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Future Day: 2 July in Berlin

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On Monday 2 July at the Kalkscheune in Berlin our team will be gathering an international group of scholars, journalists, activists and bloggers for the first in a series of international Future Days. Organized with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the series of Future Days will provide a platform for discussing the biggest challenges that we are facing locally and as a global community. The outcome of the meeting will be outlining dynamic and creative solutions to global challenges.

Our first event will center around the trend of demographic change. Not just locally but worldwide, demographic change is reshaping our world faster than we can react to it. We are realizing that our social systems and our expectations are built on a set of assumptions about our populations that no longer hold true.

Because of the international nature of our audience, speakers and working groups, the day will be conducted primarily in English. A substantial portion of the day will be devoted to networking, so come prepared to meet new colleagues and collaborators from around the globe.

We want YOU to participate in the debate on the future.  Help us find ways to direct your energy and creativity to solve problems beyond the present-day. We invite you to join us for a day of dynamic interaction and complex problem-solving. You can register for the event by clicking here.

Here you can have a look at the preliminary agenda.

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Anneliese Guess Twitter: DCAnneliese

Anneliese Guess is a Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Washington, DC office. She joined the Bertelsmann Foundation shortly after completing a Master’s Degree in German and European Studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Anneliese's research interests include immigration, integration, demographic change, and identity.