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Mon, Apr 4, 2016

The Great Acceleration: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

The Earth has entered a new age—the Anthropocene—in which humans are the most powerful influence on global ecology. Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. The Great Acceleration explains its causes and consequences, highlighting the role of […]

Books by J. R. McNeill and Peter Engelke

Tue, Jun 26, 2018

The Global Innovation Sweepstakes: A Quest to Win the Future

Read the Publication (PDF) The Global Innovation Sweepstakes: A Quest to Win the Future examines how emerging technologies will remake the global order and explores strategies for how the United States can retain its innovative edge. Tech-based innovation—in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, green energy, and biotechnology—will reshape the future of human civilization. Those […]

Uncategorized by Robert A. Manning and Peter Engelke

United States and Canada

Wed, Apr 3, 2019

Ecology Meets Geopolitics

Read the Publication (PDF) Himalayan Asia is a shorthand term referring to the Asian countries that depend on river water from the high mountain ranges of the Tibetan Plateau. As the rivers produced by the Himalayas and other mountain ranges on the Plateau are under increasingly serious pressure, water insecurity threatens much of the continent’s […]

Report by Peter Engelke and David Michel

Peter Engelke is a Senior Fellow within the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security. His diverse work portfolio at the Center’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative spans global and regional futures, innovation and technological disruption, geopolitics, climate change and natural resources, and urbanization among other topics. Dr. Engelke has managed numerous projects on these subjects, resulting in a lengthy list of Atlantic Council publications. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Hill, The National Interest, Citiscope, Meeting of the Minds, the World Economic Forum’s Agenda platform, and other outlets. Dr. Engelke’s professional experience includes stints at other think tanks and foundations in Europe and the United States, including as an Executive-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a Bosch Fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart, Germany, and a Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC. His most recent co-authored book, The Great Acceleration, is a global environmental history from 1945 to 2016. His first, Health and Community Design, was penned while he was on the research faculty at Georgia Tech and is a study of public health and urban form. Dr. Engelke holds a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University and has master’s degrees from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, the University of Maryland, and Indiana University. He currently is on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.