Global strategic trends: the future starts today

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Event details

Public Lecture

Date & time

Wednesday 27 February 2019


Canberry Springbank Room, Level 1, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU


BRIG Ewen Murchison, DCDC, UK Ministry of Defence


Chris Farnham

Join us to hear the lead authors of the UK Government flagship futures paper, Global Strategic Trends, discuss the findings of their most recent report published in October 2018. The report is a comprehensive examination of the trends that will drive strategic change out to 2050, from technology and environment to economics, politics and human development, and their implications for governments and strategic issues. Their work has been built on extensive international and regional consultations that included a strong Indo-Pacific focus.

This event will be relevant to a wide scope of interests – from policy professionals to demographers to the energy industry, students to futurists to journalists and any level of strategic thinkers across the interested public.

BRIG Ewen Murchison is the Head of Futures and Strategic Analysis at the Development, Concept and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) in the UK Ministry of Defence. DCDC is an internal thinktank within the Ministry of Defence and has been responsible for publishing the Global Strategic Trends report, which is a whole of UK Government document, for almost the last 20 years. BRIG Murchison is a Royal Marine whose career has spanned a range of roles within the MoD.

All participants will be welcome to join a light lunch reception at the conclusion of the seminar

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