Perspective With The Honorable George P. ShultzVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Speaker Series Seminar in Collaboration With the Long Now Foundation
The Honorable George P. Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, in academia, and in the world of business. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has taught at three of this country’s great universities; and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company. He has been awarded the George Washington Honor Medal for Freedoms Foundation (1986); the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1989); the Koret Prize (1996); the Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service (2001); the Truman Medal for Economic Policy (2007); and the Economic Club of New York Award for Leadership Excellence (2011). He is the Honorary Chairman for Asia Society Northern California Advisory Board. Full bio here.
Peter Schwartz is Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning for Salesforce.com. In these roles he directs policy and politics throughout the world and manages the organization’s ongoing strategic conversation. An internationally renowned futurist and business strategist, Peter specializes in scenario planning, working with corporations, governments, and institutions to create alternative perspectives of the future and develop robust strategies for a changing and uncertain world. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Affairs Council and, in Singapore, the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council. He also sits on the boards of The Long Now Foundation, The Center for New American Security, the Center for Strategic Studies in Singapore and Asia Society Northern California Advisory Board. Full bio here.
5:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM Auditorium doors open
6:00 PM Talk begins
7:00 PM Conclusion
The Long Now Foundation and Asia Society Northern California are partnering on a series of talks in Long Now's Seminars About Long-term Thinking series. With the Asia Pacific region being vital to long term thinking for the planet, and especially for those on the Pacific coast, we believe that there is a fruitful collaboration to explore for both of our memberships and the wider public.
The Asia Society's depth of knowledge about critical issues, key leaders and cultural perspectives coming out of Asia can inform the topics, people and conversations featured in the long-running Seminar series curated and hosted by Long Now's president Stewart Brand. Public access to the recorded talks broadens the reach of this in-depth collaboration.
About Long Now
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. Long Now aims to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.
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