OLLI Course

The Perfect Storm: OLLI Course Curriculum

 

The Perfect Storm: A Futurist’s Look at Global Challenges:

This course, offered through the University of Minnesota's OLLI Program, explores the intertwined challenges of energy, environmental, economic, geopolitical and behavioral forces – all on a collision course leading to a perfect storm. Designed to help participants understand the issues and connect the dots, it provides a constructive framework for assessing, planning and positioning for future perfect storm events. Participants are encouraged to explore the Weathering the Storm website for additional information.

 

Table of Contents:

Session:

Topic & Title:

One

THE PERFECT STORM; INTRODUCTION

Two

ENVIRONMENTAL TSUNAMIS: CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY

Three

ENERGY AND THE PERFECT STORM

Four

THE GATHERING STORM: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND HOTSPOTS

Five

ECONOMIC AND GEO-POLITICAL TSUNAMIS: AMERICAN CHALLENGES

Six

EXPECTATIONS & BEHAVIORS

Seven

THE PERFECT STORM

Eight

CONCLUSIONS AND SUMMARY