SAFN collaborates with BCIPA in Bangladesh

30th August 2023, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The South Asia Foresight Network SAFN (SAFN) collaborates with the Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs(BCIPA) on Security, foreign policy, and Futures research. With the rising challenges in the Indo-Pacific, the South Asian region plays an integral role. The collaboration between SAFN at The Millennium Project in Washington D.C. and BCIPA…

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Global cooperation urgently needed to govern risks of advanced AI, warns new report. 

World leaders in artificial intelligence explain future possibilities. Washington, DC August 22, 2023 – A new report by The Millennium Project warns that advanced artificial intelligence systems could emerge sooner than expected, posing unprecedented risks unless prudent governance frameworks are rapidly put in place. The report titled International Governance Issues of the Transition from Artificial Narrow Intelligence…

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How China Engages South Asia: Themes, Partners and Tools

Book Chapter authored by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director SAFN Edited By Constantino Xavier & Jabin Jacob Published by CSEP REPORT SUMMARY: DOWNLOADS After several decades of limited engagement, China has rapidly deepened and diversified its relations with India and its neighbouring countries. However, beyond the economic dimension, not much is known of the other aspects of China’s growing…

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Studies of China and Chineseness since the Cultural Revolution

New Book Edited by two SAFN Scholars, Prof Swaran Singh – Director India SAFN and Dr. Reena Marwah Senior Fellow SAFN Published by World Scientific Volume 1: Reinterpreting Ideologies and Ideological Reinterpretations https://doi.org/10.1142/12979 | December 2022Pages: 188 Why have the influences of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (roughly 1966–1976) in contemporary China been so pervasive, profound, and…

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JUST LAUNCHED – SOUTH ASIA FORESIGHT NETWORK (SAFN) NODE

January 11th, 2023 The Millennium Project has just launched its South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) with representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SAFN’s purpose is to create a regional foresight capacity for joint futures research to improve cooperation and synergies among all nations of the region. SAFN was launched due to four challenges in the region: 1) Lack of…

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Book launch ‘Teardrop Diplomacy’ in New Delhi

09 May 2023, New Delhi:  Bloomsbury India in collaboration with India International Centre hosted an insightful discussion around Teardrop Diplomacy: China’s Sri Lanka Foray. The panellists comprised of C Raja Mohan (Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute), Smruti S Pattanaik (Senior Fellow, Manohar Parikkar Institute for Defence Studies), Rajeswari Rajagopalan (Director, CSST, ORF) and the author Asanga…

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SAFN MONOGRAPHIC SERIES – VOLUME 1, 2023

The recently estrablished South Asia Foresight Network Node (SAFN) of The Millennium Project issued the first volume of a new SAFN Monographic series with the purpose of highlighting a challenge faced by a South Asian country in every volume and of developing recommendations to address the challenge while looking at the future vulnerabilities and threats to the environment and the…

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Launch of SAFN

The Millennium Project has just launched its South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) with representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SAFN’s purpose is to create a regional foresight capacity for joint futures research to improve cooperation and synergies among all nations of the region. SAFN was launched due to four challenges in the region: 1) Lack of Futures Research and…

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