The future is fundamentally uncertain and complex; the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. With strategic foresight, it is possible to look beyond the daily headlines to what lies over the horizon in terms of future risks. What are the most critical threats to national security in the coming five years? Which longer-term developments could affect national security? How do threats interrelate?
Minke Meijnders worked for the Dutch Research Institute "Clingendael," where she was involved in Strategic Foresight. Meijinders worked on several foresight studies that addressed these questions, and that served as input for the Dutch national and international security strategies offering insight into the Dutch perspective on National security threats and how this compares to the Canadian threat landscape.
In this lunch and learn session, Meijinders will elaborate on how foresight methods, such as scenario-building and horizon scanning, are used to gain insight into future security risks. She will expand on the most predominant security risks and what we may expect for the longer term.
When: February 27, 2020 (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Registration & Networking: 11:30am – 12:00pm
Presentation: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: Desmarais Building, uOttawa, 55 Laurier Ave. East, 12 Floor
Lunch will be served.
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Minke Meijnders is an expert in Strategic Foresight, focusing on geopolitics, geo-economics and international security issues. She is a former Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute, the leading think tank on international relations in the Netherlands. In this function, she co-headed the Strategic Foresight Programme of the Security Unit and was part of the Dutch Network of Safety and Security Analyst. Ms. Meijnders has a background in International Politics and International Security Studies.