GeoTech CuesSep 29, 2021
Reimagining a just society pt. 6: Our planetary condominium
By Carol Dumaine
Carol Dumaine's latest in a blog post series on "Reimagining a Just Society" recalls the tragic condo collapse in Florida last June and asks whether the commons elements of a typical condominium association suggest any parallels for understanding "global commons" or public goods in an age of pandemics, climate change and AI.
GeoTech CuesAug 25, 2021
Reimagining a just society pt. 5: “Is this working as intended?” — Global trends amid contested futures
By Carol Dumaine
The question of ‘is this working as intended’ is applicable to contemporary concepts of national and international security as well as of economic value, growth, and development. Given how our world is being reshaped by new technologies, data capabilities, and geopolitics, leaders in both the public and private sector need to pause and consider if governance and geopolitics in today’s world are actually working – or not.
GeoTech CuesMar 31, 2021
Reimagining a just society pt. 4: New maps for a world disrupted by climate change
By Carol Dumaine
On a radically transformed planet, different conceptual maps are necessary for understanding what today’s priorities must be. These maps, or mental models, inform the framing that policy and decision makers use to weigh their options. Limitations in our conceptual frames can drastically limit the scope of considered futures.
Carol Dumaine served for over thirty years as an intelligence analyst and manager in the Central Intelligence Agency with an emphasis in the latter half of her career on strategic and emerging global security issues, including climate change. A recognized innovator and foresight practitioner, Dumaine’s areas of expertise include global and national security affairs, climate change, intelligence analysis, and multiple scenario analysis. Dumaine also headed up the Energy and Environmental Security Directorate in the US Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence from 2007-2010. While in government service, Dumaine led the Global Futures Partnership, which engaged with external non-government expertise to improve foresight on unclassified transnational security issues. In 2007, the US Partnership for Public Service recognized Dumaine as a Finalist for the Service-to-America National Security Medal for her leadership in creating the Global Futures Forum with over thirty other nations in an international collaborative effort to enhance collective foresight and shared awareness for dealing effectively with transnational challenges. Following her retirement from government service, Dumaine co-taught a graduate-level seminar on Climate Change and National and Global Security at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Dumaine has frequently served as a moderator and speaker on issues related to climate security, global risks, and early warning. Dumaine’s focus today is on how the COVID-19 crisis spotlights inequities around the world as well as imperatives for enhanced international foresight and cooperation to deal with such global challenges, including climate change. Dumaine is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a Master’s in International Public Policy from John Hopkins University’s SAIS.