28 January 2013 0830-1000 Elliot School Washington DC Leon Fuerth and Thomas Pickering, “Anticipatory Governance: Upgrading Government for the 21st Century” + Past References

Ethics, Government

Leon Fuerth
Leon Fuerth

The Elliott School of International Affairs
and the Institute for Global and International Studies

proudly present

Anticipatory Governance:
Upgrading Government for the 21st Century

Leon Fuerth
Research Professor of International Affairs, GW;
Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Al Gore

Thomas Pickering
Thomas Pickering

Thomas Pickering
Vice Chair, Hills & Co.; Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2001)

If we are to remain a well-functioning republic and a prosperous nation, we must get ahead of events or we risk being overtaken by them. That will only be possible by upgrading our legacy systems of management to meet today’s unique brand of accelerating and complex challenges. Anticipatory Governance responds to this need by introducing three critical elements to existing Executive Branch functions: foresight fused to policy analysis; networked governance for mission-based management and budgeting; and feedback to monitor and adjust policy relative to initial expectations. Presidential transitions – the period of time between the election and inauguration – can be used to upgrade government processes. Leon Fuerth and Amb. Tom Pickering will discuss practical upgrades that the incoming administration could make to the Executive Branch systems; upgrades that are light on resources, compatible with the existing structures and processes of government, and fully executable under customary Presidential authorities.

Details, Link to RSVP Form, References Below the Line

Monday, January 28, 2013
Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Discussion: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Elliott School of International Affairs
City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC

RSVP: http://go.gwu.edu/Fuerth

REFERENCES

2012  Anticipatory Governance: 3 Ways We’ll Govern in the 21st Century By John Kamensky in Government Executive, November 30, 2012 [good summary of Leon Feurth’s concept and recommendations, with link to document (also below).

2012  Anticipatory Governance: Upgrading Government for the 21st Century Leon Fuerth, David Abshire, Sandy Berger, Paul Verkuil, Jane Harman (Wilson Center)  VIDEO 1:14:15

2011 Operationalizing Anticipatory Governance, Leon Fuerth (Prism)

2-11 Anticipatory Governance Work Program: Workshop Reports, Leon Fuerth, National Defense University

2008 Anticipatory Governance  by Short Blog

2007  Toward Anticipatory Governance (Nanotechnology), by David Guston