Linda Groff

 

Linda Groff

Director, Global Options and Evolutionary Futures Consulting, and Emeritus Professor, Political Science & Futures Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she taught for over 40 years. She teaches, writes, consults, and gives talks/workshops, in the USA and globally, on: (1) global futures/evolution/change; (2) peace/conflict resolution/nonviolence; (3) intercultural/interfaith dialogue and unity & diversity issues; and (4) spiritual/ consciousness topics to a wide range of professional, educational, and community

organisations. She has been involved for years with global-local organisations active in these areas, and has published over 70 articles in these areas, with books forthcoming.

Forthcoming Books include: (1) Evolution Evolving: Cutting-Edge Issues for Humanity and the World; (2) Editor, Future Human Evolution: On the Needed Dialogue Between Transhumanist/ Technology, Sustainability, Civilisation, and Consciousness-Based Perspectives, based on articles from two special issues, World Future Review, Fall 2014 and Summer/Fall 2015, on the theme of “Future Human Evolution,” for which Linda is Guest Editor; (3) Sustainable Peacebuilding: The Challenge of Building Cultures of Peace on Planet Earth, Based on Holistic, Evolving Aspects of Peace, Non-violence, & Community Peace Wheels; and (4) Editor (with team of five others from Los Angeles/S.Calif.), Building Cultures of Peace: Empowering Our Local-Global Communities, with articles covering twelve different sectors of a community peace wheel that was designed and used to organise a series of events in L.A./S. CA.

Linda has an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (the oldest school of International Studies in the U.S., located at Tufts University and associated with Harvard University). Linda has taught at universities in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe. Before beginning full-time university teaching, she worked as a Research Assistant for one professor at Yale, then Harvard, and then two professors at M.I.T.