Eric Palomaa is director of the Hess Center for New Frontiers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he connects senior leaders in government, civil society, and business with innovative CSIS research on the macrotrends and drivers shaping the future geopolitical landscape. Eric specializes in long-term futures and scenario design and leads the program's flagship presentation, New Frontiers, as well as its suite of strategy and foresight workshops. He is also a senior adviser to CSIS Executive Education, where he previously served as director of partnerships and deputy director of the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy. Prior to CSIS, he served as director of development for the Brookings Institution and as an analyst at Argonne National Laboratory’s Computation Institute, where his research focused on geopolitics and agent-based modeling. He holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in history and international affairs from Trinity University in Texas.