Future Tense: Governing for the Future

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Natalie Matthews

Date: Nov 10, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Location: Online Only

How do we govern for the long haul? Humans are manipulating the planet in ways that will play out for centuries, but our decision-making is often myopic and localized. The few concerted global responses to the climate crisis we have been able to muster are torturously slow, while the fires, floods, and storms seem to get more deadly every year. Join us for a conversation about how we can use science fiction, storytelling and imagination to contend with the wicked problems of the twenty-first century and start thinking, planning, and acting for the long term.


Peter Schlosser
Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University

Kim Stanley Robinson
Science Fiction Author
Author of The Ministry for the Future

Malka Older, @m_older
Humanitarian Worker
Author of “Actually Naneen


Ed Finn, @zonal
Director, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University
Academic Director, Future Tense

Follow the conversation online using #FutureGovernance and by following@FutureTenseNow.


Nov. 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Online Only