Prominent Speakers include:

Major General William Hix, Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy, and Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

Major General (Ret.) Robert Scales,Military Analyst and Author

Max Brooks, Author and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Lee Grubbs, Director, Mad Scientist Initiative, Training and Doctrine Command, US Army

Alison Sander, Director, Center for Sensing and Mining the Future, Boston Consulting Group

Thomas Campbell, Founder, FutureGrasp LLC

Amy Zalman, Futurist, Strategic Narrative Institute

As disruptive geopolitical, demographic, and technological trends converge, the task of envisioning the future has never been more difficult or important. Understanding and preparing for tomorrow’s challenges has always been a fraught task. But today its complexity is greater than ever. To be prepared for tomorrow’s military challenges requires forethought, agility, and adaptability. This is best achieved by harnessing diverse perspectives and robust discourse. To this end, The Atlantic Council’s Emergent Futures Lab has teamed up with the US Army’s Future Studies Group and Training and Doctrine Command to bring together a diverse range of experts to explore different approaches to thinking about the future, discuss some of the likely characteristics of the future operating environment, and analyze the implications for future Army force development.

Panel discussions for the event will include:

  • Agile or Divergent Thinking of the Future
  • Introduction to the Future Operational Environment Application of Futures Study for Army Purposes]
  • Benefits and Risks of Future Forecasting Methodologies

On Twitter? Follow @ACScowcroft and join the conversation with #ACEmergentFutures.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator
Washington, DC 20005

This event is open to press and on the record.

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