42nd International Symposium on Forecasting
International Institute of Forecasters
The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.
Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022 View conference website.
JIS Symposium 2022: The American Century & Its Challenges: U.S., Russia, P. R. China
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, International Christian Studies Association
It is by now legendary that the twentieth century was “the American Century.” But, did the West celebrate prematurely a much-heralded victory over fascism and communism? Post-Soviet Russia remains a major geopolitical rival, with its hackers holding U.S. companies hostage for ransom. Of the remaining communist one-party states--People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba--“China” poses the greatest challenge. China’s hackers excel at stealing U.S. civilian and military tech secrets, while its trade and investment policies aim to create dependent “vassal” states. Thus, U.S. companies are constrained by lack of parts that are now manufactured typically abroad, including strategic high tech, and even medicines. The question arises: Can the U.S. heal its unprecedented internal social divisions, punctuated by identity politics, and find the courage to withstand China’s “smoke-and-mirrors” gambit for world domination? According to David P. Goldman’s book, You Will Be Assimilated: China’s Plan to Sino-Form the World (2020), “China” has already thrown down the gauntlet globally, whose success would signify the ultimate triumph of its “Made in China” strategy. Put simply, can democracies compete with dictatorships in the twenty-first century without becoming like their adversaries? If so, how can the American experiment in popular self-government meet the challenges of an Orwellian future?
Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022View conference website.