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Taming the Black Swan:
Managing Global Socio-Economic Complexity

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21-23 SEPTEMBER 2022

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Global inflation

Food & energy prices

Scarcity & its social, economic, and geopolitical impact



Great digital divide

Digital multilateralism

Digital governance



Global supply chains

Global de-coupling and deglobalization




Green energy transition

Rare earth materials (CRMs)



Geopolitics in the 21st century

Cyber, AI & Defense

Warfare & weapons

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In the lead up to the Symposium (September 21-23 2022), GARI and its partners will convene 3 interdisciplinary Expert Panels, starting with the Programme Expert Panel (April 2021) with experts on each of the conference programme strands (see below). This will be followed by the Technology Panel (June 2021) which will discuss how the ideas from the first panel might be operationalized. The final Joint Expert Panel (September 2021) will discuss how technology and foresight analysis could ideally be leveraged to enhance capabilities and opportunities in their area of focus. Each Expert Panel will then produce a short report based on a set of guiding questions (see below) that will be circulated to speakers and participants as well as targeted policymakers, industry stakeholders, academics and civil society partners prior to the N100 symposium. 


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The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is an institute for advanced research, education, and outreach in the fields of global governance and international public policy. As an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, we are a global network of scholars, practitioners and students, with a mission to develop new solutions to humanity’s critical problems, to improve global governance now and in the future, and to contribute to enhancing the quality of people’s lives around the world.

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Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nordic Foresight helps customers navigate uncertainty and prepare for complex futures by understanding trends and scenarios and by aligning organizational strategies to rapidly changing business environments.
Our processes and tools aid in decision-making by improving organizational learning, enhancing sense-making, remedying cognitive biases, challenging prevailing mindsets, and devising better strategic options. 

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank whose peer-reviewed research and trusted analysis influence policy makers to innovate. Our global network of multidisciplinary researchers and strategic partnerships provide policy solutions for the digital era with one goal: to improve people’s lives everywhere. Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, CIGI has received support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and founder Jim Balsillie. 


Freedom, justice and solidarity are the guiding principles of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The N100 partner will be the Czech and Slovak offices of KAS. KAS is a political foundation that is close to the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU). As co-founder of the CDU and the first German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) united Christian-social, conservative and liberal traditions. Its name is a symbol of Germany's democratic renewal, its foreign policy anchorage in the transatlantic community of values, its vision of European unification and its orientation towards a social market economy.