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Horizons Talks

The Horizons Talks speaker series brings experts from Canada and around the world to share their foresight research and ideas with public servants.

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    COVID-19 Foresight—Exploring policy-relevant uncertainties

    February 24, 2021, 1:00pm EST


    Kristel Van der Elst, Policy Horizons Canada


    Kristel Van der Elst, Director General at Policy Horizons, will provide an overview of our COVID-19 foresight work. She will discuss the forces driving change and disruption in a number of different areas, including the economy, society, and the environment, and guide participants in the exploration of some scenarios that might hold important policy implications.

    Previous Talks

    High impact pandemics: From crisis to preparedness

    Dr. Rudi Pauwels, Founder & President Praesens Foundation

    November 13, 2020

    Energy futures

    Dr. Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO, World Energy Council

    November 5, 2020

    Indigenous futures

    Jason Edward Lewis, University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary at Concordia University

    September 30, 2020

    Building back better: Trends and future possibilities in the post-COVID economy

    Margareta Drzeniek, Managing Partner at Horizon Group

    September 16, 2020

    Infrastructure futures

    Monica Bennett, Director of Thought Leadership
    Stephanie Barker, Strategy and Operations Associate at the Global Infrastructure Hub

    August 25, 2020

    Exploring sustainable futures in 2050

    Chris Luebkeman, Director for Strategic Foresight at ETH-Zürich

    June 25, 2020

    e-Estonia and the future of e-governance in Estonia

    Marten Kaevats, National Digital Advisor at the Government Office of Estonia
    Meelis Kitsing, Head of Research of the Foresight Center at Estonian Business School

    May 28, 2020