Chris Mayer, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Strategy & Policy and associate professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point) and an officer in the United States Army. As associate dean, his responsibilities include strategic planning, curriculum development, accreditation, and assessment. He teaches philosophy courses in the areas of ethical theory, ethics of war, and political philosophy. Chris is an Association of Professional Futurists Emerging Fellow and an evaluator for the Quality Assurance Commons, where he works with colleges and universities to evaluate and strengthen their efforts to prepare students for the future of work. The views he expresses during the Global Foresight Summit are his own.
Emerging Fellowships of the APF are awarded to some of the most promising new futurists in order to give them a platform for cultivating their voice and to illustrate current futures issues. During this session each Fellow will present shortly their area of interest to start an open conversation on each topic and opportunities they are seeking to advance their work.
Philosophy is often seen as a theoretical discipline that has no practical applications. This is not true, of course, as there are many ways it informs our practice in many areas. The application of ethics in areas such as medicine, business, and war reflect just a few examples. This session explores how ethics and basic critical thinking concepts could be integrated into and enrich foresight work.