Global Trends That Will Affect us All: Are We Ready?

By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international relations: accelerated individual empowerment; the continued rebalancing of the (economic) world; novel and diverging demographic patterns; and scarcity and uncertainty in global resources. Multinational companies — as well as multilateral organizations (World Bank, IMF) and NGOs — are growing in size and influence, operating beyond country borders.  This has been true for the last 20 years, but what is coming for the next 20? What are both business and government doing to prepare for this new world? How are these megatrends manifesting themselves in the world today?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2014

Audio/Video: Middle East

By 2030, no country is likely to be a globally hegemonic power, and four megatrends will have shaped international... See more
Thomas Friedman in conversation with Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister, Palestinian National Authority. See more
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A Conversation with Martin Indyk and the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. See more
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A discussion between Jeffrey Goldberg and the former Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren. See more

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