Gaming, Scenario-Based Thinking, and Covid-19 on Campus with Bryan Alexander
This week Mike is joined by Bryan Alexander, Senior Scholar at Georgetown University and author of Academia Next , to talk about what happens when a Futurist gets a prediction right. In Bryan’s recent book, he explores a possible future where a widespread pandemic akin to the 1918 Spanish flu hits and majorly disrupts higher education. Bryan’s book was released prior to COVID-19 and it’s received a lot of attention since.
Although it’s tragic and we empathize deeply with those impacted most severely, we use this as a jumping off point to explore how gaming, scenario-based thinking, and “futures work” help build out our ability to think through and manage the novel situations that life continues to throw at us.
What does Bryan see on the horizon for Higher Education and the world more broadly? Listen in to find out!