Publications & Research

Exponential Technologies Reshaping Our World

Data ownership and Privacy; Blockchain; Cryptocurrency; AI, Machine Learning.

THE WORLD IN 2050: THE OVERVIEW EFFECT

The trends transforming our world today—trends, which if harnessed productively—will shape a better world for the generation taking the mantle in 2050.

Enhancing Blockchain Innovation Via Regulation

A special study published with Harvard Kennedy School and the Learning Economy Foundation.

THE FUTURE OF CYBERSECURITY

More than 50 billion internet-connected devices are installed globally. How will cyberspace evolve and what can we do to ensure that security gets better not worse?

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE FUTURE IS COGNITIVE

Special Report on the 2018 U.S.-China AI Tech Summit. Published in collaboration with The Future Society and The AI Initiative.

Climate Change Disrupting Our Lives

Clean energy innovation; National & corporate strategies; Access to energy.

THE ESGT MEGATRENDS MANUAL (2021-2022)

An annual check-in on the most important multi-year global megatrends involving ESGT issues—systemic, strategic, and more tactical—that should be top of mind for all leaders.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FORUM REPORT

The Circular Economy Forum explores the concept of a Circular Economy within the context of envisioning potential future states. This report captures six key takeaways.

EDUCATION SYSTEMS & CLIMATE ACTION

A special post-UNGA 76 report chronicling the outcomes and key takeaways of four special forums that Qatar Foundation hosted in partnership with Diplomatic Courier.

 

COP26: WHICH FUTURE?

A special bookazine edition featuring essays and editorials on the future of energy, climate action, the environment, and ESG investing.

The Future Workplace Cares More About Skills

The skills economy; social and emotional learning; skills passport; credentialing.

Global Talent Summit Report (2020)

The 2020 “Back to School” edition of the summit was held as nations worldwide were grappling with how they could return to learning safely after closures kept a billion students out of school.

EDUCATION DISRUPTED, EDUCATION REIMAGINED

A WISE E-Book, published in collaboration with Diplomatic Courier and Salzburg Global Seminar. Responses from education’s frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

THE FUTURE OF WORK

This special collection of 30 essays on the future of work and the digital economy was produced in collaboration with IMF’s New Economy Forum for the Annual Meetings in Washington, DC.

 

EDucation and Work AFTER THE PANDEMIC

In this third volume of “After the Pandemic” series we partnered with Emsi Burning Glass to reimagine the future of education and work.

Trust in Institutions Is Receding

Misinformation, Fake News, Distrust across social groups and toward leadership & institutions.

THE NEXT NORMAL: Thriving in the Post-Pandemic World

This special anthology features thought leaders and experts who are not just practicing crisis management; they are enabling transformational change in the personal and organizational realm.

Evaluating Identity Bias in GPT-3 and Google Search Autocompletion

A parallel study of autocomplete text predictions between GPT-3—a new language generation algorithm—and Google Search by DisinfoLab, Diplomatic Courier, and World in 2050.

2050: [Y]OUR FUTURE - Four Plausible Scenarios for the World in 2050

From a world where both the societal and natural systems move towards collapse, to one where symbiosis is the baseline for all activities on our planet, this report considers four future scenarios.

 

 

GENDER PARITY POST-PANDEMIC

In this report we look at the post-pandemic world as an opportunity to build an equitable economy, exploring the fields women are beginning to dominate and how women stand to benefit from the coming economic transformation.

Governance Institutions Are at Their Weakest

The weakening of democracy and the Rule of Law. Rising inequality.

DIPLOMACY REIMAGINED

While the UN is the most open it has been in decades, it is not up to task for the multiple crises we are facing today and the solutions are coming from hubs outside of New York and Geneva.

 

POST-PANDEMIC CITIES

As the member states of the United Nations affirmed in the New Urban Agenda, there is no addressing global challenges without enabling action by cities and in urban areas. 

HOW AMERICA BROKE ITS CRUCIBLE

A special anthology produced in collaboration with Truman National Security Project, No One Left Behind (NOLB), and William & Mary.

BECOMING AN INTERPLANETARY SPECIES

Becoming a multi-planetary species is one of the most important achievements we can strive for but outer space remains a diplomatic ambiguity. 

 

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