Dr. Robert Gilman, Ph.D.
GUEST TEACHER

Trained as an astrophysicist, Dr. Robert Gilman decided in the mid-70s that “the stars could wait, but the planet couldn’t.” He turned his attention to global sustainability, futures research, and strategies for positive cultural change.

His on-the-ground sustainability efforts have included developing the Context Institute, co-founding the Global Ecovillage Network, Citizen Diplomacy with the former USSR, serving as City Councilman in Langley, Washington, and working nationally with the American Institute of Architects on issues regarding sustainability and the built environment. 

He is currently leading the worldwide Bright Future Network and its Bright Future Now “adventure tour to the future.”

 

His approach synthesizes a deep understanding of cultural evolution, human capabilities, and systems awareness.

HIGHLIGHTED MATERIALS

Presentations:​

Podcasts (the podcasts are a good supplement but don't have the wholeness or depth that the presentations do):

For a deeper dive, there are the presentation sets from the Bright Future Now course:

HIGHLIGHTED TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE IEL