World Future Society-Washington, D.C. Chapter
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Dinner Meeting 6:00-9:00 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel, Friendship Heights, Washington, D.C.
Communities in Post Conflict and Post Disaster Environments
Dr. Linton Wells: Director Center for Technology and National Security Policy
National Defense University, Director TIDES, Transformative Infrastructures for
Development and Emergency Support
Dr. Joseph Pelton: Author Future Cities and MegaCrunch 10 Survival Strategies
for the 21 Century. Ret. International Space University Chair
Mr. Ken Hamilton: President Kentia, Board Member Potomac Institute and Advisor
to industry partners on their global Port/Maritime Security and Alternative Energy
Mr. Al Santoli: President Asia America Initiatives. Engaged in cross cultural and
sustainable Development for Peace initiatives in Sulu-Mindanao Philippines and
Moderated by Joel Coulter, World Future Society
Global terrorism and natural disasters have led our Departments of Defense and State, and
healthcare, humanitarian and religious organizations to initiate new cooperative and collaborative
post conflict/post disaster engagements with regional NGOs in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In these regions, diverse tribal affiliations, weak governments and life sustaining infrastructures,
and chronic tribal conflicts continually set back these coalitions’ sustainable progress goals, and
provide easy opportunities for terrorists to disrupt progress.
Our panelists are adapting U.S. practices, policies, innovations, and cultural engagement
strategies in these regions, and seeking to advance U.S. innovations in alternative energy,
healthcare, water purification, shelter, education, and port, border and critical infrastructure
security/surveillance etc. They are also adapting our communications, sensor/monitoring, crisis
response, and on-site community development operations to the varied cross-cultural
environments by establishing the trusted relationships/organizational partnerships that ensure
resiliency and recovery capacities in response to future crises.
America leads the world in effective sourcing/deployment of humanitarian aid globally to
communities in response to diverse crises. We have set up new organizations, programs,
policies and funding sources that enable us to integrate this experience with lessons learned from
working with local communities, to preposition capacities to respond, manage and recover from
disasters and recognize and pre-empt terrorist attacks.
These culturally based disaster response, relief, and recovery programs are achieving significant
results in Haiti, Africa, Middle East, etc., and advancing our capacity to work with local
communities seeking stability and progress. They include recognizing ” Faint Signals” of
approaching terrorist and non-terrorist crisis events that are a key to long-term stability.
Session Note: At the end of the session, Dr. Sam Hancock will give a brief orientation to his
global Emerald Planet IPTV show, whose weekly broadcasts cover U.S. sustainable community
innovations and reach over 120 countries.
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Friendship Heights, 4300 Military Road, Washington D.C..
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