Ecosystemic Resilience in Uncertain Times

Martha Russell examines how we are interconnected in this networked world. Our networks are physical – they connect under the sea through fiber and above the atmosphere with microwaves; our networks are virtual – through people, through media and through expectations.

How to Think Like a Civilization

Digital technology is the solvent leaching the glue out of our global institutions, but digital technology also presents us with the means to meet both our current challenges – and to shape a new planetary order. Paul Saffo a forecaster with three decades experience helping corporate and governmental clients looks at this complex challenge.

Can Consistent Trust Decisions Bring People Back to Work?

Bringing people back-to-work is a grand challenge that requires more than wearing masks, and conforming to hygiene, screening, and distancing. A key component of reopening the economy will be more Testing to establish trust and inform safer behaviors. Ajay Madhock dives into this issue.

A Wicked Problem About Thinking: Cognitive Security

Cognitive Security is concerned with protection against malicious online and offline influence at scales ranging from individuals to nation states, and is foundational to national security inclusive of the public and private sectors. Brian Pierce addresses this critical issue.

A Pop-up Training Model for Critical Needs

Van Ton-Quinlivan looks at how health care is a prime example of one of the wicked problems faced in education. Even after a training need is identified, it takes time to achieve agreement across stakeholders to identify the curriculum requirements and find resources to satisfy them.