Join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for a discussion moderated by Felicia Schwartz of the Financial Times on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. ET, on what more than 250 experts see as the factors, trends, and uncertainties that will shape the decade to come.

From war in Europe to the Middle East, the world faces a variety of challenges including a rise in authoritarianism, a changing climate, and how to grapple with a variety of emerging technologies.

In an effort to better understand how the world may change, this fall, the Scowcroft Center conducted its second annual survey of geostrategists and foresight experts from across the globe to gain insight on the biggest drivers of change over the next ten years.

Alongside this year’s survey, Global Foresight 2024 will also include the top risks and opportunities of the coming year and an assessment of “snow leopards,” or known but underappreciated phenomena that could have an outsized impact on the future.

Join us on January 18 for a discussion with Jasmina Byrne, Chief of Foresight and Policy, UNICEF; Uri Friedman, Senior Editorial Director, Atlantic Council; and Ria Strasser-Galvis, Head of Foreign Policy Partnerships, Google, which will be opened by Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, and moderated by Felicia Schwartz, US Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, Financial Times.

The event will take place in-person at the Atlantic Council headquarters and will be livestreamed on Atlantic Council social media and via Zoom.


Opening remarks

Jenna Ben-Yehuda

Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council

Presentation of Global Foresight Survey Results

Peter Engelke

Deputy Director and Senior Fellow for Foresight, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council


Jasmina Byrne

Chief of Foresight and Policy, UNICEF

Uri Friedman

Senior Editorial Director, Atlantic Council

Ria Strasser-Galvis

Head of Foreign Policy Partnerships, Google

Moderated by

Felicia Schwartz

US Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, Financial Times

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