The CSIS Congressional Foresight Initiative is co-directed by Elizabeth Hoffman, Director of CSIS Congressional and Government Affairs, and Fellow, and Erol Yayboke, Director of the CSIS Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow with the International Security Program. The objective of this series is to enhance congressional staff’s understanding of long-range trends and key changes in the global environment affecting U.S. and international security. On the basis of this understanding, the series fosters new opportunities for bipartisan collaboration to address challenges to international peace and prosperity. The series also considers best practices in long-range strategic planning and its implementation in government drawn from around the globe. The CSIS Congressional Foresight Initiative is made possible with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Congressional Foresight Initiative

2021-2022 Congressional Fellows

A bipartisan and bicameral group of congressional staff were selected as the 2021-2022 CSIS Congressional Foresight Initiative Fellows. 


Strategic Foresight: Creating the Future we want Today

Strategic Foresight: Creating the Future We Want Today

In a world defined by transformative trends, strategic foresight helps us to prepare for future challenges and how to respond to them. Scenario planning, horizon scanning, and war gaming are just a few of the tools that we can use to identify drivers of change. By using these tools, we can understand the range of plausible outcomes and attempt to understand and identify the future consequences of today’s actions.