Global trends 2030: alternative worlds

On Monday December 10, 2012 the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) latest Global Trends report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. The Global Trends project engages expertise from outside government on factors of such as globalization, demography and the environment, producing a forward-looking document to aid policymakers in their long term planning on key issues of worldwide importance.

The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security will host a two-day conference launching the US National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds report and exploring its consequences for US strategy moving forward. The high-level conference will convene more than 150 participants from the policymaking, business, media, and technology communities in the United States and from around the world in an unprecedented gathering to discuss global futures, the potential for disruptive change, and a US strategy for the coming “post-Western world.”

The Council will also launch a sister report, Envisioning 2030: US Strategy for a Post-Western World, which provides recommendations for the United States government to navigate new realities ahead and calls upon renewed American leadership to successfully tackle new global challenges.