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Hope on the Horizon

28/10/2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT


Hope on the Horizon


TOPIC: As worldwide disasters and destruction may confound us in a sea of despair, a sea-wise scan of the horizon spots some islands of hope ahead. Along with the epochal shifts of today, we all also share common bonds that tie us to the unlimited possibilities in technologies, economics, education, and shared abundance. Let’s look beyond today’s disorienting headlines into the solutions already at hand — and yet ahead in decades to come — as experts in media, technology, academia, science, business, and society shed rays of hope.


BIO: Dr. Steven R. Van Hook has designed and taught communication and culture classes for universities in the USA and abroad for 25 years, including one of the first hybrid virtual courses for UCSB in 2000. He is President of Educare Research, a nonprofit program advancing international education and technologies. He’s been a newspaper columnist, radio reporter, TV news anchor, and podcast host. He was a television producer and bureau chief in Moscow, USSR from 1989-91; and for three years directed public education media programs in Ukraine through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He served as a trainer and officer for organizations including VISTA, Head Start, and the US Coast Guard. He has a PhD specializing in transcultural learning, and is published in scholarly journals including UNESCO’s Prospects, and by SAGE. He has presented on virtual world education to administrators and groups at UCLA, UCSB, VWBPE, VWEC, The Science Circle, and elsewhere. Research website

A presentation by Dr. Steven Van Hook


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT




Chantal Jager

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