5th International Congress: Society in
the 21st Century: Opportunities and Dangers
August 20-24, 1992, Seoul, Korea
Opening session of the 5th International
Congress, at the First World Culture and Sports Festival in Seoul Korea,
August 20-24, 1992.
Morton Kaplan, President of PWPA International
outines his vision of the conference.
A view of the audience at the Congress
Morton Kaplan, Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction
Writers, Charles Sheffield, Science Fiction
Writer and Conference co-chair
Charles Sheffield holds up the study manual
of scenarios prepared for participants ahead of
A close-up of Jerry Pournelle presenting
his moderately optimist scenario for the future.
Marcelo Alonso, conference co-chair and organizer
of the technology papers.
Athelstan Spilhaus discusses the possibilites
for human life and cities in the oceans.
S. Fred Singer elaborating possibilities
for transportation in the next 50 years.
Professor Armando de la Torre from Guatemala
discusses the possible impact of new
technologies on Latin American society.
Professor Ivor Vivian of Australia discusses
the developiong Austral-asia region.
Brother Andrew Gonzalez discusses scenarios
for the future of the Philippines.
Prof. Maria Golazewska proposes scenarios
for Poland in the World of 2042.
Professor Anomou Adjangba from Togo asks
a question from the floor.
Hang Nyong Lee, President Emeritus of PWPA
Korea, listens to the discussions.
The delegates from Africa discussing the
future of African society.
Kenneth R. Gray, one of the organizers of
PWPA chapters in East Africa.
European delegates discussion the possibilities
for a unified Europe.
Dr. Anthony Guerra making a presentation
on the University of Bridgeport, PWPA's flagship university.
Delegates dressed for the final banquet:
(left to right) Rodrigo Carazo-Odio, former President of Costa Rico, Marcelo
Alonso, Alexander Shtromas, Morton A. Kaplan, Kenneth Kuanda, Former President
The Farewell banquet celebrated with other
conferences participating in the 1st World Culture and Sports Festival.