Peter Engelke

Resident Senior Fellow, Strategic Foresight Initiative

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Global Trends, Innovation, Transatlantic Relations, Urbanization, Urbanization


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Recent Activity

  • June 18, 2015
    The Hill uses the Brent Scowcroft Center's strategy paper, Dynamic Stability, to illustrate the rising challenges of global affairs:
  • April 23, 2015
    With 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
  • April 22, 2015
    We have entered a new era in world history, a post-post-Cold War era that holds both great promise and great peril for the United States, its allies, and everyone else. We now can call this a "Westphalian-Plus" world, in which
  • December 23, 2014
    AllAfrica cites an Africa Center publication, Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: Transatlantic Perspectives and Africa's Great Chance:
  • October 03, 2014
    Globalization, urbanization, and fragmentation are reshaping the world order by diffusing power throughout the global system. In order to remain relevant, American diplomacy will require a fundamental retooling that includes a more deliberate and serious engagement with novel forces and
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Peter 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.