EIF Breakfast Debate on Global Trends 2030 and the Significance of the Technological Dimension

EIF Breakfast Debate


The purpose of the occasion is to meet with Dr Mathew Burrows, Counsellor and Director of the Analysis and Production Staff at the United States National Intelligence Council (NIC), who is currently in the final stages of preparing a document on Global Trends 2030 to be published by the end of the year.

In recent months, he has put increasing emphasis on exploring the technological dimension of Global Trends 2030. He would greatly appreciate comments on a draft document which he will make available for discussion at the meeting.

Dr. Mathew Burrows was appointed Counselor to the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in July 2007 and Director of the Analysis and Production Staff (APS) in January 2010. He also served previously as Director of APS from 2003 to 2007. As Director of APS, he is responsible for managing a staff of senior analysts and production technicians who guide and shepherd all NIC products from inception to dissemination. He was the principal drafter for the NIC publication, Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World. In September 2005, he was asked to set up and direct the NIC's new Long Range Analysis Unit. 

Dr. Burrows joined the CIA in 1986, where he served as analyst for the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), covering Western Europe, including the development of European institutions such as the European Union. In 1998-99 he was the first holder of the Intelligence Community Fellowship, and served at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. Other previous positions included assignments as special assistant to the US UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, 1999-2001, and Deputy National Security Advisor to US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill in 2001-2002. He is a member of the DI's Senior Analyst Service. 

Dr. Burrows graduated from Wesleyan University in 1976 and in 1983 received a PhD in European History from Cambridge University, England.



Welcome and introductory remarks

James Elles MEP and EIF Co-Founder

Key note speaker

Dr Mathew Burrows, United States National Intelligence Council (NIC)

Exchange of views with participants
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