Resident Senior Fellow, Strategic Foresight Initiative
TopicsGlobal Trends, Innovation, Transatlantic Relations, Urbanization, Urbanization
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October 08, 2015In the latest FutureScape issue brief from the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security's Strategic Foresight Initiative, author Peter Engelke discusses the long-term economic, environmental, and policy implications of urbanization. Entitled "Foreign Policy for an Urban World: Global Governance and…
October 06, 2015Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center Barry Pavel and Strategic Foresight Initiative Resident Senior Fellow Peter Engelke cowrite for the Journal of Investment Consulting on the need for US leadership and strategic thinking:
September 15, 2015Strategic Foresight Initiative Resident Senior Fellow Peter Engelke and Stimson Environmental Security Program Nonresident Research Fellow Russell Sticklor write for The National Interest on the importance of water in global geopolitics in the twenty-first century:
June 18, 2015The Hill uses the Brent Scowcroft Center's strategy paper, Dynamic Stability, to illustrate the rising challenges of global affairs:
April 23, 2015With war tearing apart eastern Ukraine, ethnic strife claiming lives from Libya to Yemen, and record numbers of African refugees drowning in the Mediterranean, it’s easy to conclude that the once-familiar world order is falling apart. Whether or not that’s…
Full BioPeter Engelke is a Resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, which aims to enhance analysis and policymaking through understanding future challenges and opportunities at global scale. His work involves identifying and assessing long-range trends, connecting them to current challenges, and designing innovative strategic responses for policymakers and thought leaders in Washington and beyond. Dr. Engelke’s project work at the Council examines how trends in demography, technology, economy, and geopolitics are shaping US national security and the transatlantic alliance, how rapid global urbanization is shifting the global governance challenge for foreign and security policymakers, how technological changes are altering labor markets in Europe and the United States, and how global trends are affecting food, water, and energy security in Africa and the Atlantic basin.
Dr. Engelke previously was a Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center, where his work linked environmental change with global security challenges. Formerly, he was on the research faculty at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where he authored his first book, a study of public health and urban form. He is also a former Bosch Fellow with the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart, Germany.
Dr. Engelke received a PhD in history from Georgetown University in 2011. While there, he coauthored his second book (forthcoming), a global environmental history from 1945 to 2013. He holds additional graduate degrees from Indiana University, the University of Maryland, and from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.