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USACOR releases report "The Future of the Atlantic and the Role of Africa in International Development"

On Monday, June 16th 2014 USACOR released its report entitled "The Future of the Atlantic and the Role of Africa in International Development". A summary of the report was published on CADMUS, the Journal of the World Academy of Art and Science.
The full report is available for download.  


USACOR holds a workshop on global futures models at Yale University

On Thursday, June 12th 2014 USACOR held a workshop on tipping points integrated into global futures models at Yale University. The program is available for download. A record of the meeting is available here
  



USACOR organizes joint event with The Centre for International Governance Innovation

On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 12:00 pm USACOR held a symposium at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on "The Future of Global Governance". Program:
12:00-12:20 pm Dr. Francesco Stipo, President of the USA Club of Rome "The Reform of the United Nations System";
12:20-12:40 pm Dr. Rohinton Medhora, President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation "The Future of International Financial Institutions and Global Economic Cooperation";
12:40-1:00 pm Reid Detchon, Vice President for Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundation "Global Governance and Climate Change".



USACOR celebrates the 40th Anniversary of "Mankind at a Turning Point"

On Friday, March 14th, 2014 USACOR held a symposium in New York in honor of Prof. Mihajlo Mesarovich on the 40th anniversary of his book "Mankind at a Turning Point". During the conference Anitra Thorhaug, former President of USACOR, received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was followed by a conference on the prevention of violence against women chaired by Dr. Dana Raphael. A video of the event is available here. The program is available for download.  



USACOR organizes joint event with Business Executives for National Security in Washington D.C.

On Thursday, December 5th 2013 at 1:30 pm the USA COR held a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.
Dr. Francesco Stipo, President of the USA Club of Rome, Mark Gerencser, Chairman of Cyberspa, and Luis Ubinas, former President of the Ford Foundation, addressed the members of the two organizations on "The Global Challenges of the New Millennium", discussing global governance, international security and global development. The program is available for download.



USACOR participated in the Club of Rome General Assembly and Conference on "The Governance of the Commons" in Canada.

On September 19-21st, 2013 USACOR participated in the Annual Assembly of the Club of Rome in Ottawa.
Francesco Stipo, President of USACOR, has been the Rapporteur during the public conference on the "Governance of the Commons".
On the day before the meeting, Wednesday September 18th at 2pm, Anitra Thorhaug and Ryan Jackson held a colloquium on the "Future of the Arctic" at the National Hotel in Ottawa.
The program of the Club of Rome meeting and public conference is available for download.



Obituary for George P. Mitchell

George P. Mitchell, billionaire philanthropist, longtime USACOR member and recipient of the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away on July 26th, 2013. We remember him as one of the most generous and talented members in the history of our organization. The obituary is available for download.



USACOR releases report entitled: "The Future of the Pacific and its Relevance for Geo-economic Interests".

On June 18, 2013 the USACOR released its report entitled: "The Future of the Pacific and its Relevance for Geo-economic Interests". The report has been presented at the East West Center in Washington D.C. and published on Eruditio, the Journal of the World Academy of Art and Science.
The full report is available for download.



USACOR co-sponsors a conference with the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women and the Human Lactation Center in New York.

On Saturday March 9 2013 the USACOR co-sponsored with the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women and the Human Lactation Center a conference on "Don't Remain a Victim: You Can Avoid a Lifetime of Abuse." Speakers include Dana Raphael, Director of the Human Lactation Center, Pamela Perskin Noblitt, Natsuko Utsumi, Gabriela Campos, Judy Meikle and Vicki Poling.



USACOR Annual Meeting and Workshop on Microfinance

On Sunday December 9, 2012 the USACOR held its annual members' meeting and a Workshop on Microfinance in Washington D.C. The program is available for download.



USACOR organizes a Symposium at Harvard University.

On Tuesday October 2, 2012 USACOR held a Symposium on "The Path to Global Sustainability" at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Francesco Stipo, President of the USA Club of Rome, gave a speech on "Global Governance and the Reform of the International Institutions".
Prof. Marian Simion, Director of the Boston Theological Institute, delivered a speech on "Achieving Peace and Conflict Prevention".
Prof. Robert Lawrence of the Kennedy School of Government addressed the audience on "the Role of Developing Economies in Global Growth". The full program is available here.



USACOR visits the White House.

On Saturday September 15, 2012 a group of USACOR members visited the White House in Washington D.C.



USACOR releases Report "The Future of the Arctic. A Key to Global Sustainability".

On Wednesday June 27, 2012 USACOR released its Report entitled "The Future of the Arctic. A Key to Global Sustainability". The Report is the result of the collaborative work of a group of American scientists, lawyers and doctors, all members of the USA Club of Rome. The Report was published on Cadmus, the Journal of the World Academy of Art and Science and is available for download.



USACOR co-sponsors a conference on the State of the Future in Vienna, Austria

On Monday March 12 2012 the USACOR co-sponsored with the European Support Centre a conference on "The State of the Future." Speakers included USACOR member Jerome Glenn, Director of the Millennium Project.



USACOR co-sponsors a conference with the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women and the Human Lactation Center in New York.

On Tuesday March 6 2012 the USACOR co-sponsored with the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women a conference on "Women in Crisis. Creating Effective and Humane Helping Responses from the Wisdom of Others." Speakers included Dana Raphael, Director of the Human Lactation Center, Prof. Randall Noblitt and Professor Cristina Magalhaes of Allient International University, Prof. Mark Nathanson of Columbia University and Minister Janet Kraft.



USACOR co-sponsors a symposium on the 40th anniversary of "Limits to Growth" in Washington D.C.

The symposium on "Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet" took place on March 1st 2012 at the Rasmussen Theater of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Speakers included Dennis Meadows, author of "Limits to Growth", Doug Erwin and Deva Goodwin of the Smithsonian Institution.



Obituary for Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic and member of the Club of Rome, passed away on December 18 2011. The obituary is available for download.



Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. honoring Christine Whitman

The USACOR held a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Monday, November 14th 2011, at 1.30pm. Dr. Francesco Stipo, President of the USA Club of Rome, addressed the NPC on "Global Governance and the Reform of the International Institutions".
H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein presented the "Geopolitical Information Service", a new think tank recently created in Europe.
Governor Christine Whitman, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and current Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, received the USA Club of Rome Lifetime Achievement Award and delivered a speech on "The Priorities for Environmental Protection". The program is available for download.



USACOR invited to the National Academy of Sciences

On Friday September 23 2011 the USACOR has held a panel presentation of its 2010 report at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.



USACOR Annual Meeting

The USACOR held its annual members' meeting on Saturday September 24, 2011 in Washington D.C. The program is available for download.



USACOR Elections

The USACOR elected the Board of Directors for the period 2011-2014. The new Board can be found in organization.



The 2010 Report of the USA Club of Rome is now available

In December 2010 the USA Club of Rome published the "The Future of the Western Hemisphere". The report is now for sale in Amazon.



The Future of the Western Hemisphere

September 9: The study "The Future of the Western Hemisphere" was presented in Vienna at an event organized by the European Support Centre and the USACOR.

A flyer is available for download.



John Jay Harris IV passed away

The USA Club of Rome regrets to announce the death of an extremely valued member, John Jay Harris IV.

An obituary is available for download.



Pro's and con's of "Limits to Growth"

For independent evaluations of the "Limits to Growth" study, the USA Club of Rome suggests the following list of publications.



USACOR invites to 54th United Nations Conference on the Status of Women

The 54th Conference on the Status of Women will be held at the United Nations in New York on March 10, 2010 at 10:15. The Conference is hosted by the USACOR, UNIFEM and the Human Lactation Center. A luncheon is scheduled at 12:15 at Diplomats Lounge in United Nations Secretariat Building. All Club of Rome members are welcome to both presentations and luncheon. RSVP at bottom of attached program. Download the program.



Obituary for Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Cynthia Woods Mitchell, a longtime USACOR member and recipient of the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away on Dec. 27th, 2009. The obituary is available for download.



 

Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

The USACOR held a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 18th 2009, at 1.00pm. Dr. Francesco Stipo, an active member of the National Press Club, presented his book "World Federalist Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization". Professor Herman Daly and Professor Andrew Oerke received the USA Club of Rome Lifetime Achievement Award. The program is available for download.
 


USACOR invited to a summit on NAFTA with former Mexican President Vicente Fox and former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien in Toronto on October 15-16 2009. For the meeting agenda, click here



Ambassador John McDonald wins Peace Award

The Association for Conflict Resolution will award the Peacemaker Award to Ambassador John W. McDonald at its 9th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 7-10, 2009. McDonald was nominated for the honor based on his work on peace-building projects around the world during his diplomatic career, his co-founding of an organization that focuses on conflict resolution in nation and international ethnic conflicts, and his diverse career achievements in supporting creative conflict-transformation projects. Established in 2001, The Peacemaker Award honors significant and sustained contributions by an individual or organization to the cause of peace. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual or organization to bring peace through various conflict resolution approaches to ethnic, religious and civil conflicts that have raged domestically and outside the United States. McDonald joins a notable group of Peacemaker Award recipients that includes Lee H. Hamilton, Sen. George Mitchell and Conflict Resolution Network Canada. McDonald spent 20 years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East, and worked for 16 years on United Nations missions around the world. A former senior adviser to George Mason University's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and president of the Iowa Peace Institute, McDonald co-founded the "Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy" (IMTD) in Washington, D.C in 1992, focusing on national and international ethnic conflicts. Through IMTD, McDonald has worked on creative conflict transformation projects in Cyprus, Israel-Palestine, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, East Africa, Liberia, Nepal, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Libya, India, Pakistan and Kashmir. Recognizing the strong link between access to water and peace, he also founded "Global Water" in 1982 to address international drinking water and sanitation issues.



USACOR will hold a joint meeting on Friday October 9th 2009 with the Canadian Club of Rome in Ottawa, Canada.

All interested should contact athorhaug@msn.com so that sufficient room for seating and lunch will be available. The morning speakers "Progress Report to CaCOR on the Future of the Western hemisphere Project" tentatively are Dr. Anitra Thorhaug overview and population, food, and environment, Robert Hoffman, economic issues, Andrew Oerke, poverty alleviation, and language art and culture.


E. Jackson Allison, MD nominated for Shriver Award 2009

E. Jackson Allison, MD member of USACOR, was nominated for Shriver Award 2009. Information available at the following link.



USACOR Meeting with U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee in Washington D.C.

Five members of USA COR met with the International Affairs Committee Ranking member of Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Washington D.C. to discuss a series of FUTURES problems. The US Congressional House priorities written for us by Ranking Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen for better governance in the American Hemisphere were discussed.


MEX COR and USA COR Meeting in Mexico City

In the Club Industriales, in Mexico City the USA CoR President, Professor Anitra Thorhaug and USA CoR member Andrew Oerke gave the overview of Future of the Western Hemisphere, a work in progress, including committee work by population, energy, environment, health, food, language art and culture, poverty alleviation, and legal issues. Presiding and organizing the meeting was Lic. Gerado Gil Valdivia, Director General de Planning and Analysis of the Mexican Human Rights Commission. Attending were Prof. Susanna Chacon, Antonio Alonso Concheiro, Ariel Buira Seira, Lic. Julio Faesler (former Mexican Ambassodor to India), Lic. Julio Millan B., Antonio Saldivar, Luis Manuel Orci Gandara, Prudencia Lopez Martinez, and Servando Lopez Jr. and Sr. download.




USA: The Future of the American Hemisphere


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Jan 31, Feb 1: The American Chapter of the Club of Rome will hold this conference in Miami to present its preliminary report on the future of the American Hemisphere in which it analyzes the social, economic, legal and environmental issues and projections for the next 50 years.

Members of the scientific, academic, forensic, business and political communities are invited to offer their views on current concerns that may affect the continent in the future.

Please download the invitation and the programme.




Obituary for Claiborne Pell

USACOR Founding Member Senator Claiborne Pell passed away on Jan 1st, 2009. Please read the obituary by Anitra Thorhaug, President of the US Association for the Club of Rome. The document is available for download.



USA: Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting

July, 26th, 2008: The US Association of the Club of Rome invited to a meeting which was introduced by Ambassador John W. McDonald. Among the speakers, there were
  • Pierre Armand: Poverty in Haiti and solutions underway
  • Pavel Novacek (President of the Czech Association of the Club of Rome): A Global Marshall Plan for Haiti
  • Francesco Stipo: Political Globalization and Solutions.
A short documentation is available for download



John Jacob Weaver passed away

July 5th, 2008: The US Association of the Club of Rome regrets to announce the death of an extremely valued member of USACOR, John Jacob Weaver.

An obituary is available for download.



Harlan Cleveland passed away

May, 30th, 2008: The US Association for the Club of Rome regrets to announce the death of an extremely valued member of USACOR, Harlan Cleveland. He worked tirelessly to understand the future and stem the tide of chaos of the human condition. Harlan Cleveland was also Honorary Member of the Club of Rome International.

An obituary from Anitra Thorhaug, President of USACOR, including quotes from Harlan Cleveland is available for download.



Awards for USACOR Members Marty Talbot and Lee M. Talbot

May, 27th, 2008: At the International Society of Woman Geographers Triennial Meeting in Chicago, Marty Talbot received the Societys Outstanding Achievement Award. Marty is an internationally distinguished ecologist and conservationist who has made pioneering and lasting contributions to the science of ecology, to geographic knowledge, to environmental conservation in many countries, and to conservation education. She has an extraordinary and continuing 50 year record of exploration and other field work in over 50 countries. She is Co-Founder and Honorary Director of the Student Conservation Association, the leading provider of student conservation service with over 50,000 participants in its 50 year history. Marty also was elected President of the Society and she was installed at the Triennial Meeting in Chicago

April 5th, 2008: The University of California 2008 Excellence in Achievement award was presented to Ecologist and Geographer, Dr. Lee M. Talbot, World-Renowned Environmentalist for pioneering work in developing ecosystem science, shaping national and international environmental policies and principles, establishing an ecosystem basis for conservation, and conducting environmental work in 131 countries. The award was presented on at a black-tie U.C. Gala in San Francisco attended by over 1,100.



USA: Video - Ambassador John W. McDonald
UN Water Day

John McDonald

March 22, 2008, UN Water Day - Ambassador John W. McDonald made a presentation at Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Global Clean Water Initiatives. Ambassador John W. McDonald spoke about the precarious issues raised by the world water supply and what led to the UN resolution for the First UN Decade for Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation from 1981-1991 as well as how much was accomplished during that decade. He then focused on the Second Decade (2005-2015), The 'Water for Life' Decade, which was launched on 22nd March 2005 by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. In addition, he talked about the Millennium Goals in this area. Ambassador McDonald also referred to the Water for the Poor Act, a Bill which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 1, 2005, and which enhances the role of global water and sanitation programs in U.S. foreign policy by authorizing the provision of foreign aid for promoting these efforts, and also by directing the secretary of state to create a comprehensive strategy for the development of international programs that increase safe water and sanitation access. "Global Water" and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy" are both working on future projects in Latin America and Africa.

The video is available on the external website. Questions can be addressed to jmcdonald (at) imtd.org.



 


Contact: Francesco Stipo
E-Mail: fstipo@hotmail.com

 
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