There is the art of strategy, and then there is art and strategy.
Bringing the two concepts together, The Art of the Future Project will play a key role in the Atlantic Council’s 2016 Global Strategy Forum: America’s Role in a Changing World on May 2.
Nonresident Senior Fellow Max Brooks will participate in a panel on America’s strategic options for a complex world with Beth Flores, managing director of Impact Hub DC, and Rob Weiss, general manager of advanced development programs at Lockheed Martin, otherwise known as “Skunk Works.”
Project Director and Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole will conduct a discussion with Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work on art, narrative and the Third Offset Strategy. We’ll be using work from the project’s most recent short story and art contest finalists to inform the conversation.
As well, science-fiction author Ken Liu will deliver a talk on world building, something he was won multiple awards for doing. Liu and Brooks will also be signing books at the event.
There will also be a design-thinking inspired idea wall for impactful films, games, TV shows and books that will form part of a “must-read, must-watch, must-play” list from The Art of the Future Project.
On May 3, Brooks and Cole will engage in a discussion about new views on strategy at the Council’s invitation-only global strategists roundtable.
The public May 2 event — which will be webcast — will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and be held at the Council’s headquarters in Washington. It is hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Strategy Initiative, supported by the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.