values first, ideas second
Internationalist Future is a direct response to the rise of national populism but it does not represent simple opposition. We are a think tank created by a group of radical progressives who believe there is much to learn from the revolt against the old order if we are to create a more robust future inter-nationalism that recognises the democratic nation state as protector of those left behind by globalisation.
Based in London and New York initially, our position is realist but based on core values that emphasise peace, individual autonomy and the organic development of stable and fair societies for the welfare of all their members on equal terms. Our focus is international relations in the broadest sense. We are keen to challenge the ‘usual suspects’ in the commentariat who have failed to predict events despite their listed credentials. We are looking for new talent from all generations, genders, lifestyles and ethnic backgrounds who can give us fresh ideas on the resolution of intractable problems.
We are interested in the role of technological innovation in defining future international relations, not only the use of artificial intelligence and robotics and their effects on interdependent economies but such developments as space research, nanotechnology, biotechnology, advances in computing power and the ideologies that sustain them. We are cautious progressives who, as humanists, want to ensure that we, the people, remain master of both the machines and the scientists and engineers who build and programme them. The future must belong to all of us.
We are happy to collaborate with existing specialist think tanks and policy units. We have a collaborative rather than a competitive approach to ideas generation.
If you are interested in knowing more, want to participate in our programmes, have ideas for projects or want to share in the adventure with funding and collaboration, contact our Director, Mark Seddon, or our Director of Research, Tim Pendry.