Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Think tank fellow to discuss international trends Monday

Global trends analysis and forecasting will be discussed by a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in a seminar on Monday, November 11, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

In "Policy Options: A Discussion of our Global Future," Scott Aughenbaugh will discuss his research that is used in CSIS's flagship presentation, "Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon Out to the Year 2035 and Beyond."

As multimedia manager with the CSIS's Seven Revolutions Project Aughenbaugh carries out research on demographics, resource management, computing, data/information growth, social media, the effects of economic integration and emerging security challenges. Many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies have been briefed on his work, which is integrated into broader curricula at more than 60 U.S. universities.

His other areas of interest include aging and urbanization, unconventional and renewable energy, computers and material science, data/information management (big data, predictive analytics), spectrum congestion, network security, NATO, supply chains and trade and social media.

"Students might especially be interested in hearing Scott since the CSIS has hired students and placed interns in the center," says La Follette School outreach director Terry Shelton, who is coordinating the event.