The future of power, influence and networks (WP1617)

Podcast

The nature of power is changing in the information age with state and non-state actors struggling to adapt to the momentum of technological progress. Governance structures; regional, national, and subnational, are being tested. The distance between the citizen and state is manifesting itself in new and unpredictable ways. What does this mean for the UK […]

The future of cities, regions and communities (WP1594)

Podcast

As ethnically diverse, economically and socially liberal, and outwardly facing cities become more independent global actors, we ask what role they will play in a world where the liberal international order is increasing challenged. Contributors: Ben Hammersley, Futurist, Hammersley Futures, Marina del Rey Puruesh Chaudhary, Founder and President, AGAHI, Islamabad

The status of borders (WP1458)

Podcast

We discuss whether borders still exist, if they are changing or if we are seeing a cycle of events. We also ask if they are necessary to preserve peace and if fragmentation means isolation. Contributors: Michael Clarke, Former Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee, London Pippa […]

Ben Hammersley on ‘64 things you need to know now for then’ (WP1294)

Podcast

Ben Hammersley, a Fellow at the Brookings Institute and author of ’64 things you need to know now for then’, sets out how he sees technology and innovation shaping power and influence in the future. In particular, he considers how foreign policy experts can understand the changes this will lead to for governments, nations and citizens across […]

The future of our world (WP1245)

Podcast

We talk about who considers the future and how we make it relevant to our daily lives. We also discuss how politicians and the world of journalism deal with planning for the future and how we can create resilience and acceptance of volatility. Contributors are: Leon Fuerth, Director, The Project on Forward Engagement, Washington DC […]

Futures (WP1218)

Podcast

We discuss how we look at the future and decide what action needs to be taken. We ask what the future is for human security and if risk is now a part of our lives before talking about climate change and discussing if it is an opportunity or barrier. Contributors are: Thomas Faunce, Australian Research […]