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Linda Groff, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Political Science and Future Studies; Coordinator, Behavioral Science Undergraduate Program

Department: Behavioral Science Undergraduate Program

Phone Extension: x3470
Email Username: ljgroff

Show All    Selected Publications on Futures, Evolution, and Change    Selected Publications on Peace    Selected Publications on Spirituality, Religion, Culture, and Peace    Conference Presentations & Papers    


Selected Publications on Futures, Evolution, and Change

  • Groff, Linda. “Introduction to Future Studies,” Draft Paper, which is partially included in other published articles.
  • Groff, Linda. “Varying Responses to Global Scarcity and Limits,” Futurics: A Quarterly Journal of Futures Research, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1980), pp. 123-141.
  • Groff, Linda. “Scarcity Versus the Potential for Abundance: The Big Debate,” Draft Article.
  • Groff, Linda. “The Future of the Oceans: A Call to Action,” Article, World Futures Studies Federation Newsletter (2003).
  • Groff, Linda. “Evolving Energy Sources,” Draft Paper.
  • Groff, Linda. “R. Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller: In Memorium.” Article published in three places (1983).
  • Groff, Linda. “The Information Revolution: Global Restructuring Trends,” Conference Papers.
  • Groff, Linda. “Social and Political Evolution.” Encyclopedia of the Future. New York : Macmillan, 1996. On societal restructuring and mindset trends from Agricultural to Industrial to Information Ages.
  • Groff, Linda. “Intercultural Communication, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace,” Futures: The Journal of Forecasting, Planning and Policy, 34 ( 2002).
  • Groff, Linda. “Insights on the Evolution of Cultures, Civilizations, and Religions,” in How Evolution Works. Bellevue , WA : Foundation for the Future, 2005, pp. 139-166.
  • Groff, Linda. “Models of Change, With Examples of Key Issues in the Future Studies Field,” Article Accepted for Conference Book , Thinking Creatively in Turbulent Times. Bethesda , MD : World Future Society, 2004, pp. 83-104.
  • Groff, Linda. “Complex, Whole Systems Paradigms for a 21st Century World,” Conference Papers.
  • Groff, Linda. “Models of Change, with Key Examples From the Future Studies Field: A Foresight Tool to Aid Policy-Makers,” Paper, COST Action-22 Conference of European Community (2007).
  • Groff, Linda. “Trends, Models, Paradigms of Change: Preparing for Life in the 21st Century” (Large Package of Materials for Talks, All-DayWorkshops and Pre-Conference Courses (including for World Future Society Annual Conferences), Futures Classes; and Draft Article).
  • Groff, Linda. “How Evolution Works: Process and Substance,” Paper, for Foundation For the Future invited “Evolution” Workshop, Bellevue, WA, 1999, which updated for book, How Evolution Works . Bellevue, WA : Foundation for the Future, 2005.
  • Groff, Linda. “Current Crises Challenging U.S. Democracy, and Alternative Future Scenarios,” in Democracy and Futures, Ed. by Mika Mannermaa, Jim Dator, and Paula Tiihonen. Book published to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Finnish Parliament. Helsinki : Finnish Parliament, 2006.
  • Groff, Linda. “The Future Evolution of Humanity,” in Journal of Future Studies (2007).
  • Groff, Linda. “Views on Women and Futures,” Special Issue of Futures: The Journal of Forecasting, Planning, and Policy (Article forthcoming 2008).
  • Groff, Linda. “Technological Revolutions (Info, Bio, Nano, and Space Tech): Societal Restructuring, Ethical, and Global Implications,” Paper for National Social Science Association Conference, April 2008.
  • Groff, Linda. “A 21st Century Movement Towards Complex, Whole Systems Thinking,” Paper, World Future Society Conference (2007); and forthcoming Article, Futures Research Quarterly (2008).
  • Groff, Linda, Co-Editor with Shaffer, Rima. Special Issue of Futures Research Quarterly on “Complex Adaptive Systems: Theories, Applications, and Methods.” (tentatively scheduled for Fall 2008).
  • Groff, Linda. Evolution Evolving: Cutting-Edge Issues for Humanity and the World. Book in process, based on published articles and draft papers.


 

Selected Publications on Peace

  • Smoker, Paul, and Groff, Linda. "Creating Global-Local Cultures of Peace," Shorter version in From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace, UNESCO Studies in Peace and Conflict. Paris : UNESCO, 1996.
  • Smoker, Paul, and Groff, Linda. "Creating Global-Local Cultures of Peace," Longer version published in Peace and Conflict Studies Journal (1996).
  • Smoker, Paul, and Groff, Linda. “Creating Global-Local Cultures of Peace,” Longer version published in book, The Coming of the Postmodern Future, Ed. by Lech W. Zacher. Lublin , Poland: University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska, 1996. Article also translated into Russian.
  • Smoker, Paul, and Groff, Linda. "Peace--An Evolving Idea: Implications for Future Generations," in Future Generations Journal ( Malta ), No. 23, Issue 2 (1997).
  • Groff, Linda, based on work with the late Paul Smoker. “Proposal for a Global Monitoring System--of Negative and Positive Indicators--for Seven Types of Peace.” UNESCO Invited Conference Paper, Third UNESCO Seminar on “Contributions By Religions to a Culture of Peace,” Granada, Spain (May 1998). Also Book of Conference Proceedings, La Educacion Religiosa En Un Contexto De Pluralismo Y Tolerancia (Religious Education in a Context of Pluralism and Tolerance), Coordinador: Ramon Takeli Dyssyrama. Granada , Spain : Universidad de Granada and Centro UNESCO de Andalucia, 2001.
  • Groff, Linda. “Indicators for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence,” invited Paper for “Assessing a Culture of Peace” Working Conference, Clark University , Wooster , MA . (Fall 2001) for future planned book focusing on the U.N.'s eight characteristics of a Culture of Peace.
  • Groff, Linda. “Seven Concepts in the Evolution of Peace Thinking,” in Peacebuilding: Newsletter of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association, Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2001), pp. 11-15.
  • Groff, Linda. “A Holistic View of Peace Education” in Special Issue of Journal of Social Alternatives , Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2002), pp. 7-10, on “Peace Education for a New Century,” Ed. by Ian Harris and John Synott.
  • Groff, Linda. “Education for a Holistic, Integrative View of Peace.” Longer, draft article (2003). Possible publisher, Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research.
  • Groff, Linda, & Smoker, Paul. “New Paradigms of Peace & Security,” Paper , Malaysia Peace Conference (1994).
  • Groff, Linda. “Future Visions of Peace and Security,” Conference Papers (2000, & 2001).
  • Groff, Linda. “A Rare Opportunity” (to participate in mapping groups in the Los Angeles community working in different areas of peace), in Newsletter , Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence and its Network for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (Fall 2002).
  • Groff, Linda. “Conflict Dynamics from a Systems Viewpoint,” Paper, International Peace Research Association Conference, Suwon, S. Korea (July 2002).
  • Groff, Linda. “Violence in a Nonviolent World (or Nonviolence in a Violent World)?” in Peace & Policy: Journal of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Vol. 8 (2003).
  • Groff, Linda. “Replacing the Bush Doctrine,” Conference Paper; and later article in Special Issue, “The U.S. in World Affairs,” in Peace & Policy: Journal of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Vol. 9 ( 2004).
  • Groff, Linda. “Current Crises Challenging U.S. Democracy, and Alternative Future Scenarios,” in Democracy and Futures , Ed. by Mika Mannermaa, Jim Dator, and Paula Tiihonen. Book published to commemoratethe 100th Anniversary of the Finnish Parliament. Helsinki : Finnish Parliament, 2006.
  • Groff, Linda. “A Holistic, Evolving View of Peace, With Implications for Development,” in Journal of Globalization for the Common Good (2007).
  • Groff, Linda. “Holistic, Evolving Views of Peace,” in International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York : Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2008).
  • Groff, Linda. “Evolving Views of Nonviolence,” in International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York : Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2008).
  • Groff, Linda . A Holistic, Integrative View of Peace, Based on Evolving Views of Peace and Nonviolence . Long Monograph/Book in process, based on numerous earlier published articles and draft papers. Will include seven evolving aspects of peace, progress in each, contributions of different cultural-religious groups to each, positive and negative indicators for each, writers and NGOs working in each area, relevant web pages for each, implications for peace education and development, evolving views of nonviolence; a glossary of relevant terms, and other items.
  • Groff, Linda. Reader on Evolving Views of Peace, Leading to a Holistic, Integrative View of Peace. Combination of Long Monograph (above) by Linda Groff and a Reader (150 pages) of original writings by others on seven aspects of peace and nonviolence. Use Reader in different ways in two of my classes: (1) Conflict, Violence, Nonviolence, and Peace; and (2) Intercultural Communication, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace.


 

Selected Publications on Spirituality, Religion, Culture, and Peace

  • Smoker, Paul, and Groff, Linda. “Spirituality, Religion, Culture, and Peace,” in International Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 1996).
  • Smoker, Paul, and Groff, Linda. Reader on Spirituality, Religion, Culture, and Peace (500 pages). Developed for European Peace University course, and used in subsequent classes at two other universities.
  • Groff, Linda. “Resolving Conflict Issues Cross-Culturally: Futuristic Visions in Star Trek and Science Fiction,” Conference Paper, World Future Society (July 1994).
  • Groff, Linda. “Religion and Peace, Inner-Outer Aspects Of,” in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict , Ed. by Lester Kurtz. First Ed., San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 1999.
  • Groff, Linda. “The Big Picture: Trends in Macrohistory, Global Civilizations, and Peace,” Paper, World Future Studies Federation Conference, and Article in Online Conference Proceedings.
  • Groff, Linda. “Intercultural Communication, Interreligious Dialogue, & Peace,” in Futures: The Journal of Forecasting, Planning and Policy , Published by Pergamon, No. 34 (2002), pp. 701-716.
  • Groff, Linda. “Intercultural Communication, Interreligious Dialogue, and the Creation of Cultures of Peace and Nonviolence,” Conference on Culture of Peace, Jaipur , India (December 2001).
  • Groff, Linda. “Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue: Towards a More Peaceful World,” in Towards a More Peaceful World: International and Indian Perspectives, Ed. by Naresh Dadhich. ( Jaipur , India : Aalekh Publishers, 2004).
  • Groff, Linda. “Intercultural Communication, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peacebuilding: Alternatives to Terrorism, 9/11, and the Clash of Civilizations,” Paper, Terrorism and the Global Society Conference, California State University , Dominguez Hills (March 15, 2002).
  • Groff, Linda. “The Challenge of Cultural and Religious Diversity and Peacebuilding in an Interdependent World,” Conference Paper for Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Working Group on “Cultural and Religious Diversity and Citizenship,” Vancouver, B.C. (June 2003).
  • Groff, Linda. “The Dialogue or Clash of Civilizations,” in Peace & Policy: Journal of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research , Special Issue on “Globalization and Identity: Cultural Diversity, Religion, and Citizenship” (of TODA Working Group on “Cultural and Religious Diversity and Citizenship”), Vol. 10 (2005), pp. 12-18.
  • Groff, Linda. “The Dialogue or Clash of Civilizations,” in Globalization & Identity: Cultural Diversity, Religion, and Citizenship, Ed. by Majid Tehranian and B. Jeannie Lum. New Brunswick , USA : Transaction Publishers, 2006, pp. 10-16.
  • Groff, Linda. “Insights on the Evolution of Cultures, Civilizations, and Religions: Past, Present, and Future,” in How Evolution Works . Bellevue , WA : Foundation for the Future, 2005, pp. 139-166.
  • Groff, Linda. “The Challenge of Cultural and Religious Diversity and Peacebuilding in an Interdependent World,” in Futures Research Quarterly, published by the World Future Society, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 2005), pp. 23-54. [Somewhat longer version available from author.]
  • Groff, Linda. “The Dialogue of Cultures, Civilizations, and Religions: Necessary Tools for an Interdependent World.” Paper, COST Action-22 Conference of European Community (2007). (Article forthcoming, 2008)
  • Groff, Linda. “Reflections on Identity in an Increasingly Interdependent World,” in First Special Cultural Issue of FUTUREtakes (May 2007).
  • Groff, Linda. “Identity in an Age of Boundary Meltdown” (Future expanded Article).
  • Groff, Linda. “Religion and Peace, Inner-Outer Aspects,” in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict, Ed. by Lester Kurtz. Second Ed., San Diego , CA : Academic Press (forthcoming 2008). Revised, updated version of First Ed. article.


 

Conference Presentations & Papers

  • Linda goes to so many conferences yearly--in global, futures, peace and conflict resolution, intercultural/interreligious dialogue, and spiritual/consciousness areas--and usually presents two papers, sometimes a pre-conference course or keynote address, and often organizes panels, that she long ago gave up trying to keep track of all her conference papers and presentations. The topics relate to the areas noted below under Publications.


 

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