Appendix 2. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Industry, Policy and Public Interest Lobbying Organizations Notable for Foresight Work

Organizational foresight leaders and previous leaders (“prev.”) are listed below in bold, where known. Check LinkedIn Advanced Search, using org name and relevant foresight terms (strategy, foresight, forecasting, design, innovation, scenarios, etc.), org site search, (site:domainname searchstring) and general Google search to find current and past foresight leaders at each org. Use multiple negatives to eliminate urls or terms you don’t want, and use quotes to get exact phrases, like “strategic foresight” and “future of”.

Organization Foresight Leaders; Org Description Region (HQ)
Left Wing
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Defending individual rights and liberties through work in courts, legislature, and communities. 1 (USA)
Ctr for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Leading legal institution of the progressive movmnt in US. 1 (USA)
China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) A leading public policy research institute in China. 7 (Beijing, China)
Earth Institute (Columbia Univ.) Jeffrey Sacks; Sustainability in science and public policy through education, research and practical solutions. 1 (USA)
Greenpeace Environmental and go-slow technology activism. 3 (Amsterdam, NL)
Institute for Policy Studies Oldest US multi-issue progressive think tank. 1 (USA)
Institute for Public Policy Research Britain’s leading progressive think tank. 3 (London, UK)
MoveOn Liberal public policy advocacy group. 1 (Berkeley, CA)
World Resources Institute Sustainability, econ dev, information access, social equity. 1 (USA)
Worldwatch Institute Erik Assadourian; Global assessment, environmental sustainability, social justice. 1 (USA)
Centrist
Atlantic Council Banning Garrett; Strategic Foresight Initiative. (Long term thinking). International affairs think tank. 1 (USA)
Brookings Institute Oldest and largest US nonpartisan public policy institute. 1 (USA)
Center for Public Integrity Monitoring abuses of the lobbying industry. 1 (USA)
Center for Responsive Politics Promoting transparency in government activity. 1 (USA)
Ctr for Strategic & Internatl Studies Erik Peterson; Nonpartisan policy for global issues. Seven Revolutions is a 20 year foresight program. 1 (USA)
Civitas Think tank for the study and improvement of civil society. 3 (London, UK)
Committee for Econ Development Indep. org of biz and ed. leaders dedicated to policy research on economic and social issues. 60 years old. 1 (USA)
Council on Foreign Relations Nonpartisan national membership org. for foreign policy analysis & reccs. Publishes Foreign Affairs since 1922. 1 (USA)
Demos Britain’s leading centrist think tank. 1 (London, UK)
FairVote Eliminating winner-takes-all and moving to ranked choice voting (RCV) at local, state, and federal levels. 1 (USA)
Public Knowledge Fair and balanced approach to copyright and tech policy. 1 (USA)
Woodrow Wilson Intnatl Center David Rejeski; Policy, international studies, tech, security. 1 (USA)
Right Wing
Americans for Prosperity Conservative advocacy, funded by the Koch brothers.
Bradley Foundation Advocacy  for freedom, private ent., limited government. 1 (USA)
Cato Institute Technology aware but unrealistically libertarian at times. 1 (USA)
Heritage Foundation Limited govt, strong defense, more globalized and free enterprise, limited social programs, and individual liberty. 1 (USA)
Hoover Institution Freedoms, private enterprise, and representative govt. 1 (USA)
Hudson Institute Technology and limited govt.Founded by Herman Kahn. 1 (USA)
Manhattan Institute Economic choice and indiv responsibility in civic society. 1 (USA)
National Rifle Association Defenders of the individual right to bear anonymous arms. 1 (USA)
Reason Foundation Promotes choice, competition, and dynamic markets 1 (USA)
US Chamber of Commerce Major conservative and big-business advocacy group. 1 (USA)
For many more orgs, see:
GlobalForesight.org – Orgs – Public Policy and Governance

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