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Forward Engagement

A Long-Range Policy For A New America

The quickening rate of major new developments in all spheres of human knowledge and organization is challenging the adaptive capacity of democratic governance, and demands both conceptual and political innovation in the way we deal with the longer range future. Leon Fuerth argues that we need to develop a policy -- domestic as well as international -- that addresses longer range contingencies.

At this event, Fuerth introduced and discussed his idea of Forward Engagement, a methodology intended for practical application in governance. While it awaits trial, it has been a successful methodology for training young people interested in government to explore the policy implications of long range trends in science and technology, security, economics, and governance.

Location

The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
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Participants

  • Leon Fuerth
    Research Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Al Gore

Event Time and Location

Thursday, September 2, 2004 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm