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Foresight: Science for Navigating Critical Transitions
The growing complexity and interconnectedness of systems makes it increasingly difficult for policymakers, scientists, and companies to understand the impact of their decisions. Foresight can be used to help identify the emerging social, economic, environmental, and political changes, allowing individuals to better prepare against them. Given the role foresight can play, more individuals with expertise in the subject will be required and therefore foresight needs to be established as a discipline in science.

In light of the current pandemic, this webinar will explore the challenges and critical transitions facing our interconnected world the need for developing evidence-based foresight science to navigate critical transitions.

Moderator:
- Cyrus Hodes – Co-Founder & Chair AI Initiative. Project Lead, Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against COVID-19 (CAIAC)

Panelists:
- Dr. Anas Alfaris – President, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. Chair, Science 20
- Lord Martin Rees – Co-Founder Center for the Study of Existential Risk. UK’s Astronomer Royal. Former President of the Royal Society. Member of the UK House of Lords.
- Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland Co-creator of the MIT Media Lab, Founder of the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director
- Emad Mostaque, CEO of Symmitree. Chief Architect, Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against COVID-19 (CAIAC)
- Dr. Flavia Schlegel Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council

With Interventions by S20 Foresight Taskforce Co-Leads:
- Dr. Yoko Shimpuku. Professor, Global Health Nursing, Hiroshima University
- Dr. Ali AlMeshari, Upstream Development Strategy Head, Saudi Aramco

Sep 14, 2020 03:00 PM in Riyadh

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