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Our Storytelling Crisis

The Big Bad Wolf is the archetypal antagonist: predatory, menacing, sly and ruthless. These traits are only made more prominent when juxtaposed against innocence personified, the Three Little Pigs or Little Red Riding Hood. Fairytale it may be, but dangerous dichotomies – villain:hero; them:us; bad:good – are increasingly pervasive in our society.

Such reductive and politicised …

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Gaming for Good: Civic Education in the Age of the VR Console

Jaw agog and eyes glazed, junk food wrappers strewn across the floor, pulled blinds desperately barring any sunshine from penetrating the room. This is the caricature of the teenage gamer’s habitat; shutting out the world outside in favour of another inside – a fictional reality where mindless hours are spent wasted in front …

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A Matter of Vision:
Global Citizenship and Technology

Attempting to build a case for global citizenship education aided by the input of technology may appear as an odd, and perhaps ludicrous enterprise. Yet we are convinced that society has a choice to make: it can either ride the wave of the technological revolution, and implement its numerous benefits to the advancement of our …

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Join our Foreign Policy Hackathon on Saturday, July 1

The next step in our Future United series, the Foreign Policy Hackathon, is coming on July 1 in central London.

Register your interest in attending

As part of our Future United series, six teams of millennial innovators have been researching some of the biggest global challenges in foreign policy and emerging technology, and how business, society and government …

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Open Innovation Weekend

As part of the first step of Future United, students and young professionals from across the country gathered in London on March 31-April 1 for our Open Innovation Weekend.

The weekend began with scenario building, examining possible futures for the UK and global politics and the challenges and opportunities each possibility presents. Participants then moved into …

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Britain Steps Into a Deglobalising World

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Britain has chosen to leave the European Union at a crucial moment for the world economy and the world trading system. Indications are growing that the continuous integration of global markets for goods and services, as well as of cross-border supply chains, is coming to …

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Britain’s Place as a Leading Democracy Lies in the Balance

As the old proverb says, in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters: one representing danger and the other, opportunity.  The danger right now is clear. The UK’s EU referendum result has split the country along national and regional lines. Negotiations with the EU are expected to be long and complex, and with …

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Old Threats, New World: Britain’s Security Landscape

Prediction is always an inexact science. Yet after 2016, which saw the British public defy expectations and vote to leave the European Union, and Americans elect Donald Trump to be president of the United States, understanding how Britain’s place in the world will evolve is even more difficult than usual. Nonetheless, though Brexit has caused …

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Future Democracy

 

The application window for Future United is now closed. More information about our events programme and policy ideas will be available soon!

 

Read more from our experts:
Britain’s Place as a Leading Democracy Lies in the Balance by Georgina Wright

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Future Security

 

The application window for Future United is now closed. More information about our events programme and policy ideas will be available soon!

Read more from our experts:
Old Threats, New World: Britain’s Security Landscape by Claire Yorke

Check back here for more updates and analysis as Future United progresses!