Dennis Meadows is Emeritus Professor of Systems Management of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He has been a corporate board member and a consultant for government, industry and non-profit groups in the U.S. and many countries abroad. For many years he was the director of a graduate program based in business and engineering. He has facilitated workshops and developed innovative and complex strategic games all over the world for decades and has lectured in over 50 countries.

He has been the Director of three university research institutes: at MIT, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire. He is the past President of the International System Dynamics Society and the International Simulation and Games Association.

Dr. Meadows co-founded the Balaton Group, a network of 300 professionals in over 30 nations involved in systems science, public policy and sustainable development. Meadows has been a system thinker for most of his life. He has written or co-authored 10 books on systems, futures, and educational games, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. The most famous of his books is Limits To Growth, which was co-authored with Donella Meadows and Jorgen Randers in 1972.  The book’s long-standing impact was evidenced with its 30-year update, published in 2004.

He has received numerous international awards for his work, including the Japan Prize in 2009.

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