After 70 Good Years, Rocky Times Ahead - March 2019

The ISSP was delighted to host Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow at the ISSP, for a public lecture on the history and future of decision-making.

We live today in a moment of remarkable historic transition – the end of “The 70 Good Years” and the emergence of a new global order. We leave a world largely characterized by linear change in many critical dimensions, and enter a new world in which discontinuous change is the rule. We leave a world in which change has been generally clear, one step proceeding upon another. We enter a world in which future scenarios diverge widely. The key drivers of this powerful transformation are technology, climate change and demographics.


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Professor Monica Gattinger, Director, ISSP, University of Ottawa


Keynote Speaker


Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, ISSP, University of Ottawa



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