Forum Futures 2009

Forum Futures 2009 is a compilation of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2008 Aspen Symposium. Papers address topics such as seismic shifts in the global economy, breaking the “winner-take-all” cycle in higher education, and new perspectives on “college success.” Scholars include William Bowen, who emphasizes the importance of boards of trustees; Burton Malkiel on lessons learned from the 2007-08 credit crisis; Leslie Gelb, who describes mutual indispensability as the central operating principle of international power in the 21st century; Daniel Yankelovich on how higher education is breaking the social contract and what to do about it; and Antonio Damasio on the social implications of recent advances in the neurosciences.