Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The World in 2030: Tomorrow's Scenarios, Today's Responsibilities

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Starr Auditorium, MacMillan Hall 117, 167 Thayer Street

The World in 2030: Tomorrow’s Scenarios, Today’s Responsibilities

Romano Prodi, former Italian Prime Minister and Brown Professor at Large
Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile and Brown Professor at Large
Alfred Gusenbauer, former Chancellor of Austria and Watson Institute Visiting Professor

Three leading figures in the international policy arena will join in a discussion of major global issues and opportunities that could unfold in the coming decades – and the course corrections needed now to ensure a better future for more of the world’s citizens. This panel of leaders will address forward-looking questions including:

• Can we determine how the world will look in 2030? What are the critical contingencies facing the world?
• How should these contingencies be anticipated and addressed by those with intellectual and institutional responsibility today?
• How do leaders take into account both the desirable futures and nightmare possibilities that attention to critical contingencies invites? What investments are required of leaders and publics?
• Do the answers to these questions look similar or different from vantage points in Austria, Italy, Europe, Chile, or Latin America? 

Location: Starr Auditorium, MacMillan Hall 117, 167 Thayer Street.