Dr. Jim Dator

Jim Dator is Professor and Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture, Public Administration Program, and Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. He is also co-chair of the Space and Society Division, International Space University, Strasbourg, France, and of the Futures Studies Track of Singularity University, NASA Ames, California. He researches, lectures and consults widely on the futures of governance, education, tourism, and space. At the University of Hawaii and ISU he lectures on Cultural rationale for space activities Designing governance systems for Mars Space stories, poetry, art, music, and dance Space and religion Space ethics Recent publications related to space: "Humans and Space: Stories, Images, Music and Dance," Farthest shores: A 21st Century guide to space, Executive Editors, Joseph N. Pelton and Angelia Bukley. Apogee Books, Forthcoming 2009, Chapter Two. "Designing governance systems for Mars," in R. Harish, ed., Space travel and tourism: New frontiers. Hyderabad, India: Icfai University Press, 2007, pp. 122-130 "Some in power, some in pain: A symphonic meditation on humanity and space," in Michael Rycroft, ed., Beyond the International Space Station: The future of human spaceflight. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Broadcast 1171 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jim Dator. Topics: Mars, U.S. Constitution, space governance systems, religion, space entrepreneurs. Dr. Jim Dator was our guest for this Space Show program. We started our discussion with a glance to the future for the human space program. As you will hear, the human spaceflight program has some formidable challenges ahead for it and the future may appear murky at this time in terms of near term potential. Listen to what Dr. Dator had to say about this and see what you think.

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