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The Roundtable
10:40 am
Thu September 11, 2014

CIA Analyst Mathew Burrows And Megatrends That Will Undo the World

  Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union; suddenly, unpredictability became a universal theme and foresight was critical. For the past decade, Burrows has overseen the creation of the Global Trends report—the key futurist guide for the White House, Departments of State and Defense, and Homeland Security.

In The Future, Declassified: Megatrends That Will Undo the World Unless We Take Action, Burrows has expanded the most recent Global Trends report into a full-length narrative, forecasting the tectonic shifts that will drive us to 2030.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Rich Honen - World Politics, Oil, And Leadership

 We welcome Rich Honen - with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 12, 2013

"Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection" by Ethan Zuckerman

    A cosmopolitan, by definition, is a “citizen of the universe” — someone who engages with issues across the globe, from politics, to war, to climate change. For example, we listen to WAMC, read the newspaper, check our Facebook pages and act like dutifully connected people.

But the Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, Ethan Zuckerman, argues that we’re living in a state of “imaginary cosmopolitanism.” We expose ourselves to limited kinds of information, particularly that which is already of interest to us or to those closest to us. He confronts this issue in his new book, Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection.

Science & Technology
9:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

"The New Digital Age" by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

    In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue January 15, 2013

"On the Map" by Simon Garfield

Humankind is endlessly fascinated with maps, and we are surrounded by them now more than ever.

In On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield, Garfield explores the unique ways that maps reflect human history and how they are a key part of our evolution as a species.

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The Roundtable
10:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World

We welcome Ian Bremmer, founder and president of Eurasia Group, and speak with him about his book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World