil unrest, breakdown, or open…


This week I’m revising my climate change book manuscript. Various chapters are in the hands of some thoughtful and generous readers, helping me hone the text. I’m about to smoosh all of the pieces into a single, staggering Word doc and fire it at my thoughtful and generous editor.

And…


Posted on September 26, 2021 by Bryan Alexander

Apple TV just launched a new series, a serial adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s famous Foundation series. I’d like to review it here, partly for professional reasons, since the stories are famous examples of futuring science fiction. …


My blogging has been slow these past few weeks. My apologies. The reasons include starting up fall semester, finishing the new book, and dealing with multiple family health crises. Hopefully we’ll be past all of these soon.

In the meantime, allow me to offer a barbed entertainment.

A former college…


Today we’ll start our reading of the new IPCC climate report.

In this post you’ll find a summary of the “Summary for Policymakers,” along with questions, observations, and some resources. We’re following the online reading plan laid out here.

1: SUMMING UP

The Summary begins by asserting a finding: that…


The United States Census recently released data about the nation’s population. This is very rich and useful stuff in general, and in particular has relevance for higher education.

Here I’ll summarize highlights, then add some thoughts about what it all might mean for the next decade of colleges and universities…


Posted on August 24, 2021 by Bryan Alexander

Are you seeing college students opting more for online or in-person classes this fall semester?

I’m asking this question today because I’m hearing contradictory things from various reports and individual academics as they observe students choosing in real time. On the one…


Greetings from a warm and humid Virginian August weekend. I have spent the past three days working at home on four different computers and wondering if I should rethink all work travel for the next season. Today has a very spring 2020 feeling to it.

But that’s not what I’m…

Bryan Alexander

Futurist, speaker, writer, consultant, educator. Author of the FTTE report and ACADEMIA NEXT. Creator of The Future Trends Forum.

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