CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
The Original AASCU Participants:
Introduction to 7 Revolutions and the Global Challenges Iniative
What are the major trends that will shape our world out to 2035 and beyond?
"Seven Revolutions is a project now by the American Democracy Project to identify and analyze the key policy challenges that policymakers, business figures, and other leaders will face out to the year 2035. It is an effort to promote strategic thinking on the long-term trends that too few leaders take the time to consider. This project was initially led by the Global Strategy Institute at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the New York Times, and the American Democracy Project.
In exploring the world of 2035, we have identified seven areas of change we expect to be most "revolutionary":
- Resource management and environmental stewardship
- Technological innovation and diffusion
- Development and dissemination of information and knowledge
- Economic integration
- Nature and mode of conflict
- Challenge of governance
Each of these seven forces embodies both opportunity and risk in the years ahead. Together, they will transfrom the way we live and interact with one another. That is why we call them the "Seven Revolutions." (Source: Teaching Seven Revolutions: A Tool Kit for Educating Globally Competent Citizens. Dennis Falk & Susan Moss, EDS. May, 2009)
Geographic Literacy Study
View the final report of National Geographic - Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study. The report reveals some interesting findings about Americans between 18 and 24 and their limited knowledge of world beyond their country's borders.
Meyer Library Reference & Government Information Department
Special thanks to Amy Hankins who did the original art work. For more information on Amy's art, please visit: http://hankinstein.deviantart.com/
Thanks also to Tracy Stout for her assistance in creating these guides.
Extra special thanks to Pam Arbeeny of John F. Reed Library at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, for allowing me to freely use and adapt the materials created for her students.