Thinking forwards 2020: short essays addressing an altered future
The contributors of the multimedia project Think. Order. Form. Forwards develop concrete recommendations for action.
A world after COVID-19: The contributors of the multimedia project Think. Order. Form. Forwards develop concrete recommendations for action.
Last year, in this multimedia project with 40 contributors, we took up the thoughts and ideas of Alfred Herrhausen and conveyed them into a discourse of the present. With our new project #ThinkForwards2020 we are now looking further ahead. With a series of short essays, we are launching the project: participants of Think. Order. Form. Forwards reflect on their contributions from today’s point of view and derive concrete recommendations for action for an altered future. European cohesion, an economy for people or digital learning - in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, many topics from Think. Order. Form. Forwards appear in a new light and might reveal opportunities for the future.
The short essays address industry actors, politicians and citizens, but also society as a whole. We will publish the essays here in the publications and through our social media, providing impulses and an active contribution to shaping the future of our free and open society.
- Dingding Chen, Professor of International Relations at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, with a research focus on Chinese foreign policy, Asian security, Chinese politics and human rights
- Hafsat Abiola-Costello, human rights, civil rights and democracy activist and president of the Women in Africa Initiative
- Denise Feldner, laywer and business managerin
- Heiko Fischer, Co-founder of the management technology company Resourceful Humans, pioneer of the network organization form
- Ulrike Guérot, Professor for European Policy and the Study of Democray at Danube University Krems
- Anna Herrhausen, German political scientist and Executive Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft in Berlin
- Gerald Hüther, German neurobiologist and professor emeritus at the University of Göttingen, co-founder of the Akademie für Potentialentfaltung
- Parag Khanna, Indian American specialist in International Relations, Managing Partner of FutureMap
- Roman Lipski, painter and one of the first artists who uses artificial intelligence in his creative process
- Margret Rasfeld, Initiative Schule im Aufbruch
- Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD and initiator of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
- Thomas Straubhaar, Professor of Economics with a research focus on international economic relations
- Matthias Weber, Communications specialist; Head of the Free Thinking Programme and Head of Communications at the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft
- Mikhail Gorbachev, Former president of the Soviet Union until 1991, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990
- Eilika, Princess of Anhalt, Social entrepreneur in the field of education and structural change