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Strategic Studies Analyst
Area(s) of Expertise: futures
CHARLES W. TAYLOR, a faculty member of the U.S. Army War College, is a strategic futurist with the Strategic Studies Institute and occupies the General Douglas MacArthur Academic chair of Research. His futures research extends over 25 years and includes major contributions in the form of narrative long-range strategic forecasts as well as in methods and designs of forecasts for studies requested by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Department of the Army. He is known internationally for his strategic forecasts and for his contributions of methods and techniques to the field of forecasting. He is the author of a number of future studies including The Technical Report to Forecast 90, A Concept of a Future Force, The Relationship of Forecasting to Long-Range Planning, The Pilot Delphi Project (strategic issues to the year 2030), A World 2010: A Decline of Superpower Influence, Alternative World Scenarios for Strategic Planning, Creating Strategic Visions, A World 2010: A New Order of Nations, and others. Mr. Taylor is the originator of the Panel Consensus Technique, an internationally recognized contribution to participative decisionmaking, problem solving, and forecasting. He is a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, World Future Society, Population Reference Bureau, Association of Electronic Defense, Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Military Operations Research Society, and The Planning forum.
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Authored by Dr. Charles W. Taylor.
The author provides a set of plausible scenarios against which users can build policies and decisions while anticipating and judging their consequences before implementation.