The Future of... aims to peak into what our future may hold for us. Both at macro and micro levels we try and uncover the impact on our day to day lives. Whether it is ideologies, social structures, means of work or communication, or how we live and work, what does the future hold for us?
The Future of Liberalism
Dr. Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an assistant research professor of Islamic studies at Fuller Seminary. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic, where he writes a monthly essay on culture and politics. Hamid is also the co-founder of Wisdom of Crowds, a newsletter, podcast, and debate platform. In 2019, he was named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine.
Hamid is the author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on foreign affairs, and co-editor of Rethinking Political Islam. His first book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014. His forthcoming book The Problem of Democracy will be published by Oxford University Press this October.
Hamid received his B.S. and M.A. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign
Service and his Ph.D. in political science from Oxford University.
Book Discussed: The Two Faces of Liberalism by John Gray
On Putin, Rationality and Believing in Heaven
Liberalism & The Universality Trap
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The Future of Wine Investing
Atul Tiwari is the CEO of Cult Wines.
Hailed by Investment Executive as
‘having a knack for knowing what’s next’, Atul is thrilled to have successfully married
his extensive investment experience with a passion for wine to introduce this unique
asset class to the Americas market. Atul leads with investment rigor, excellent client
relationships and unparalleled knowledge of the asset class.
The Future of Gaming
Rafael Brown is a game designer, game developer, XR technologist, and studio head. He is a 25 year veteran of the game industry, who traces his roots to Looking Glass and Thief, and saw this generation of virtual reality start on John Carmack’s desk 11 years ago while working on Rage. Rafael loves building virtual worlds. He has been dreaming of the metaverse since watching Tron in the theater as a kid and reading Neuromancer a couple years later. During the pandemic, he founded Symbol Zero, which builds games, virtual worlds, virtual concerts, and cloud platforms. Symbol Zero is Roblox’s virtual concert partner having built the Lil Nas X virtual concert experience, the second largest virtual concert in history, and many other concerts for Sony Music and Warner Music in Roblox.
We talked about development of the gaming industry, where it's at today, how does web 3 and metaverse affect gaming industry and what does its future look like?
The Future of Investing
Professor Stephen Foerster is a Finance Professor at Ivey Business School, Western University. We spoke about his new book "In Pursuit of The Perfect Portfolio" on the development of finance as an academic field, its evolution and the future of investing.
The Future of Innovation
Matt Clancy is a Senior Fellow at Institute for Progress. He's also the creator of the website "New Things Under the Sun", a living literature review about innovation.
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Coronavirus IV - Special Episode - On the frontlines of COVID
Dr. Andrew Park is an emergency physician at London Health Sciences Centre and an assistant professor of medicine at Schulich School of Medicine. As a lifelong learner, he also has a Masters degree in Adult Learning and Global Change through UBC and a MBA through Ivey Business School. Andrew is currently developing an emotional intelligence curriculum to build future leaders in medicine.