Welcome to a virtual event to hear about the newest report on Global Trends!
The event organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the National Intelligence Council, US. The guest speaker is the director of NIC’s Strategic Futures Group, Maria Langan-Riekhof and the event is hosted by the Permanent State Secretary Matti Anttonen, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Dr. Mika Aaltola, the Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, will act as a commentator.
Event is held on May 19 at 3-4 PM (EEST). Event is virtual on Teams, registration is not needed. You will find the Teams link at the end of this message.
The National Intelligence Council (NIC, USA) has released the seventh edition of its quadrennial Global Trends report. Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World is an unclassified assessment of the forces and dynamics that the NIC anticipates are likely to shape the national security environment over the next 20 years.
Global Trends 2040 identifies four structural forces that will shape the future – demographics, the environment, economics, and technology – and assesses how they affect decisions and outcomes. The full report is available here, along with a five-year strategic outlook for each geographic region.
Wide varieties of experts, domestically and internationally, were consulted by the NIC as it conducted its analysis. One of these discussions was held in Helsinki, Finland, in January 2020, in which many of you attended. These global consultations helped the NIC learn from perspectives beyond the United States and were useful in sparkling discussions about key assumptions, priorities, and choices.
The NIC has delivered Global Trends to each incoming or returning U.S. presidential administration since 1997 as an unclassified assessment of the strategic environment, reflecting a broad range of expert opinion in the United States and abroad. The report is intended to help policymakers and citizens anticipate and prepare for a range of possible futures.
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